MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Jordan Taylor scored 17 points to lead No. 13 Wisconsin to a 79-45 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Friday in the Badgers' final game before Big Ten play begins.
Playing for the first time in more than a week, the Badgers (11-2) showed no signs of rust, taking a 20-4 lead in the game's first 8 minutes.
The Delta Devils (1-10) were able to cut the lead to 11 points twice in the first half and showed signs they might make it a game. But foul trouble and Wisconsin's free throw shooting eventually wore them down.
Jared Berggren scored 15 points and Josh Gasser added 11 for Wisconsin, which was 31 of 44 from the line.
Paul Crosby and Terrence Joyner both scored 14 points for the Delta Devils.
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