Koenig, Dekker lead Badgers past Northwestern
Bronson Koenig scored a season-high 16 points, Sam Dekker also had 16 and No. 5 Wisconsin won its sixth straight by beating Northwestern 65-50 on Saturday.
Nigel Hayes added 11 points and eight rebounds for the Badgers (21-2, 9-1 Big Ten), who are off to their best start since going 21-1 in 2006-7.
Wisconsin overpowered the Wildcats (10-13, 1-9) with its athleticism to open a big early lead.
Dekker started the scoring for Wisconsin with a 3 before later darting through the interior of the 2-3 zone for a dunk. The agile 6-foot-7 forward also converted an alley-oop from Josh Gasser for another slam during a game-opening 21-4 run.
Alex Olah had 15 points for Northwestern. The Big Ten’s last-place team extended its losing streak to nine.