Friday, March 21, 2008
Badgers beat the Titans 71-56 to Advance to 2nd Round
The Badgers continued their roll into the NCAA Tounrament on Thrusday night beating the #14 Cal State-Fullerton Titans 71-56. The Badgers have now won 11 straight games including the conference tournament, last losing to Purdue in February.
Cal State came into Thrusday's game as the sixth best scoring team in the naiton with 82.6 ppg, but only shot 36% in the game. The height advantage clearly showed as Cal State's biggest player was only 6-foot-5. The Badgers had 18 offensive rebounds and out rebounded Cal State 50-27.
The Badgers were lead by Brian Butch (14 points), Joe Krabbenhoft (13), and Jason Bohannon had 13 points off the bench. Cal State got a solid effort by Josh Akognon who put up 31 of Cal State's 56 points.
The Badgers face off next against Kansas State who upset USC in a match up up freshman phenoms Oj Mayo (USC) and Player of the Year candidate Michael Beasley (KSU). Beasley had 23 points and 11 boards in KSU's 80-67 win over the Trojans. Kansas State also got some solid performances from other players such as Bill Walker with 22 points. Look for him to make some noise as well as Beasley against the Badgers.
As always...........GO BUCKY!!!!!!!
Photo Credit John Maniaci