Riding a freshman wave in the second half, Duke defeated Wisconsin 68-63, capturing the fifth National Championship for Mike Krzyzewski.
Dez Wells scored 26 points, and No. 14 Maryland held off fifth-ranked Wisconsin 59-53 Tuesday night, ending the Badgers’ 10-game winning streak and ruining their bid to clinch a share of the Big Ten regular-season title.
Aaron Harrison hit a 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds left to lift Kentucky to a one-point victory over Wisconsin.
Frank Kaminsky had 28 points and 11 rebounds for Wisconsin, rallying the Badgers to a 64-63 overtime victory against Arizona to advance to the Final Four.
Ben Brust hit three 3-pointers and scored 14 points for the second-seeded Badgers who jumped to a 14-point lead in the first half and never let up on the overmatched Bears.
The odds say that 15th-seeded American has about as much of a shot at beating second-seeded Wisconsin in their NCAA opener Thursday just 79 miles from the Badgers’ campus as Matthew McConaughey did of winning an Oscar.E
Marshall Henderson shook out of a shooting slump and scored 17 points in the second half, leading 12th-seeded Mississippi past No. 5 Wisconsin, 57-46, on Friday, giving the Rebels their first NCAA Tournament win since 2002.
Week 1 College Football Roundup