Sunday, March 23, 2008
Badgers roll into the Sweet 16
The Wisconsin Badgers showed they're not just a defensive team, but they can score too, beating the #11 seed Kansas State 72-55. Kansas State freshman phenom Michael Beasley who put up 23 points and had 13 boards, but was not the story, Badgers Sophomore Guard Trevon Hughes was.
Hughes scored a game high 25 points and was 4-9 from 3 point land. The Badgers also got solid performance out of Greg Stiemama who had a career high 14 points and 7 boards. Michael Flowers was pretty good, too, scoring 15 points on 5-for-6 shooting, including a perfect 3 for 3 from three-point range. Marcus Landry and Joe Krabbenhoft helped hold Beasley to six points and two baskets in the second half.
The Badgers, who hit 9 of 22 three-pointers, held Kansas State to 39.6% shooting, no three-pointers and a season low for points. And besides Beasley (23 points) and Bill Walker (18), no other Wildcat scored more than four points.
The Badgers improved to 31-4 and set a school record for victories in a season. They advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third time in Ryan's seven seasons.
They will play either #2 seeded Georgetown or #10 seeded Davidson on Friday at a time to be determined at Ford Field in Detroit. Georgetown and Davidson play at 1:50 p.m. today in Raleigh, N.C.
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