Iowa Men's Basketball

Iowa men's basketball at Wisconsin: Final score, stats, highlights

Wisconsin's Ethan Happ posts up as Iowa's Luka Garza defends in Thursday's game at Kohl Center in Madison, Wis. (USA TODAY Sports)
Wisconsin's Ethan Happ posts up as Iowa's Luka Garza defends in Thursday's game at Kohl Center in Madison, Wis. (USA TODAY Sports)

Iowa lost its third straight game and fourth in its last five Thursday night, 65-45 at No. 21 Wisconsin.

The Hawkeyes fell to 21-9 overall and 10-9 in the Big Ten. Wisconsin is now 21-9, 13-6.

Coverage from Madison:

» Iowa was hapless against Ethan Happ and Wisconsin

» Game recap: Hawkeyes battered by Badgers

Turning point: Iowa shot 29.6 percent in the first half and was fortunate to be down only 31-22 at the break. But Wisconsin took complete control of the game soon enough. Ethan Happ had 11 points and six rebounds in the first 8-plus minutes of the second half as the Badgers built a 48-28 advantage. It only got worse from there.

MVP: It was Senior Night for Happ, and the Badgers legend didn't disappoint. He finished with 21 points, 14 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals and left the game to a standing ovation.

Key stat: 0. Nothing worked for Iowa on offense, but the most telling stat might have been Tyler Cook's zero points. Iowa's leading scorer was 0 for 6 from the floor and didn't attempt a free throw in 24 minutes as the Hawkeyes struggled mightily to run offense.

Stat leaders:

Points: Jordan Bohannon, Ryan Kriener, Iowa (8); Ethan Happ, Wisconsin (21)

Rebounds: Tyler Cook, Iowa (7); Ethan Happ, Wisconsin (14)

Assists: Jordan Bohannon, Isaiah Moss, Riley Till, Iowa (2); D'Mitrik Trice, Wisconsin (4)

Steals: Maishe Dailey, Nicholas Baer, Iowa (2); D'Mitrik Trice, Ethan Happ, Wisconsin (2)

Blocks: Joe Wieskamp, Iowa (2); Khalil Iverson, Ethan Happ, Wisconsin (2)

3-Pointers: Jordan Bohannon, Iowa (2-8); Brad Davison, Aleem Ford, Wisconsin (1-3)

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» Box score

Up next: Iowa ends the regular season at 1 p.m. Sunday at Nebraska (BTN).

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