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Ryan Evans scores season-high 19 points, Wisconsin easily handles rival Milwaukee 74-53

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    Milwaukee's J.J. Panoske fouls Wisconsin's Jared Berggren, center, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, in Madison, Wis. At rear is Milwaukee's James Haarsma. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)The Associated Press

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    Wisconsin's Ryan Evans dunks in front of Milwaukee's James Haarsma (42), Kyle Kelm and Austin Arians, top, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)The Associated Press

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    Wisconsin's Sam Dekker, rear, an Milwaukee's Demetrius Harris reach for the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)The Associated Press

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    Milwaukee's J.J. Panoske, left, reaches for the ball as Wisconsin's Ben Brust drives during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)The Associated Press

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    Wisconsin's Jared Bergrren (40) blocks a shot by Milwaukee's Demetrius Harris during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, in Madison, Wis. At right is Wisconsin's Ryan Evans. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)The Associated Press

Ryan Evans scored a season-high 19 points, Ben Brust opened and closed a 17-1 first-half run with 3-pointers and Wisconsin routed Milwaukee 74-53 on Saturday night at the Kohl Center.

Traevon Jackson added a career-best 13 points and Jared Berggren had 11 as Wisconsin (8-4) beat its state rivals for the 20th consecutive season and improved to 29-1 in the teams' all-time series.

Milwaukee (3-10) got out to an early 10-8 lead behind Paris Gulley's seven points, but Brust gave the Badgers the lead with his first 3-pointer 6:15 in, and his second put his team up 25-11 with 9:40 left in the first half.

Gulley had 16 points to lead the Panthers, which has lost nine of 10 and four in a row.