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Ryan Evans scored 11 points and grabbed a crucial rebound in the closing seconds, helping Wisconsin hold off Vanderbilt 60-57 Saturday night to advance to the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament.
John Jenkins took a 3-pointer that would have given the Commodores the lead, but it bounced high off the rim and Evans pulled down the rebound and was fouled with 2.1 seconds left.
He made the first free throw to make it a three-point game. After a Vanderbilt timeout, he missed the second and the Commodores called time with 1.3 seconds remaining.
Jared Berggren contested the inbounds pass and got his right hand on Lance Goulbourne's overhand heave and started celebrating Wisconsin's fifth trip to the round of 16 under coach Bo Ryan as the horn sounded.
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Vanderbilt's John Jenkins scored 27 points to lead the Commodores over Harvard 79-70 in the first round of the NCAA tournament. It was Vandy's first Big Dance win since 2007 when the 'Dores downed Washington State in Sacramento.
Sometimes, shooters have tough nights. The rim rattles, the ball finds too much iron, not enough net. John Jenkins and Jeffery Taylor both felt that sting Saturday night.
The Southeastern Conference's top two scorers accounted for just 22 points in Vanderbilt's 60-57 loss to Wisconsin in the third round of the NCAA tournament's Eastern Regional.
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Look out Syracuse, because the Badgers are coming! No.4 seed Wisconsin got five players in double figures, including 14 points from Jordan Taylor, while holding SEC leading scorer John Jenkins to 3-for-13 shooting, all of which contributed to the Badgers heading back to the Sweet 16 following a 60-57 victory over No.5 seed Vanderbilt Saturday.
Thanks to some pesky defense against the #5 Vanderbilt Commodores, the #4 Wisconsin Badgers are Boston bound for their second trip to the Sweet 16 in the last two years.
Threes were flying from everywhere with the Badgers shooting a total of 33 shots from beyond the arc. They connected on ten of them, including three a-piece for guards Ben Brust and Jordan Taylor...
Hard to imagine it will take Harvard another 66 years to get back to the tournament.
The way most Ivy League teams do, the Crimson lost the talent battle against a bigger, stronger team from a bigger, stronger conference.
But to say their 79-70 loss to Vanderbilt of the Southeastern Conference on Thursday was a once-in-a-lifetime affair - well, that might not be quite accurate...