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Koenig, Happ score 17 each, Wisconsin beats N. Dakota 78-64

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Bronson Koenig and Ethan Happ scored 17 points apiece to help Wisconsin beat North Dakota 78-64 Tuesday night.

Happ also grabbed seven rebounds, five of them on the offensive end.

Vitto Brown scored 12 points, Nigel Hayes had 11 and Zak Showalter 10 for Wisconsin (2-1).

Wisconsin jumped out to a 7-0 lead and never trailed, taking a 35-22 lead into halftime.

The Badgers used a 10-2 run to push their lead to 57-36 with 9:05 left and led by as many as 25.

Geno Crandall came off the bench to lead North Dakota (1-1) with 19 points, while Drick Bernstine added 15.

North Dakota shot 48 percent while Wisconsin hit 44 percent, but Wisconsin attempted 16 more field goals (66). Wisconsin held a 16-5 edge in offensive rebounding and committed just six turnovers compared to 17 for North Dakota.

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