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Brust's 20 points leads No. 4 Wisconsin over Eastern Kentucky 86-61

  • Wisconsin's Ben Brust, second from left, Traevon Jackson (12), Josh Gasser (21), and Duje Dukan (13) go after a defensive rebound against Eastern Kentucky's Jeff Johnson, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

    Wisconsin's Ben Brust, second from left, Traevon Jackson (12), Josh Gasser (21), and Duje Dukan (13) go after a defensive rebound against Eastern Kentucky's Jeff Johnson, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Wisconsin's Josh Gasser (21) pulls a defensive rebound away from Eastern Kentucky's Jeff Johnson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

    Wisconsin's Josh Gasser (21) pulls a defensive rebound away from Eastern Kentucky's Jeff Johnson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Wisconsin's Duje Dukan, left, and Frank Kaminsky (44) defend against Eastern Kentucky's Glenn Cosey during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

    Wisconsin's Duje Dukan, left, and Frank Kaminsky (44) defend against Eastern Kentucky's Glenn Cosey during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)  (The Associated Press)

Ben Brust scored 20 points to lead four Wisconsin players in double figures and the fourth-ranked Badgers beat Eastern Kentucky 86-61 on Saturday.

Freshman reserve Nigel Hayes scored a career-high 17 points for the Badgers (12-0), who are off to the best start to a season since 1915-16 when they started 12-0 and finished 20-1. Sam Dekker added 16 points, while Frank Kaminsky shrugged off a right foot injury that hampered him this week to add 13.

Glenn Cosey scored 21 points to lead the Colonels (7-4), while Orlando Williams added 13.

Wisconsin, which averages 21 free throws a game, went 25 of 33 from the free throw line as the undersized Colonels committed 26 fouls. The Badgers finished 9 of 15 from beyond the 3-point line.