MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin overcame an early deficit to bury American University, 75-35, in NCAA Tournament Second Round action on Thursday. The Badgers got 18 points from Traevon Jackson and 17 from Ben Brust to advance and meet the winner of Oregon vs. BYU.
American led early, 19-13, but Wisconsin closed the first half on a 19-3 run and never looked back. Overall, the Badgers surged on a 56-9 run to take a 41-point lead with 5:26 to play.
Wayne Larrivee and Kelly Tripucka called the action on WestwoodOne Sports.
(Jesse Reed’s 3-pointer extends American’s 12-0 run.)
(Ben Brust’s jumper knots the score at 20-20.)
(Traevon Jackson’s jumper pushes Wisconsin to a 32-22 lead just before halftime.)
(Sam Dekker’s two-hand fastbreak slam dunk lifts Wisconsin to a 51-26 lead.)
(Wisconsin pours it on with another Jackson bucket for a 55-26 lead.)
(Postgame interview with Wisconsin’s Ben Brust.)
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