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NCAA Game Summary - Baylor vs. Wisconsin



(Thursday, March 27th)

Final Score: Wisconsin 69, Baylor 52

Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Bo Ryan may have his most offensively gifted team yet.

The defense is still there too.

Wisconsin's crisp ball movement and passing picked apart Baylor's zone and the Badgers' third Sweet 16 appearance in the last four years finally resulted in a win.

Frank Kaminsky had 19 points and six blocks and Wisconsin routed Baylor, 69-52, in an NCAA Tournament West Region semifinal from Anaheim.

Second-seeded Wisconsin (29-7), which hadn't reached a Regional Final since 2005, hasn't made the Final Four during Ryan's 13-year head coaching tenure with the school.

It'll get a shot Saturday against top-seeded Arizona.

"That would be a very special thing to do," Badgers guard Ben Brust said "But we also know that he's not going to let us look too far ahead."

Brust tallied 14 points and six rebounds, while Nigel Hayes added 10 points and six boards for the Badgers, who tallied 18 assists on 26 made field goals (26-of-50). They registered 36 points in the paint against the lengthy Baylor zone.

"We did a very poor job in making things tough," Baylor head coach Scott Drew said.

Sixth-seeded Baylor (26-12) came in winning 12 of its last 14 games following a midseason swoon, but never found its rhythm against Wisconsin's scrappy defense.

The Bears shot just 31.6 percent (18-of-57) from the floor after a 63.8 percent performance against third-seeded Creighton in the third round. They were just 2-of-15 from beyond the arc.

Cory Jefferson had 15 points and seven rebounds in defeat. His layup staked the Bears to a short-lived 2-0 lead, their only one of the game, before Kaminsky netted six points during an 8-0 Badgers' spurt. A 15-3 run minutes later further extended Wisconsin's advantage.

Brust and Sam Dekker knocked down 3-pointers to begin the surge, while back- to-back layups by Kaminsky and Hayes capped it and gave Wisconsin a 25-11 cushion late in the first half. The Badgers recorded assists on each of the six baskets converted during the burst.

Wisconsin took a 29-16 advantage into the break.

Baylor shot just 20.8 percent (5-of-24) in the opening 20 minutes. Things didn't go much better in the second half.

Dekker's dunk and a Kaminsky 3-point play increased the Wisconsin lead to 34-16, and the Bears never cut the deficit below 15 the rest of the way.

The Badgers led by as many as 21 down the stretch.

Game Notes

Seeded fourth in the 2011 and 2012 NCAA Tournament, the Badgers fell to No. 8 seed Butler and top-seeded Syracuse, respectively, in the Sweet 16 ... Kaminsky was 8-of-11 from the field ... Wisconsin has won 12 of its last 14 games.

03/28 02:21:48 ET

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Local
Final
CAR 1
MIN 3
Final
CHA 103
TOR 94
Final
STL 5
HOU 2
 
Final
BOS 3
MIA 5
 
Final
TAM 2
MIN 1
 
Final
PHI 1
NYY 4
 
Final
ATL 8
WAS 9
 
Final
TOR 5
BAL 4
 
Final
NYM 5
DET 4
Final
SDP 5
CWS 0
 
Final
CHC 2
CIN 5
 
Final
CLE 9
KAN 11
 
Final
MIL 1
LOS 10
 
Final
TEX 3
SFG 12
 
Final
LOS 7
SEA 4
 
Final
ANA 3
COL 0
 
Final
ARI 2
OAK 7
 
Final
NYY 1
PIT 3
 
Final
IND 98
CHI 84
Final
WAS 99
MIA 97
Final
ORL 119
SAC 114
Final
CHA 103
TOR 94
Final
PHI 83
UTA 89
Final
ATL 106
CLE 97
Final
NOP 98
BOS 104
Final
HOU 103
DET 93
Final
MEM 97
LAL 90
Final
BRK 100
PHO 108
Final
SAN 120
DEN 111
Half
GSW 52
DAL 40
 
Final
MVSU 75
ARKPB 94
 
Final
CSOU 60
LONG 68
 
Final
WICHS 56
SILL 45
Final
RAD 66
WINT 67
 
Final
ILLST 71
EVAN 67
Final
HIGH 71
GWEBB 72
 
Final
UNCG 81
SAMF 76
Final
ELON 74
TOWS 69
Final
KSU 79
AKR 77
 
Final
BUF 77
BGU 75
 
Final
DART 75
BRO 69
 
Final
WMICH 74
CMICH 62
 
Final
PENN 54
CLMB 46
 
Final
PRIN 66
CORN 53
 
Final
OU 69
ILLCH 72
Final
OHIO 95
UMO 65
 
Final
BST 67
NILL 71
 
Final
EMICH 85
TOL 59
 
Final
NIOWA 71
BRAD 46
Final
MURST 80
MORE 77
Final
HARV 52
YALE 62
 
Final
DREX 48
COC 56
Final
CITA 56
FUR 73
Final
CCAR 74
UNCA 57
 
Final
USF 62
PAC 58
Final
BAY 77
TTU 74
Final
INDST 53
LOYC 81
 
Final
CLST 70
DET 53
 
2nd
EKENT 46
BEL 46
 
1st
SCU 14
LMU 4
 
Final
NJD 2
CLB 3
Final
CAR 1
MIN 3
Final
OTT 3
BUF 2
Final
DET 2
CAL 5
Final
CHI 2
EDM 1
 
2nd Intermission
ANA 0
PIT 3