While many people outside of the great state of Wisconsin thought the Badgers wouldn't make it past the second round, the Badgers continued to play some of their best basketball of the season. After holding Cal State Fullerton to their lowest point total of the season, the Badgers do the same thing to Kansas State as they come away with the 72-55 victory.
Freshman phenom Michael Beasley was able to get his 23 points, 13 rebounds, but didn't get enough help around him as the Badgers were able to shut down the high scoring offense ofthe Wildcats. Offensively, they were just as hot, getting 25 from Trevon Hughes, 15 from Michael Flowers, and 14 from Greg Stiemsma.
The Badgers are now headed to the Sweet Sixteen, where they will face the winner of Georgetown / Davidson. Don't count the Badgers out no matter who they play. They should be the two seed in this region anyways, and I would consider them the favorite next weekend. There are a lot of Big Ten haters out there, but Wisconsin plays their basketball a certain way; they work the clock, and they clamp down on defensive. They won't put 90 points down on you night in and night out, but if they wanted to, they're capable enough to do so. Stop making excuses for why the Badgers are winning. They won the Big Ten, they're in the Sweet Sixteen, they're a good basketball team. Next week, they'll just get yet another chance to prove that.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
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