Wisconsin 99, Prairie View 55

Jon Leuer scored 24 points and Josh Gasser added 21 as Wisconsin

beat Prairie View 99-55 in the Badgers’ season opener Sunday

night.

Gasser’s 21 points off the bench were the second most by a

freshman in his debut in school history.

Trant Simpson led the Panthers (0-2) with 14 points.

Leuer hit 3-pointers on three straight possessions as Wisconsin

went up 9-0 with Prairie View missing its first five shots. The

Panthers recovered from their dismal start to stay in the game and

trailed 43-36 early in the second half.

Wisconsin then went on a 21-3 run over the next five minutes to

put the game away. Jordan Taylor scored 10 points in the spurt and

finished with 20.