Affiliated Dentists Supporting Badger and Pioneer Basketball as the Gameday Sponsor
It’s no surprise to any one who knows Dr. John Busby that he supports UW-Platteville, having graduated from the university in 1975. Dr. Busby is still heavily involved with UW-Platteville; he’s on the Foundation Board of Directors, a member of the development committee and an advocate encouraging alumni to attend events and support the college. A few months back, Dr. Busby found out the UW-Platteville men’s basketball team, The Pioneers, would be playing against our own UW-Madison men’s team, The Badgers, in an exhibition game on Wednesday, October 30th.
“It was a no brainer to become a game day sponsor for this event,” Busby said.
“As a proud alumni from Platteville, and a previous student of Madison, I looked forward to the opportunity of being a sponsor, and sharing this evening with the rest of the Affiliated Dentists staff.”
Dr. Busby spent the better part of the early fall season setting up the game day sponsorship. He also showed appreciation for his staff by getting a box suite for everyone to watch the game.
photos by: Katie Gustavson and Erin Hewitt
Attend the game, get a toothbrush.
As part of the sponsorship for the game, Dr. Busby donated nearly 9,000 toothbrushes to the audience at the game. That’s right! The wonderful staff of Affiliated Dentists wasn’t just there to enjoy the game. They were also ready to dish out Oral-B toothbrushes at the end of the game to everyone who walked past them! Fans loved them.
The Game Results (From Jim Polzin)
UW-Badger Senior guard Ben Brust scored 14 of his game-high 20 points in the second half to help the Badgers overcome a slow start and post an 80-51 exhibition victory over UW-Platteville.
UW-Badger Sophomore forward Sam Dekker added 13 points and freshman forward Nigel Hayes provided a spark off the bench for UW, which outscored the Pioneers 34-11 over the final 12 minutes, 59 seconds to break open a close game.
The Badgers led by only seven points at halftime and their lead was down to six midway through the second half before Brust scored 10 points to key a 23-5 run.
Platteville Junior guard Jim Stocki scored 14 points to lead Platteville, which also got 11 from senior guard Stoughton native Eric Gerber.
“I definitely liked the fight in our guys,” Pioneers coach Jeff Gard said.