Found March 16, 2013 on Fox Sports Wisconsin:
CHICAGO Sam Dekker stood on the sideline with his teammates on Saturday, ready to plop himself in a cushioned seat after Wisconsin inbounded the ball to begin the second half. Just before the half started, Badgers coach Bo Ryan turned to Dekker with a few quick words of encouragement. "He said, 'Hey, be ready. Your time is going to come.'" Dekker said. Boy, did it ever. Dekker, Wisconsin's sixth man, played a pivotal role in helping No. 22 Wisconsin knock off No. 3 Indiana, 68-56, during a Big Ten tournament semifinal at the United Center. He scored seven consecutive points to break a 43-all tie and lift the Badgers to a lead they never again surrendered. The surge provided a much needed confidence boost for Dekker, who had struggled offensively the past 3 12 games. It marked one of the few times all season in which the Badgers' freshman sensation hadn't found the bottom of the net. "The hoop's been looking a little small the past couple ...

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