published Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Wisconsin wins 85-77 thriller over Oregon

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    Wisconsin guards Ben Brust (1) and Josh Gasser (21) react to a foul call against Oregon during their third-round game of the NCAA basketball tournament Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Milwaukee. Wisconsin won 82-77.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

MILWAUKEE — Ben Brust hit a 3-pointer with 1:07 left and second-seeded Wisconsin overcame seventh-seeded Oregon for a thrilling 85-77 win Saturday night to get into the Sweet 16.

Brust's clutch 3 from the corner gave the Badgers (28-7) the lead for good in a heavyweight fight of an NCAA tournament game.

Traevon Jackson followed with three free throws, but missed one with 21 seconds left to give the Ducks (24-10) one more chance to tie trailing by three.

Oregon gave it to Joseph Young, who had made big shots all night and scored 29 points. But he missed a rushed 3 from the wing, and the Badgers sealed it at the foul line.

An arena filled with Wisconsin fans erupted into a deafening roar.

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