Badgers roll in opener, 62-31

Kaminsky's double-double leads Wisconsin
Badgers roll in opener, 62-31

The Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team opened its regular season with a convincing 62-31 win over Northern Kentucky at the Kohl Center Friday night.

Players and coaches were presented with rings commemorating the Badgers’ trip to the Final Four last April and a banner was raised to the Kohl Center rafters before the game.

Once the game started, the Badgers opened a 28-15 lead at halftime.

Wisconsin outscored the Norse 34-16 in the second half to pull away for the 31-point win.

The Badgers held Northern Kentucky to 26-percent field goal shooting.

Frank Kaminsky scored 16 points and had 11 rebounds. Sam Dekker added 15 and Nigel Hayes had a career high 10 rebounds.

Wisconsin will host Chattanooga at the Kohl Center Sunday at noon.