Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 2/27/13
MADISON, Wis. Confidence may be an unquantifiable characteristic, but Sam Dekker's level of self-belief is almost always filled to the brim. Just watch the way he jogs down court after burying a 3-ponter, three fingers held high in the air for the crowd to see what he's accomplished. There is a fine line between confidence and cocky, of course, and Dekker has straddled it during his freshman season at Wisconsin as he adjusts to a new role with a new team. He is certainly a showman unlike few Badgers in recent memory. But Dekker also plays for a coach who won't allow his leash to extend too far at least not yet. The more Dekker plays like he did Tuesday night, however, the more his restraints will be lifted as Wisconsin prepares for postseason play. Dekker matched a career high with 19 points during No. 17 Wisconsin's 77-46 pasting of Nebraska at the Kohl Center. He buried 5 of 6 shots from the field, including 4 of 5 3-point attempts in 22 minutes to help the Badgers pull away ...
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