March 22, 2014
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Wisconsin vs. Oregon
NCAA Tournament Third Round
Bradley Center - Milwaukee, Wis.
UW advances to the Sweet 16 for the seventh time in school history, the sixth time under Bo Ryan and the third time in the last four years.
Wisconsin overcame a 12-point halftime deficit to win, its biggest halftime comeback this season. The Badgers also overcame double-digit deficits to defeat Iowa on Jan. 5 (11 points) and Indiana on Feb. 25 (10 points).
The 12-point halftime deficit matched the largest the Badgers have ever overcome to win an NCAA tournament game. UW also came back from 12 points down to beat Florida State in 2009. It is the ninth time Wisconsin has overcome a halftime deficit to win an NCAA tournament game.
UW has now won 28 games this season, third-most in school history. The only teams with more are the 2007-08 squad (31), and 2006-07 team (30).
Wisconsin's 85 points were the second-most the Badgers have scored in an NCAA tournament game, trailing only the 96 they scored in 1994 against Missouri.
All five starters scored in double figures for the seventh time this season.
The Badgers made 11 3-pointers in an NCAA tournament game for the seventh time in school history and first time since making 12 against Belmont in 2011.
UW's 29 field goals made were the third-most in an NCAA tournament game and most since making 30 against North Carolina in 2005.
Wisconsin has made 602 free throws this season, most in school history.
Ben Brust made four 3-pointers. His fourth trey gave Wisconsin the lead for good with 1:07 left and made him UW's all-time leader in career 3-pointers made with 228. It broke the record of 227 held by Tim Locum. Brust's 17 3-pointers in NCAA tournament play trails only Jordan Taylor (23) and Jon Bryant (19) in UW history.
Frank Kaminsky's 19 points were an NCAA tournament career high.