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Nate Reuvers helps Wisconsin Badgers overcome the slow start and Eastern Illinois Panthers 65-52 | to defeat Wisconsin Badgers Men's Basketball



The University of Wisconsin men's basketball team needed a late run to avoid an embarrassing home game defeat on Friday night.

Kobe King scored a career high of 18 points and Nate Reuvers flirted with a threefold double, but the Badgers Reuvers ended with 14 points, a career high of 14 rebounds and nine blocks, which corresponds to the record of the single-game program he shares with Brad Sellers.

UW's first win of the season was anything but easy, in part because he missed 1

5 of his 18 attempts from the 3-point area.

The Badgers (1-1) went 20 out of 24 out of the free-throw line, with King making eight of his 10 attempts and Reuvers going 5 out of 5.

Marvin Johnson scored 12 points and George Dixon added 11 for the Panthers ( 0-2), a 19-point outsider.

UW fought on an emotional night that began with the program in honor of the family of assistant coach Howard Moor e, who is on vacation. Moore and his family were involved in an accident in Michigan in late May that killed his wife Jen and daughter Jaidyn. Moore suffered severe burns and later suffered a heart attack after returning to Madison.

Following a video homage to the Moore family, his parents, Trennis and Howard Sr., turned to the crowd.

Barnes families, we want to thank everyone for the love and support they have given us, "said Trennis Moore in a prepared statement. "And as Coach Howard Moore always says," Once a badger, always a badger!

Howard Moore, assistant UW basketball coach, was seriously injured during a weekend accident on Memorial Day in Michigan, where his wife and daughter died …

A few moments later, Moore's 13-year-old son, Jerell, He was wearing jersey No. 34.

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But UW responded with a 15-0 run to end the game. Senior guard Brevin Pritzl scored six points during the climb, while King added four.

The Panthers had eight consecutive empty possessions after moving within three.

Reuvers almost had a double double in the first half – 12 points and nine rebounds, along with four blocks – to help UW build up a lead of 34-27.

King added 10 points at half-time, but the Badgers struggled to pull away from the Panthers. UW was sloppy with the ball – seven sales in 32 possessions – and scored 25 percent from the 3-point range in the first half.

Junior Point Guard D & # 39; Mitrik Trice left the game with 14 minutes to go in the first half after Deang Deang from eastern Illinois, a former eminent Madison East, elbowed his forehead. Trice was bleeding as he walked into the training room with a team doctor. He returned to the court with a large bandage on his forehead and entered the match again with a remaining time of 3:31 until half time.

This story is being updated.

Photos: Wisconsin Badgers Retain Eastern Illinois Panthers in Emotional Home Game

Wisconsin striker Nate Reuvers (35) shoots Jordan Skipper-Brown (2) in the first half of the match between the teams at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin. November 8, 2019. JOHN HART, STATE JOURNAL



Wisconsin striker Nate Reuvers (35) and Wisconsin guard Brad Davison (34) defend Forward Jordan Skipper-Brown (2) from eastern Illinois played in the first half of the match between the teams at the Kohl Center in Madison, W Friday. November 8, 2019. JOHN HART, STATE MAGAZINE



Wisconsin Guard Brad Davison (34) and Wisconsin Center's Joe Hedstrom (32) defend The Guard George Dixon (35) from eastern Illinois during the first half of a game between teams at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin on the 8th JOHN HART, STATE JOURNAL





  Badgers 65, Panthers 52
            

Tyler Wahl (5), Wisconsin striker, shares a moment with Jerrell Moore, son of Howard Moore, assistant coach of Wisconsin Badgers, before playing the team against Eastern Illinois University at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin his wife Jennifer and daughter Jaidyn. Moore continued to face health problems as the accident did not experience the game. JOHN HART, STATE JOURNAL