Wisconsin 79, Grambling St. 46
It was the senior point guard’s second straight strong performance, and the
Even with his team up 74-37, Hughes was still working, diving into press row and landing awkwardly with 3:56 remaining. He came back out with a bandage on his upper right arm.
The Tigers’ only lead came at 4-3 and was quickly erased on a 17-2 run by
Leading 41-27 at half,
Hughes, who scored a career-high 26 against the
Hughes’ three-point play pushed the lead to 30 points for the first time with 9:40 to play and the lead reached 38 late in the second half.
Hughes’ play has sparked the
The Tigers couldn’t get their entire traveling party on another connection, so half the team flew to Chicago while the other half remained in Dallas. By the time the team was finally reunited at O’Hare International Airport, the Tigers boarded a bus that took about two hours to arrive at their hotel at 11:15 p.m.
To put those travel woes in perspective, it took