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Square dance: UW unable to keep up with CCNY at the Garden

1941 NCAA Tournament
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Wisconsin CCNY 70Wisconsin 56
Madison Square Garden • New York, N.Y. • Attendance: 18,000

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1st 2nd Final
 Wisconsin 37 19 56
27 43 70
 Statistical Leaders
 • Exner Menzel: 15 Pts, 5-8 FT
 • Bobby Cook: 13 Pts, 5 FG, 3-4 FT
 • Glenn Selbo: 12 Pts, 6 FG
 Stats at a Glance
 Field Goals 22 28
 Free Throws 12-19 14-20
 FT Percentage .632 .700
 Fouls 18 18
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March 20, 1947

NEW YORK - City College of New York used an impressive second-half rally to carry themselves to a 70-56 win at Madison Square Garden in the opening round of the East Regional.

The Badgers seemed in command in the first half, jumping to a 13-2 lead, extending the edge to 26-10 and cruising to a 37-27 halftime advantage.

The second half, however, was dominated by CCNY. 

 Fast Facts
• UW jumped out to 13-2 lead early in first half
• Beavers began 2nd half on 12-2 run, tying game at 39-39
• Menzel paced the Badgers with 15 points

The Beavers began with a 12-2 run that tied the game at 39-39. 

The lead see-sawed for a few minutes before CCNY took the lead for good at 48-47. The Beavers pulled away steadily and rolled to an easy victory.

The victors outscored UW 43-19 in the final period, including a 24-9 run during one stretch.

Irwin Dambrot led CCNY with a game-high 16 points, including 11 in the second half, while Exner Menzel paced the Badgers with 15 points.  

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