Wisconsin Badgers Defeat Lyon Towers in France Tour

The Wisconsin Badgers (2-0) get an 80-69 victory today over Lyon Towers in game two of the four game France Tour.

Tyler Wahl led UW with 12 points, while Steven Crowl and Connor Essegian each scored 11 points respectively, and to round out the double-digit scoring Chucky Hepburn finished with 10 points.

The Badgers made 13 3-point attempts as a team. Essegian made three, while Isaac Lindsey, Markus Ilver and Hepburn each hit two respectively.

Head coach Greg Gard continues to utilize this French Tour as a chance to test out different lineups, which is the right thing to do. The starting five today consisted of: Hepburn, Essegian, Crowl, Jordan Davis and Carter Gilmore.

The second five that Gard used about halfway through the first quarter was Wahl, Ilver, Chris Hodges, Kamari McGee and Max Klesmit.

UW Point Totals:

Wahl – 12

Crowl – 11

Essegian – 11

Hepburn – 10

Davis – 9

Lindsey – 6

Ilver – 6

Gilmore – 5

Klesmit – 5

McGee – 3

Hodges – 2

Up Next:

The Badgers will continue the trip with another game against Lyon Towers tomorrow (Saturday), August 13th. Tipoff is set for 12:00 p.m. (CT), which is 7:00 p.m. local time in Lyon.

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