MADISON, Wisconsin (Ticker) -- Devin Harris scored 18 points as No. 19 Wisconsin extended its home winning streak to 17 games with a 73-57 victory over Wisconsin-Green Bay.
Wisconsin (5-1) began a three-game homestand against in-state opponents with a poor all-around effort, allowing Wisconsin-Green Bay to stay close while struggling from the line. But it still was good enough to improve the Badgers' record to 10-0 against the Phoenix.
Freddie Owens scored 16 points and Mike Wilkinson was the third Badger in double figures with 12. The Badgers shot over 50 percent for the first time, clicking at 54 percent (27-of-50).
"They were matching up man-to-man," Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said. "We got to the rim easy. We got a couple of easy ones there at the end. ... That helps you on the percentage."
The Badgers never trailed and got a pair of jumpers from Boo Wade in an 11-4 run to close the first half for a 40-25 advantage. The Phoenix (2-4), who shot 54.5 percent (24-of-44), managed to get within 62-54 on Matt Rohde's basket with 3:17 left.
Wilkinson sandwiched a pair of baskets around two free throws by Owens to help Wisconsin pull away. But the Badgers were just 52 percent (14-of-27) from the line.
"The ball didn't go down," Ryan said. "Sometimes it gets contagious, too. I like the fact that we got there, though."
The Badgers also debuted sophomore forward Alando Tucker, who had been sidelined with a broken foot. Tucker, who is expected to move into the starting lineup eventually, came off the bench and scored five points in 12 minutes.
Wisconsin took excellent care of the ball with just seven turnovers. Wade helped force 17 turnovers by Wisconsin-Green Bay with four steals.
"I felt coming in that to play against a team that's as well-coached as Wisconsin, we had to first of all, not turn over the ball," Phoenix coach Tod Kowalczyk said. "I told our guys we had to keep it ay 10 or fewer."
Brandon Morris scored 11 points for the Phoenix, who fell to 0-4 on the road.