MADISON, Wis. The reasons for Ben Brust's dramatic increase in rebounding totals this season aren't entirely clear. Maybe it's more assertiveness as an upperclassman. Perhaps it's a measure of toughness or simply being in the right place on the court.
Brust, Wisconsin's 6-foot-1, 195-pound off-guard, doesn't know why he leads the Badgers in rebounds after three games. All he knows is that if the shot goes up and his man hasn't raced to the other end of the court for a fast break, he's going after it.
More times than not this season, Brust has managed to come up with the ball.
During Wisconsin's 73-40 victory against Cornell on Sunday night at the Kohl Center, Brust tallied 18 points and a career-high 12 rebounds in 31 minutes. It marked his second double-double in three games this season. He registered 14 points and 11 rebounds in Wisconsin's season opener against Southeastern Louisiana.
"When I see the opportunity for an offensive rebound, I'll go for it," Brust said. "As long...