Badgers dismantle Panthers in intrastate battle in Madison

Kobe King guarded by DeAndre Abram
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Madison -- After playing what he felt like was his worst game ever, D’Mitrik Trice got on the phone with his father for their usual debriefing.

The junior point guard on the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team has gotten off to a slow start in 2019-20 and said Saturday that Travis Trice Sr., a former point guard himself at Butler and Purdue, “has been on my back this whole season.” That was certainly the case after a poor performance last week at Rutgers, which felt like rock bottom to UW’s leading returning scorer from last season.