Ford’s career-high 19 points puts Wisconsin over Purdue

Badgers’ Aleem Ford to have knee surgery, expected to return later this season
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Aleem Ford scored a career-high 19 points and Wisconsin held off a late charge from Purdue to win 69-65. Wisconsin built a lead in the second half with strong shooting behind the 3-point arc.

But it secured the win over Purdue by hitting all eight free throws it took over the final 28 seconds. A Ford 3 put the Badgers up 51-38 midway through the second half, and Noel Eastern’s foul on the next Purdue possession put Wisconsin into the bonus.

Trevion Williams scored 17 and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Purdue.