D'Mtrik Trice scored 21 points and Brevin Pritzl added 16 and Wisconsin upended Coppin State for an 85-63 win Tuesday night to open the season.
Ethan Happ recorded the second triple-double in program history with 10 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high 12 assists.
Happ didn't score a basket until the 10:48 mark of the first half. Happ faced double teams nearly every time he touched the ball.
Pritzl capped a 20-2 Badgers run with a 3-pointer that gave Wisconsin a 26-13 lead with 9:37 to go in the first half.
Lamar Morgan scored 15 points, including four 3-pointers for the Eagles, who had 14 turnovers. Taqwain Drummond scored 11 points and had five rebounds.
Chad Andrews-Fulton scored six points, but went to the bench for a spell with his third foul with 17:42 remaining in the game.