March 20, 2014
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Wisconsin vs. American
NCAA Tournament Second Round
Bradley Center – Milwaukee, Wis.
• Wisconsin won its first NCAA tournament game for the 11th time in 13 appearances under Bo Ryan.
• American’s 35 points were the fewest for a UW opponent in the NCAA tournament in the modern era and the lowest total since 1941. UW held Pittsburgh to 30 points and Washington State to 34 on its way to the 1941 NCAA title.
• The Eagles scored just 13 points in the second half, the fewest in a half for a Badgers opponent in a modern era NCAA tournament game. The previous low was 14 points by LSU in the first half of the 2000 Sweet 16 game.
• The Badgers have not given up more than 60 points in the opening round since Texas A&M-Corpus Christi scored 63 points in 2007. UW’s opponents are averaging just 51.9 points in the last seven opening-round games.
• The 40-point margin of victory was UW’s largest in an NCAA tournament game, surpassing the 73-49 win over No. 13 Montana second round 2012 in Albuquerque, N.M.
• Over the last 29:17 of the game, Wisconsin outscored American 65-18. The Eagles made just 5-of-27 and had 13 turnovers.
• Wisconsin made 22 of its final 39 FG attempts (.564) after starting the game 4-of-13 (.308).
• The Badgers made their first 13 free throw attempts and finished the game 13-of-14 (.929) from the line. That’s UW’s best FT percentage in an NCAA tournament game in school history.
• UW was 26-of-52 (.500) from the field today. It was just the fifth time in 42 NCAA tournament games that Wisconsin has made at least 50.0 percent of its shots.
• Traevon Jackson (18), Ben Brust (17), Frank Kaminsky (8) and all recorded NCAA tournament career high in points.
• Sam Dekker has scored in double figures in both of his NCAA tournament games, averaging 12.5 points.
• Brust’s 4-of-7 performance from 3-point range tied Kammron Taylor (vs. Arizona in 2006) for the fourth-best 3-point percentage by a Badger in an NCAA tournament game. Brust now has 224 career 3-pointers, just three shy of the Wisconsin career record, held by Tim Locum (1988-91).