Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Freshman Josh Gasser Records First-Ever Badgers Triple-Double


By: Nick Grays, The Sports Bank Columnist

Now that the dust has settled from the Packers monumental win over the Bears, we can revert back to talking about another historic accomplishment in Wisconsin sports which occurred on the same day.

In a 78-46 thrashing of the Northwestern Wildcats,  freshman Josh Gasser went for 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists to record the first triple-double in Wisconsin Badgers history.

Just to prove what kind of accomplishment this really was; Michigan State's Earvin "Magic" Johnson was the last Big Ten freshman to record a triple-double when he had 11 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists vs. Detroit in 1977. How's that for company?

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