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UW at the NCAA Tournament - All Access Guide



Wisconsin earned a No. 12 seed the East Region of the 2009 NCAA Tournament. The Badgers traveled to Boise, Idaho for their first and second round games at Taco Bell Arena.

Wisconsin knocked off No. 5 seed Florida State in a thrilling opener, with a 61-59 overtime win. The Badgers dug themselves out of a 12-point second-half hole, led by junior Jason Bohannon's 16 points and four 3-pointers. Junior guard Trevon Hughes' spinning bank shot in the lane gave the Badgers a 60-59 lead with just two seconds left. Hughes would then convert the three-point play and knock away the ensuing Florida State in-bound pass to preserve the 61-59 win.

In round two, Wisconsin controlled the game through the first 30 minutes, but could not hang on against No. 4 seed Xavier, falling 60-49. Led by Marcus Landry's 18 points and 10 rebounds, the Badgers held a 27-25 lead at halftime. However, Xavier would limit UW to 25 percent shooting in the decisive second half as Wisconsin's attempt to reach back-to-back Sweet 16s was thwarted.

 2009 NCAA Tournament - First Round (East Region)
 (12) Wisconsin 61, (5) Florida State 59 - OT
 Friday, March 20  |  Taco Bell Arena  |  Boise, Idaho


 2009 NCAA Tournament - Second Round (East Region)
Xavier 60, (12) Wisconsin 49
 Sunday, March 22  |  Taco Bell Arena  |  Boise, Idaho



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  • Xavier news & notes
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  • sportid=116&storyid=17351"> --> Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan media day quotes

First Round - No. 12 Wisconsin 61, No. 5 Florida State 59 (OT)

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  • sportid=116&storyid=17334"> --> "Beyond the Box"
  • sportid=116&storyid=17344"> --> Wisconsin post-game quotes
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  • Vote for Trevon Hughes - Pontiac Game Changing Performance


  • Official Wisconsin Postseason notes
  • Florida State news & notes
  • sportid=116&storyid=17305"> --> Wisconsin media day player quotes (3/19/09)
  • sportid=116&storyid=17306"> --> Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan media day quotes (3/19/09)
  • Florida State players and head coach Leonard Hamilton media day quotes (3/19/09)
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  • sportid=116&storyid=17282"> --> OUTTA THE KOHLD NCAA Edition
  • postid=2009"> --> Inside with the Badgers on Selection Sunday
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