Wisconsin won in dramatic fashion thanks to Ben Brust... at least that's what the headlines will tell you. Yes, it's true Brust hit the game tying three pointer from just inside the halfcourt strie and yes it's true that Brust hit the game winning three pointer with 39.6 seconds remaining.
However, when you hit the rewind button on this game there's a play that on any other night would've been the lead story and on Saturday afternoon it was a play that happened just 30 seconds earlier that even made it possible and it's a play equally as exciting as the buzzer-beater that sent the Kohl Center crowd into a frenzy. We are talking about Jared Berggren's posterization of one Trey Burke:
In fact, one could argue that the crowd was already in a frenzy because of this play. As you can see the Badgers were down by three before Berggren went all point-forward on McGary and the rest of the Wolverines. So, without this play the Badgers aren't in a position to even get a tie at the end of the game. Berggren stepped up, hit the free throw and made it 57-57 with 30 seconds left.
One has to wonder if it's Jared Berggren's personal mission to posterize every likely member of the All-Big Ten team. He's already got Victor Oladipo and Trey Burke off the list... Who's next? Well, it could be Rodney Williams or Dre Hollins as Minnesota is up next for Bucky.
MADISON, Wis. Ben Brust's half-court heave garnered he and the Wisconsin basketball program plenty of buzz in the past 48 hours. On Monday, it helped him earn Big Ten co-Player of the Week honors.
Brust, the 6-foot-1 junior from Hawthorne Woods, Ill., shared the honor with Illinois guard D.J. Richardson. He became the first Badgers player to earn the player of the week award...
Wheeee! (Is it just us, or does the P.A announcer literally say "Wheeeee" after the shot?) That's Ben Brust of Wisconsin hitting one of his four threes on the day, and getting Wisconsin into an overtime against #3-ranked Michigan. Well, formerly #3-ranked Michigan. The Badgers outscored the Wolverines 5-2 in the overtime, and that was that, another college basketball...
Junior guard Ben Brust scored a team-high 14 points, including a three-pointer just past halfcourt at the end of regulation and the game-winning three in overtime, to lead Wisconsin to a 65-62 overtime victory over No.3 Michigan Saturday afternoon at the Kohl Center.
MADISON, Wis. -- Ben Brust hit a shot from just inside midcourt to tie the game at the end of regulation and added a tie-breaking 3 with less than 40 seconds left in overtime as Wisconsin beat No. 3 Michigan 65-62 on Saturday.
What a week in the Big Ten. Scratch that, what a weekend in the Big Ten. Ben Brust beats Michigan on Saturday, Indiana goes on the road and gets a big win at Ohio State, and Illinois finishes a strong week with a win at Minnesota on Sunday. You never know what to expect on any given night. I guess that’s why they call it the best conference in college basketball.
12. Penn State...
MADISON - Ben Brust was certainly the hero, hitting a three-point shot at the buzzer to send the game to overtime, but the complete team effort given by Wisconsin in its win over No.3 Michigan can't be ignored. Badger Nation hands out the grades.
Michigan fans have got to hate seeing the ball in the hands of a Wisconsin sharp-shooter with the game on the line in the waning seconds of the game. Why? Well, on Saturday Ben Brust did this to put the game into OT:
All that proceeded this was Michigan's Tim Hardaway Jr. hitting a clutch trey of his own to virtually seal the deal - or so most thought. Too bad they...
With only 2.4 seconds left on the clock, Wisconsin Badgers junior guard Ben Brust made one of the most memorable shots in the history of the program. Brust took an inbound pass from teammate Mike Bruesewitz at half-court, turned the corner and hit a game-tying 40 foot running jump-shot at the buzzer with a Michigan defender draped all over him.
Not only did he hit one of the best...
Hitting one dagger three-point shot wasn't enough for junior guard Ben Brust, who followed up his halfcourt buzzer beater to send the game to overtime with the game-winning three-point shot with 39.6 seconds remaining, giving Wisconsin a 65-62 victory over No.3 Michigan Saturday.
The (regulation) finish to the Michigan-Wisconsin Big 10 basketball game on Saturday in Madison was absolutely insane.
First, Michigan star Tim Hardaway Jr. (yes, son of that Tim Hardaway) drained a difficult three-point shot to put the No. 3 Wolverines up 60-57 with 2.4 seconds to go in regulation.
However, on the next play, Wisconsin's Ben Brust made a much more incredible...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Ben Brust hit a shot from just inside midcourt to tie the game at the end of regulation and added a tie-breaking 3 with less than 40 seconds left in overtime as Wisconsin beat No. 3 Michigan 65-62 on Saturday.
Brust scored 14 points for the Badgers (17-7, 8-3 Big Ten), while Jared Berggren added 13.
Trey Burke scored 19 points for Michigan (21-3, 8-3), while...
Tim Hardaway Jr. gave Michigan a short lived lead at the end of regulation. Wisconsin in-bounded the ball and with a wild half court shot from Ben Brust forced the No. 3 ranked Wolverines to overtime.
Wisconsin went on to win the game by a 65-62 score after Brust hit another three pointer in overtime.
No. 3 Michigan was stunned in Madison Saturday afternoon as they fell to the Badgers 65-62 in overtime after some clutch three pointers from Wisconsin’s Ben Brust.
Clutch though may be an understatement.
After a big three in the second half from Tim Hardaway Jr. to give the Wolverines a 60-57 lead, Brust was able to hit a 40-foot prayer as time expired to send the game to overtime...
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