>> March Madness - Wisconsin Defeats American 75-35 - Recap
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Wisconsin blew out American on Thursday, running up the score in a 75-35 win at BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Bettors who backed Wisconsin were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 13.5 at sportsbooks.
Traevon Jackson had 18 points for Wisconsin and Ben Brust chipped in with 17 points. Josh Gasser had 4 assists for them, while Sam Dekker was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 6 boards.
American got 11 points from John Schoof in a losing cause and another 11 points from Tony Wroblicky. Tony Wroblicky contributed 4 assists for them, while Darius Gardner had 8 rebounds.
Wisconsin led at halftime, 32-22.
The rebound battle favored Wisconsin as they grabbed 31 boards, while American only had 24.