Wisconsin also could rebound the ball defensively, giving up seven offensive rebounds to the Big Red. The second chances combined with a 61 shooting percentage, including eight of 15 from the 3-point line were too much for Wisconsin to overcome.
For Jason Bohannon and Trevon Hughes, the loss is a disappointing end to a great career for the seniors. Wisconsin wasn’t expected to be here when the season started, so it should be seen as a success. However, the Badgers played so well, it really seemed like Wisconsin would be a tough out.
Cornell is very dangerous in the Sweet 16 now. They shoot well, and they are experienced. Kentucky will need to pressure the shooters much better than Wisconsin. A huge difference for Kentucky is they have the weapons to score 80-90 points. Wisconsin had some good looks in the second half, but they failed to take advantage of them. Kentucky should shoot better than the Badgers, and Cornell will have the pressure to keep up the 3-point percentage.