Wisconsin edges Vanderbilt, reaches Sweet 16
The Wisconsin Badgers are riding the nation’s stingiest defense — and admittedly a bit of luck — back to the round of 16.
The Badgers held the Southeastern Conference’s two leading scorers in check Saturday night and Ryan Evans grabbed a crucial rebound with 2.1 seconds left to help Wisconsin fend off Vanderbilt 60-57 in the NCAA tournament.
The Badgers held John Jenkins (20.1) and Jeffery Taylor (16.3) to 13 and 9 points, respectively, in advancing to face top-seeded Syracuse in the East Regional in Boston.
Although many people are critical w Wisconsin style of play including myself, Badgers advance to sweet 16 3rd time in 5 year
— Brian Calhoun (@brian_calhoun2) March 18, 2012
Both Marquette & Wisconsin into the Sweet 16. It's 70 degrees in the Badger State. Golf and March Madness, does it get any better?
— Tom Sutton (@Golfshowhost) March 18, 2012
Of the 8 teams that advanced today, the biggest "upsets" were Indiana and Wisconsin, as each had just 43% support to the Sweet 16.
— Secho's Challenge (@secho99ncaa) March 18, 2012
Wisconsin AND Marquette are Sweet 16. We need MORE teams in the big dance!! My bracket looks awesome.
— Carl Gerbschmidt (@TheRealCarlG) March 18, 2012
My bracket is busted but Wisconsin and Marquette are in the sweet 16 so I'm good. I had a great weekend so far and its not over buddy! #fb
— Sean Lowe (@seanrlowe) March 18, 2012