Badgers drop 4th straight

Northwestern jumped out to an 18-1 lead and never the let Badgers back in the game.

Madison - The free fall continues for the Wisconsin men's basketball team.

Northwestern started the game on an 18-1 run en route to a 60-52 win over Wisconsin at the Kohl Center. The Wildcats hit 12 of their first 15 shots, and the game was never in doubt.

Wisconsin cut the lead to single digits in the second half, but they never made it a one-possession game.

The Badgers shot 33% for the game, including 27% from three-point range. Khalil Iverson led Wisconsin with 15 points. Ethan Happ added 14 and a team-high 4 assists.

Dererk Pardon led Northwestern (14-10, 5-6 Big Ten) with 17 points on 8 of 8 shooting.

Wisconsin (10-14, 3-8) has lost 4 straight games, their longest losing streak since 2009 (6 straight).