#1 Wisconsin Cruises Past #16 Coastal Carolina

#16 seeds are still win-less versus #1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament thanks to the Wisconsin Badgers, Kentucky Wildcats, Villanova Wildcats, and the Duke Blue Devils. The Badgers were the final one seed to take down their #16th seed opponent, as they knock off Coastal Carolina by a score of 86-72.

The Badgers once again were able to get a full team effort in the game, but Wooden Award candidate Frank Kaminsky lead the way with his 12th double-double on the season with 27 points and 12 rebounds. Sam Dekker rebounded from a shaky performance versus Michigan State with 20 points and 2 rebounds. Nigel Hayes almost achieved a double-double in the first half as he had 13 points and 8 rebounds in the 1st half. Hayes finished with 15 points and 8 rebounds overall. Josh Gasser added 9 points for the Badgers while Bronson Koenig added 8. Traveon Jackson (foot) did not play in the game.

For the¬†Chanticleers, they started the game on fire as they didn’t let the Badgers pull away right away. Warren Gillis had a big game for the Chanticleers, as he had 22 points and 5 rebounds. Elijah Wilson poured in 20 points from the bench on 7-11 shooting, and Josh Cameron, who is from Wisconsin, took the game more personally because the Badgers didn’t even send him a recruiting letter when he wanted to go there. Cameron started hot from the field, and finished the game with 11 points, and 3 assists in the losing effort.

The Badgers, (32-3), are moving on in the big dance to take on the #9 seed the Oregon Ducks on Sunday. The Chanticleers, (24-1), have been eliminated from the tournament and will look to comeback stronger and better next year.

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Published by Tony Montalto

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