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Wisconsin 65, Northwestern 50: Postgame Notes, Quotes and Video

Collins was rather frank after yet another loss.

Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Here's what Chris Collins, Bryant McIntosh and Alex Olah had to say after the loss to the Badgers:

- Collins: "That first four or five minutes was really where the game was won." Wisconsin opened the game on a 21-4 run.

- Collins: "We decided to play a lot of zone because we had a lot of tough matchups, with their size."

- Northwestern held Wisconsin to 38.9 percent shooting, and Collins said he was pleased with the effort defensively, and was pleased with how effective the zone was. However, he noted that what killed NU was an inability to rebound out of the zone.

- Collins was pleased with the way his team bounced back. "I thought we settled down, and for the rest of the game, it was pretty much an even game... It could've gotten really out of hand really quickly."

-  Collins said he and his team understood that "we would've needed a little help from them. But they very rarely beat themselves."

- Collins on Wisconsin: "It's a model of what we're trying to build."

- Collins on the decision to play zone: "A lot of it had to do with them." However, he said that we could "potentially" see more of it going forward. "I think you'll probably see us sprinkle more of it in," he said.

- Collins on rebounding out of zone. "You have to find bodies." Mentioned they've only worked on it "intermittently" throughout the year.

- After many of Northwestern's losses this year, Collins has made a point to mention the difference between the bodies of underclassmen and upperclassmen. "You look at their bodies," he said Saturday. "There's a difference." He mentioned comparing Decker, Kaminsky and Hayes to Law and Lindsey.

- Mcintosh said it wasn't an issue of preparation. He said he thought they had two of their best days of practice of the season leading up to Saturday.

- Olah: "Coach said he thought we came out and played scared."

- Olah: "They made some shots, and that kind of demoralizes you. But we've got to be tough. Nobody is going to feel sorry for us."