Boxscore
Wisconsin 73, Montana 49
Thursday, March 15, 2012 2:10 PM
Location - The Pit Arena, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Officials - Jeff Clark, Anthony Jordan, Bret Smith
Attendance - 2830

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Montana 29 20 49
Wisconsin 39 34 73

Recap


Wisconsin 73, Montana 49: Jordan Taylor led the way with 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists as the Badgers advanced to the round of 32 for the sixth straight season. The Grizzlies had their 14-game winning streak come to an end.

Ryan Evans chipped in 18 points and eight rebounds and Jared Berggren blocked seven shots for No. 4 seed Wisconsin (25-9), which will take on Vanderbilt or Harvard in the next round.

The Badgers did what they do best, locking down on the defensive end. The national leaders in scoring defense found their groove in the final minutes of the first half, holding No. 13 seed Montana to three points over the final 4:43 of the period to open up a 39-29 lead at the break.

Grizzlies leading scorer Will Cherry had a tough time against Wisconsin’s perimeter defense, shooting 1 for 7 in the first half and 3 for 14 in the game.

The drought extended after the break, as Montana (25-7) was held without a field goal until the 13:01 mark of the second half.

Back-to-back 3-pointers from Mathias Ward and Cherry cut the deficit back to 48-38. But Taylor made a layup to spark a 25-11 run to the finish.

Mike Bruesewitz hit a pair of 3-pointers and totaled eight points during the decisive burst.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The 24-point gap marks the largest victory ever for Wisconsin in the NCAA tournament … The Badgers dominated the glass, 32-19 … Montana was led by senior forward Art Steward, who scored 18 points.

Montana Grizzlies

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Art Steward 39:00 6-10 0-1 6-7 2 1 3 1 2 1 2 0 18
Will Cherry 33:00 3-14 1-3 2-4 0 2 2 0 3 2 2 1 9
Kareem Jamar 35:00 3-8 0-1 0-0 0 4 4 3 2 2 2 0 6
Derek Selvig 31:00 3-7 1-2 0-0 1 3 4 4 0 2 1 1 7
Mathias Ward 24:00 1-5 1-1 2-2 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 5
Michael Weisner 6:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shawn Stockton 17:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 4 1 1 0 2
Keron DeShields 2:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kevin Henderson 8:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Eric Hutchison 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Jordan Wood 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jordan Gregory 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 18-47 3-9 10-15 4 15 19 8 16 8 8 2 49
  38.3% 33.3% 66.7% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 8

Wisconsin Badgers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jared Berggren 24:00 2-9 0-1 1-2 1 2 3 2 0 1 1 7 5
Mike Bruesewitz 21:00 3-5 2-3 0-0 1 3 4 2 4 0 1 1 8
Ryan Evans 30:00 6-8 1-1 5-6 0 8 8 1 0 0 5 0 18
Josh Gasser 37:00 3-6 2-3 4-4 0 2 2 1 3 0 2 0 12
Jordan Taylor 36:00 6-10 3-5 2-2 3 5 8 6 1 2 0 0 17
Ben Brust 14:00 1-3 1-2 0-0 0 2 2 1 3 0 0 0 3
Frank Kaminsky 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
Rob Wilson 28:00 2-5 1-3 5-5 1 1 2 2 3 0 1 0 10
Evan Anderson 1:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dan Fahey 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Traevon Jackson 2:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Duje Dukan 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jordan Smith 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 23-48 10-19 17-19 8 24 32 15 15 3 10 8 73
  47.9% 52.6% 89.5% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 10
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