Wisconsin sophomore forward Sam Dekker want anyone to overcomplicate the Badgers' win Tuesday.

"People think some crazy, magic thing happened," Dekker said postgame. "No – we just made shots."

In the aftermath of the Badgers' overwhelming second-half display in a 69-58 win over Indiana, Dekker's succinct assessment had at least one advocate: IU coach Tom Crean.

"They got some good looks," Crean said, admitting that Indiana struggled with its defensive rotations and help defense. "In the first half, they weren't getting as many (open) looks, because we were doing a much better job of guarding the dribble."

The split between Wisconsin's shooting percentages in the first half finished at an astounding 36 percent. The Badgers made 25.9 percent of their shots in the first half, and 61.9 in the second.

"We just didn't bear down and play defense. We over-helped, and they knocked down some crucial threes," Indiana sophomore guard Yogi Ferrell said. "You can't give too much, especially with Wisconsin, with them being a great 3-point shooting team."

Wisconsin shot 1-of-10 from behind the 3-point line in the first half, and 6-of-11 in the second.

Senior guard Ben Brust, mired in a 1-of-17 slump in his last five halves of basketball, hit three triples after halftime by himself.

"He'd been in a struggle, but no one thought of it that way," Crean said. "He's an outstanding shooter when he gets his feet set. We allowed him to get his feet set. He got a couple of those and he got hot."

Crean said postgame that he didn't see a glaring change in Wisconsin's offensive approach. The Hoosiers, he said, just got away from what was working, and couldn't adjust back.

"I'll have to watch the film, but I really don't know that they were doing anything different, other than they were driving more from the wings and corners," Crean said, "and in the first half, they were trying to drive more from the top."

MORE FROM CREAN ON MOSQUERA-PEREA'S RETURN: Active and dressed for the first time since his OWI arrest nearly two weeks ago, sophomore forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea played two minutes for Indiana on Tuesday. His line in the postgame box score was otherwise empty.

"He didn't know that he was going until I brought him to the front of the bus," Crean said. "He walked through today, but he's been on the green squad, the scout-team squad the entire way."

Mosquera-Perea was arrested in the early morning of Feb. 14 and charged with operating while intoxicated.

He was immediately suspended by Indiana, a suspension termed indefinite at the time. It wound up lasting two games – Northwestern and Purdue – although Crean said he considered last week's layoff part of the suspension as well.

Crean said Mosquera-Perea's internal discipline will continue, but the sophomore is again available to play.

According to online court records, his case is still ongoing.

"He's done what he's needed to do (to serve his suspension), and he's gone about it with a great attitude," Crean said. "I want him to be able to get this back bit by bit. We're in for the long haul with him. He's in for the long haul. I just wanted to have him available tonight, and he went in for a couple of minutes.

"Hopefully he can continue to grow from this off the court and get better on the court.