G: Welcome back to the BMO Harris Bradley Center .
the Badgers B Celebrating one of their most complete
games of the season.
But I tell you what .
didn't look like that'd be the case about ten minutes
into this one.
Pretty much nothing but red in the stands .
and boy did they make their presence felt ...
But they were quiet early on.
as this Jason Reed 3 makes it 17-10 American Eagles.
But in his senior season .
Ben Brust gets hot.
You know he doesn't want an early exit.
11 first half points .
including this 2 to tie it at 20.
Then in the second half .
a big outburst by Sam Dekker.
This 3 makes it 37-24 Wisconsin,
he doesn't give up on this offensive rebound .
winning the ball over three American defenders .
that just about sums up the 2-nd half.
Ben Brust .
his 4-th of four three pointers in the game!
He's now just four threes shy of tying the school's
all-time 3-point record.
Wisconsin wins 75-35.
G: Statistically .
this is the best offense Bo Ryan's ever had.
But today .
the defense is the reason Wisconsin is moving on.
WIth more .
here's News 8's Kyle Deckelbaum.
K: Gregg .
how about this: Wisconsin forces 17 turnovers .
they allow American to shoot only 16 percent in the
2-nd half .
and get this.
They give up only 13 .
13! second half points.
K: Those 35 points are the fewest points allowed by
Wisconsin in an NCAA Tournament game since 1941.
Oh by the way .
that's the year they won the national title.
G: Thanks Kyle.
The advantage to playing in Milwaukee .
Wisconsin natives like Bronson Koenig had plenty of
family in friends in the stands.
In the case of Koenig .