After Thursday's win in their opening game of the
NCAA tournament...Ben Brust told us Wisconsin's career
three-point record would happen naturally if they
Against Oregon...it turned out to be that natural
hitting the big basket for the Badgers win.
News 8's Kyle Deckelbaum has more.
Kyle It's a shot that could very well go down as one
of the biggest in Wisconsin history, and who better
to hit it than Ben Brust? He's hit so many of them
in his career -- against Syracuse, against MIchigan
just to name a few.
And like all of them...
Brust I knew it was going down.
Similar to the MIchigan shot, as soon as I let it
go,like that's just going straight through.
Dekker He's hit so many of those shots for us througouht
his career so to see him hit one here to give us the
lead, it's only fitting for Ben Brust to do that.
Dukan I was praying it was going in but knowing Ben,
I knew it was going in.
He's hit so many clutch shots, going back to his sophomore
year, hitting it against Syracuse, any shot that he
hit at the Kohl Center this year.
And when it went in, I just couldn't control myself.
I just started going crazy.
Kyle That shot was special.
And to add to that, he becomes Wisconsin's all-time
three point shooter on that shot.
Brust That was special too.
Naturally, people tell you where you're at, but yoiu're
not thinking about that in the game.
I've always said, if you're doing the right things
during the game to get the job done to win, stuff
like that comes naturally.
It was just a product of good basketball and having
great teammates to find me and that was a special
Koenig I didn't know that was for the school record
but that's crazy.
I felt like that was going in right when it left his
Dekker Proud of him for that.
Props to him.
Such a great shooter, such a great player for this
Can't say enough about the type of guy he is, true
friend to me and can't say enough about him.
Kyle Badgers fans might be thanking Ben Brust for
a long time.
Brust also had a message for Badgers fans.
Brust The crowd was just unbelievable.
That is the best crowd I've ever played in front of.
Especially for an NCAA Tournament game, to be here
in Milwaukee, and get the job done for them, I want
to thank every single one of them.
Kyle Now of course they won't have that crowd this
week in Anaheim.
Reporting in Milwaukee, KD, N8 Sports.
Wisconsin will face Baylor this Thursday in the Sweet
16....tip-off will be p-m...and the game will be
televised on T-B-S.
Baylor won the N-I-T last season.
The Bears tied for 6th place this season in the Big
12....but have won eight of their last nine games....their
only loss in that span coming to Iowa State in the
Big 12 tournament championship game.