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ON WISCONSIN <b>Junior Jon Leuer had a game-high 20 points in the Badgers' first-round win over Wofford</b>
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Junior Jon Leuer had a game-high 20 points in the Badgers' first-round win over Wofford
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March 20, 2010

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- After scoring a 53-49 win over No. 13 seed Wofford in Friday's first round, the No. 4 seed Wisconsin men's basketball team will face 12th-seeded Cornell in the second round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament on Sunday.

Tip time is set for 1:50 p.m. (CT) at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla.

The winner will face the winner of Saturday's matchup between No. 1 seed Kentucky and No. 9 seed Wake Forest in an East Regional semifinal Thursday, March 25 in Syracuse, N.Y.

Wisconsin is making its 12th-consecutive NCAA tournament appearance. The Badgers are one of just six schools that have an active NCAA tournament streak of at least 12 years. The others are Kansas (21), Duke (15), Michigan State, (13), Gonzaga (12) and Texas (12).

This is the ninth-consecutive NCAA appearance for the Badgers under head coach Bo Ryan, who is now 8-1 in first-round games at Wisconsin. Against Wofford, Ryan also earned his 600th career win.

 Game 33  |  No. 4 Wisconsin (24-8) vs. No. 12 Cornell (26-8)
 Date  Sunday, March 21 |  1:50 p.m. (CT)
 Location  Jacksonville, Fla.  |  Veterans Memorial Arena
 Television

 CBS with Jim Nantz and Clark Kellogg

 Live Webcast  March Madness on Demand
 Radio  Wisconsin Radio Network with Matt Lepay and Mike Lucas
 Satellite Radio  TBA
 UWBadgers.com  GameTracker  |  Live Gameday Blog
 All-Time Series  First meeting

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NCAA Tournament Notes
With Friday’s win over Wofford, the Badgers are now 21-14 (.600) all-time in the NCAA tournament and have advanced to the second round of the tournament on 10 occassions, including each of the last four seasons.

Head coach Bo Ryan improved his NCAA tournament record to 12-8 in nine appearances. His teams are now 8-1 in opening round games and own an 11-2 record vs. lower seeded teams.

The Badgers will take on No. 12 Cornell. UW is 1-1 all time vs. No. 12 seeds in the NCAA tournament, with a win over Weber State, 81-74, in 2003.

Wisconsin and Cornell have never met, but the Badgers are 17-6 all-time vs. teams from the Ivy League.

Recently with Wisconsin
Wisconsin improves to 24-8 on the season. The Badgers have posted at least 24 wins six times in Bo Ryan's nine seasons at Wisconsin. In the 103 years of Wisconsin basketball prior to Ryan's arrival, UW's highest win total was 22 (in 1998-99 and 1999-00). Those 24 wins are the fifth-highest win total in UW history.

Bo Ryan registered his 600th career win on Friday. He is the 56th member of the 600-win club and is one of just nine active coaches to reach that milestone. Of the nine coaches in that group, Ryan’s .766 winning percentage is second only to Roy Williams’ mark of .798 (610-154).

Wisconsin seniors Jason Bohannon and Trevon Hughes notched the 105th victories of their careers. That ties the school record, also held by the 2008 senior class of Brian Butch, Michael Flowers, Greg Stiemsma and Tanner Bronson.

Trevon Hughes (15.5 ppg) and Jon Leuer (15.0 ppg) are the first Wisconsin duo to average at least 15 points per game since Michael Finley (20.5) and Rashard Griffith (17.2) in 1994-95.

UW attempted just nine 3-pointers vs. Wofford. The Badgers are now 80-16 all-time under Bo Ryan when shooting fewer than 15 treys in a game, including 6-0 this season.

The Badgers avoided suffering back-to-back losses for the first time this season. They remain the lone Big Ten school not to have lost consecutive games this season. They improve to 8-0 following losses.

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