Freshman Notches Wisconsin’s First Ever Triple-Double

by January 24, 2011

by David Cassilo / @dcassilo

Josh Gasser had never had 10 rebounds or 10 assists in any collegiate game. In fact, he’d only scored 10 points twice. But on Sunday, he put it all together for the first triple-double in Wisconsin history.

Gasser finished the game with 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, as the Badgers routed Northwestern 78-46. In his previous two games, he combined for 4 points, 1 rebound and 3 assists.

The breakout performance had the rest of the Badgers in awe of the freshman.

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

“For him to do that, that is unbelievable,” UW senior forward Jon Leuer said. “First one in school history, as a freshman.

“He is only going to get better.”

It is hard to imagine a better performance by Gasser or by UW (15-4, 5-2), which solidified its hold on third place and moved within a game of second-place Purdue (17-3, 6-1) and two games of first-place Ohio State (20-0, 7-0).

In a day when another Wisconsin team’s win over another Illinois team trumped the headlines, the Badgers’ dominating road win will go relatively unnoticed by even the locals. For the never flashy but always consistent Badgers, it’s just another day at the office.