Originally posted on Madtown Badgers  |  Last updated 3/17/12
Badger nation was sweating, but Wisconsin pulled out a 60-57 over Vanderbilt to advance to the Sweet 16 for the second straight year. The #4 seed Badgers will face the #1 seed Syracuse Orange in the West regional semi-finals.  The Badgers were led in scoring by Jordan Taylor with 15, Jared Berggren with 12, and Ben Brust and Ryan Evans with 11. A big key for the Badgers was their rebounding. All of Wisconsin's players grabbed atleast 2 or more rebounds, led by Berggren who had 6. Rebounding played a big role down the stretch, as the Badgers grabbed two offensive boards on the final possesion of the game to practically seal the deal. Vanderbilt got a big day from Center Festus Ezeli, who had 14 points and 11 rebounds. Late in the game Ezeli had a series of huge offensives boards and putbacks that eventually gave Vandy a one point lead. On Vandy's final possesion Gasser held and pushed Ezeli under the basket to keep him from grabbing the missed three. Ben Brust, AKA the Madison Mic...
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