No. 17 Wisconsin 91, Marathon 73
MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ Michael Finley scored 24 points and Rashard Griffith added 22 Sunday, leading No. 17 Wisconsin past Marathon Basketball 91-73 in an exhibition game.
Finley and Griffith accounted for 33 of the Badgers’ 46 points in the first half as Wisconsin opened a 46-34 lead. Finley scored 18 in the half, including 4 of 5 3-point shots.
A 15-0 run, including three 3-point baskets by Finley, opened a 24-4 Wisconsin lead.
Marathon drew to 42-34, led by Ron Rutland, who scored 13 of his 29 points in the first half. Wisconsin scored the last four points of the first half and the first 12 of the second half to regain command, 58-34.
Finley had nine rebounds and four assists and Griffith grabbed 14 rebounds as Wisconsin outrebounded Marathon 57-32. Freshman Sean Daugherty added 11 points for Wisconsin.
Marathon, 0-7 in exhibition play, got 13 points from Jeremy Ludvigson and 12 from Greg Wendt.
Wisconsin opens the regular season Saturday against Wright State.