MADISON, Wisconsin (Ticker) -- Mike Wilkinson was as good as Indiana through the first 20 minutes.
Wilkinson scored 15 of his 20 points before halftime as 18th-ranked Wisconsin extended its home winning streak to 21 games with a 79-45 Big Ten Conference rout of the Hoosiers.
Wilkinson matched Indiana's first-half output as Wisconsin (10-2, 1-0 Big Ten) built a commanding 37-15 halftime edge. The Badgers' stingy defense bottled up Hoosiers leading scorer Bracey Wright, who scored a season-low seven points, while Wilkinson and Andreas Helmigk provided the early offense.
Wisconsin shot 49 percent (29-of-59) and finished with 21 assists, including nine by Devin Harris. Wilkinson added 10 rebounds, four assists and five blocks for the Badgers, who have won or shared the Big Ten regular-season crown the last two seasons.
"If you look at results, if you look at 20-some assists and five turnovers, you say that's a pretty good ballgame," Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said. "That's taking care of the ball. Unfortunately for the players, I remember all five. You know I do."
The Badgers used a 15-0 run to build a 33-10 cushion with 4:22 left before halftime. Wilkinson nailed a pair of 3-pointers and Helmigk had five points in the spurt.
Indiana (6-6, 0-1) suffered its third loss by at least 33 points. The Hoosiers were beaten, 100-67, at Wake Forest on December 2 and 80-41 by Kentucky 18 days later.
"I think why we appreciate what we do is because we never let margin of victory or margin of defeat or the closeness of the game affect a teaching point," Ryan said.
Harris became the 28th Badger to reach the 1,000-point mark after scoring 15. He also anchored the defensive effort on Wright, who had been averaging 22.9 points.
Wisconsin, which has yet to lose a Big Ten home game under Ryan, won its fourth straight matchup with Indiana at the Kohl Center.