Boxscore
Wisconsin 60, Vanderbilt 57
Saturday, March 17, 2012 6:10 PM
Location - The Pit Arena, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Officials - Don Daily, Leslie Jones, Anthony Jordan
Attendance - N/A

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Vanderbilt 31 26 57
Wisconsin 32 28 60

Recap


Wisconsin 60, Vanderbilt 57:
Jordan Taylor led the way with 14 points and hit some big shots down the stretch as the Badgers advanced to the Sweet 16.

No. 4 seed Wisconsin (26-9) will take on top-seeded Syracuse in the East Regional semifinals Thursday in Boston.

Jared Berggren added 12 points and six rebounds, and Ryan Evans and Ben Brust scored 11 apiece for Wisconsin (26-9), which will be making its fifth trip to the Sweet 16 under coach Bo Ryan. The Badgers lost in the regional semifinal last season to Butler.

Vanderbilt (25-11) led only twice in the contest, by one point after the first basket of the second half and again 57-56 when Festus Ezeli capped a 13-3 run with a layup.

The Badgers broke the drought from beyond the arc, with Taylor burying a deep 3-pointer at the 1:45 mark to go back up 59-57.

The Commodores had three chances to tie or take the lead, but John Jenkins missed a pair of 3-point attempts and Ezeli botched the front end of a one-and-one.

Evans split a pair of free throws with 2.1 seconds left and Berggren knocked away the final chance.

Ezeli collected 14 points and 11 rebounds in his final college game.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Vanderbilt stars Jeffery Taylor and Jenkins combined to shoot 7 for 24 from the floor. … Evans shot 4 for 7 on Saturday and is 10 for 15 in the NCAA tournament. … Wisconsin, which ranks near the top of the country in 3-point defense, held the Commodores to 5 for 19 from beyond the arc. ... The Commodores have not reached a regional semifinal since 2007.

Vanderbilt Commodores

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Lance Goulbourne 28:00 2-3 0-0 3-4 3 8 11 2 2 1 1 0 7
John Jenkins 33:00 3-13 2-9 5-6 0 2 2 2 2 1 1 0 13
Jeffery Taylor 30:00 4-12 1-5 0-0 0 1 1 0 3 0 3 1 9
Steve Tchiengang 13:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 1 2
Brad Tinsley 23:00 4-6 2-4 0-0 0 2 2 1 4 0 3 0 10
Festus Ezeli 27:00 5-7 0-0 4-6 3 8 11 0 1 1 2 1 14
Rod Odom 13:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0
Kedren Johnson 18:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0
Dai-Jon Parker 15:00 1-2 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
TOTAL 200 20-46 5-19 12-16 7 25 32 8 17 4 12 3 57
  43.5% 26.3% 75.0% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 12

Wisconsin Badgers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jared Berggren 32:00 5-12 1-6 1-1 3 3 6 2 2 0 2 0 12
Mike Bruesewitz 26:00 4-6 2-3 0-0 1 2 3 2 3 3 1 0 10
Ryan Evans 31:00 4-7 1-3 2-5 1 4 5 4 3 1 3 1 11
Josh Gasser 24:00 1-2 0-1 0-1 2 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 2
Jordan Taylor 39:00 5-15 3-10 1-1 0 2 2 3 1 0 2 0 14
Frank Kaminsky 6:00 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
Rob Wilson 23:00 0-3 0-3 0-0 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
Ben Brust 19:00 4-8 3-5 0-0 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 11
TOTAL 200 23-55 10-33 4-8 8 19 27 13 16 4 8 1 60
  41.8% 30.3% 50.0% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 8
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