Wisconsin pulls 12/5 upset of Florida State
2009 NCAA Tournament - East Region - Boise, ID
No. 12 Wisconsin (20-12) 61, No. 5 Florida State (25-10) 59 - OT
Key Moment: Trevon Hughes’ 3-point play with two seconds to play in overtime enabled the Badgers to knock off the Seminoles
High Point Scorers: Wisconsin — Jason Bohannon 16 Florida State — Toney Douglas 26
Analysis: The Badgers became the third 12 seed to win in the tournament along with Arizona and Western Kentucky. Down 31-19 at the half, the Badgers started quickly in the second half scoring the first 13 points in the first six minutes to take the lead. From there, it was a game. But consider the idea that this program is very seasoned under coach Bo Ryan in the NCAA tournament and can handle the expectations. The Seminoles were making their first appearance in 11 years.
What’s Next: The Badgers advance to Sunday’s second round where it will meet No. 4 Xavier, which knocked off No. 13 Portland State, 77-59. The Badgers are going to want slow down the Musketeers who will play an up-tempo style. Like all Sean Miller teams, Xavier is balanced and handles the ball very well. They committed only seven turnovers. A classic contrast in styles.
By Kevin Lonnquist
DFN Sports Staff Writer
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