"If you saw the start of the second half, I struggled," said Kaminsky, who had only two points at halftime. "I had a couple bad plays and a turnover. I just didn't want to let my teammates down. I came back off the bench with energy and just tried to do whatever I could to get a win."
Kaminsky had eight rebounds and blocked four shots.
The Badgers, who led 34-29 at halftime, showed resiliency after Sykes gave Green Bay a big spark early in the second half.
After scoring 16 points in the first half, Sykes scored eight straight points in just 2 minutes to put the Phoenix ahead 39-35.
Green Bay extended the lead to as much as 50-43 with 11:30 left on a three-point play by junior Greg Mays.