Dienhart’s rapid reaction: Wisconsin rallies, runs away from Purdue

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CHICAGO — The Big Ten regular-season champs are one win away from being Big Ten tourney champs, too.

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No. 1-seed Wisconsin erased a five-point halftime deficit en route to running away from No. 4-seed Purdue, 71-51, in the first Big Ten tourney semifinal Saturday at the United Center.

Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart’s rapid reaction to Wisconsin’s win.

Top star: Bronson Koenig was on fire for Wisconsin, scoring a game-high and career-high 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting. He drained three 3-pointers, as the Badgers had four players in double-figures. Koenig was equally deadly shooting from long range or driving the hoop.

Top stat: 3, turnovers for Wisconsin. It was another classic exhibition by the Badgers…

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