Wisconsin (8-0, 0-0) will come back to the mainland United States the same way they left it – undefeated.
The Badgers struggled from the field late in the first half, and did not shoot the ball particularly well Wednesday night in Cancun in the championship game of the Cancun Challenge hosted by the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya.
The Mountaineers outshot Wisconsin, going 53% from beyond the arc and 43% from the field overall.
After Wisconsin’s hot start, they finished the night shooting a marginal 40.7% from both the field and behind the three point line.
Where the difference came was at the foul line where the Badgers knocked in 15 of their 17 attempts compared to a 6-of-14 performance from their opponent.
A full game report with comments from coach Bo Ryan will follow later tonight.