MADISON, Wis. Four days after Wisconsin was "out-toughed" in a loss to Virginia, there was no doubt what the focus was for the Badgers on Sunday: hard work.
Motivated Wisconsin hustled for loose balls, won the rebounding battle, clamped down defensively and routed previously unbeaten Cal 81-56.
"You definitely take it personally when you get out-toughed, like with the Virginia game," said Jared Berggren, who had 18 points and eight rebounds for Wisconsin.
Ben Brust led the Badgers (5-3) with a season-high 22 points, and Ryan Evans and Sam Dekker scored 13 and 10, respectively.
Allen Crabbe had a game-high 25 for Cal (6-1), which was looking to start the season with seven straight wins for the first time since 1959.
"I can't say as maybe I didn't expect a little bit of this," Bears coach Mike Montgomery said, adding that his team didn't have a good week of practice. "When Virginia came in here and beat them, we knew we were going to get them at their best in terms of their effort (and) their physicality, and they shot the ball well."
Stanford 71, Denver 58 in Stanford Forward Dwight Powell scored a career-high 29 points to lead the Cardinal (6-3) over the Pioneers (1-5).
Powell helped Stanford dominate in the paint, where the Cardinal outscored Denver 34-14.
Royce O'Neale scored 17 points for the Pioneers, who lost their fourth straight.
Stanford, which started a 13-day break for finals after the game, didn't trail. The Cardinal built an early 21-6 advantage, and Denver, which has not scored more than 68 points in a contest this season, didn't get closer than 10 the rest of the way.
Saint Louis 62, Valparaiso 49 in St. Louis The Billikens (4-3) beat the Crusaders (5-2) in their first game since former coach Rick Majerus died of heart failure.
Majerus, 64, passed away at a Los Angeles hospital Saturday. He guided Saint Louis to its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 12 years last season.
No. 1 Stanford 69, Gon- zaga 41 in Spokane, Wash. Chiney Ogwumike had 21 points and 11 rebounds to help the Cardinal (8-0) beat the Bulldogs (6-2).
Taylor Greenfield scored a career-high 18 points, hitting six three-pointers, for Stanford. Joslyn Tinkle had 16 points.
Taelor Karr and Haiden Palmer led cold-shooting Gonzaga with 10 points each.
The Bulldogs shot just 25 percent in the game, in which Stanford looked every bit the top team in the nation while Gonzaga bore little resemblance to the team that has made three straight trips to the NCAA round of 16.
No. 4 Duke 77, No. 10 Cal 63 in Durham, N.C. Tricia Liston scored 22 points to help the Blue Devils (6-0) beat the Bears (6-1).
Chelsea Gray scored 13 points for Duke, which built a big lead early with a 22-2 run in the first half. Elizabeth Williams had 12 points and Alexis Jones 11 as the Blue Devils won for the 65th time in their past 67 home games.
Brittany Boyd scored 23 of her 28 points in the second half to lead Cal, which shot a season-worst 35.9 percent from the field.