If you would have told me that the Wisconsin Badgers would put up over 100 points Tuesday night against North Dakota I would’ve told you you’re crazy. Now if you were to tell me that Frank Kaminsky would set the school record for most points in a single game I’d say you were out of your mind.
Well both happened at the Kohl Center as the Badgers defeated the Fighting Sioux 103-85 and leading the way for all scorers was Kaminsky, who put up a school record 43 points. The 7-footer was almost perfect from the floor, shooting 16-19, but was perfect from three-point land going 6-6.
With chants of “Frank the Tank” and “we want Frank” coming from the Grateful Red, you knew it was just a matter of time before Kaminsky set the record.
The Badgers had three other players score in double figures. Sam Dekker finished with 19, Traevon Jackson with 14 and Ben Brust scored 10 points in the winning effort. The 103 points is also a school record for most points inside the Kohl Center.
Neither team seemed to put up much of an effort on defense. To go along with the Badgers’ numbers, North Dakota had a hot hand on their team as well. Troy Huff, whose mother Theresa played for Wisconsin and finished her career as the Badgers all-time leading scorer and rebounded, scored a team-high 37 points (15-22 FG, 4-6 3PT) and looked impressive.
But the story of the game was certainly about Kaminsky, who passed his previous career-high of 19 points before the end of the first half. The junior has continued to impress this week, as he scored 16 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in the Badgers win over UW-Green Bay on Saturday.