Badgers breeze past Northern Iowa

Ethan Happ had 9 points and 7 rebounds vs. Northern Iowa.

Madison- The Wisconsin men's basketball team started the season off with a win... sort of. The Badgers beat Northern Iowa 69-38 at the Kohl Center in a game that raised money to benefit hurricane relief.

Wisconsin trailed 10-2 in the early going, but they built a 35-18 halftime lead and never let the Panthers get close.

Freshman guard Kobe King led the Badgers with 15 points on 5-8 shooting. Ethan Happ and Khalil Iverson had 9 points apiece for the home team.

Wisconsin hosts its first exhibition game Sunday at 4 P.M. against UW-Stout.