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Postgame Notes: Wisconsin vs. Vanderbilt - NCAA Tournament



March 17, 2012

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Postgame Notes
Wisconsin 60, Vanderbilt 57
NCAA Tournament - Third Round
March 17, 2012
The Pit – Albuquerque, N.M.

•    Wisconsin improved to 26-9 on the season. The 26 wins ranks as the third-highest win total in school history (UW record is 31 in 2008).

•    The Badgers are now 25-16 (.610) all-time in the NCAA tournament, including 16-10 (.615) under head coach Bo Ryan.

•    Wisconsin advanced to its 7th regional semifinal in program history (1941, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2012), including the 5th time under Ryan.

•    This marks the Badgers’ first back-to-back Sweet 16 appearances in school history.

•    The Badgers will make their 3rd Sweet 16 appearance in the last 5 years (since 2008).

•    UW held Vanderbilt to 59 points, just the 4th time this season the Commodores were held below 60.

•    Wisconsin had 5 players score in double figures for the first time in an NCAA tournament game since having 6 reach double digits in an 80-70 win over St. John’s in 2002.

•    The Badgers made 10 3-pointers for the second-consecutive game. The only time this season UW accomplished that was in its first two games of the season (15 vs. Kennessaw State and 10 vs. Colgate).

•    Wisconsin went 10-for-33 from 3-point range, the second-most treys UW has ever attempted in an NCAA tournament game (record is 37 vs. Missouri in 1994).

•    Senior Jordan Taylor led Wisconsin with 14 points, while grabbing 2 rebound and 3 assists.

•    With 3 3-pointers Saturday, Taylor now has 18 career NCAA tournament 3-pointers. He is one shy of the Badgers’ school record (19 held by Jon Bryant).

•    Junior Ryan Evans scored 11 points, his 14th-consecutive game scoring in double figures.

•    Junior Jared Berggren tallied 12 points to go along with a team-high 6 rebounds.

•    Sophomore Ben Brust finished with 11 points and 4 rebounds off the Badgers bench. That marks his highest point total since scoring 13 against Indiana on Jan. 26, 2012.

•    Junior Mike Bruesewitz scored 10 points and snatched a career-high 3 steals. He connected on 2-of-3 from 3-point range for the second-consecutive game. The last time he had consecutive games with multiple triples was when he went 2-for-2 at Michigan (1/8) and 4-for-4 at Purdue (1/12).

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