Wisconsin hadalready slayed one giant in Villanova; on Friday, the Badgers went gator hunting.
The senior-laden squad, seeded eighth, took on No. 4 Florida in an East Region semifinalmatchup not many people expected to be seeing in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.
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The teams produced arguably the best game of the tournament. Florida's Chris Chiozza broke Bager Nation's hearts with a running 3-pointer as time expired in overtime, giving Florida an 84-83 victory early Saturday.
With the win, the Gators became the third SEC team to advance to the regional finals. It will face one of those teams, South Carolina, on Sunday (2:20 p.m., CBS0. South Carolian, a 7 seed, routed Baylor 70-50 in the first game of the night at MSG. The teams split a pair of games in the regular season.
Updates from the game as it happened.
10:14: And were off here!
10:47: Florida is down 27-20, and head coach Mike White is not too pleased with the officiating
Mike White: none too pleased, and creepily so, with that last call. pic.twitter.com/kgZvi8PQ7P
— Craig Meyer (@CraigMeyerPG) March 25, 2017
11:09: The Gators weathered an early Wisconsin lead, and head into halftime with a 34-32 lead thanks to a late foul on a 3-point attempt.
12:09: Florida has weathereds some runs by the pesky Badgers, but Wisconsin isn't out of it yet. Zac Showalter just hit an and-one layup.
12:11: A Showalter steal and an Ethan Happ lay-in and we've got an eight point game with 3:17 left. Is there any more Badger magic for Nigel Hayes and Bronson Koneig?
12:20: Give Wisconsin this: they are tough as nails. College basketball is going to miss Nigel Hayes and Bronson Koneig.
12:21: Koenig wants to extend that career, though! His three with just under 1:30 left cuts the Florida lead to five.
12:23: Ethan Happ makes it a one-possession game on the follow from a Koenig miss. Hold on to your boots!
12:28: Oh my god, ZakShowalter! But was it a three or a two?
12:28: Update: it was a three. Badger magic!
12:31 : And we're headed to overtime. Unbelievable.
12:32: This is the first overtime game of this tournament. Amazing.
12:38: Hayes hits two free throws! Perhaps it is destiny.
12:42: That really felt like Florida's chance. Wisconsin has a chacne to put it away here.
12:45: Good foul on Happ. He makes one of two to extend the lead to four.
12:46: Two underhanded free throws for Florida make it a two-point game. And oh my god that block. And oh my god that layup. I have lost the ability to formulate thoughts.
12:50: Nigel Hayes fouled! Can he overcome his free throw woes?
12:51: He makes the first. He makes the second!
12:52: Literally what.
12:53: OK. Gathering my thoughts. Chris Chiozza hits the game-winning floater. It's a 3. Unreal. Florida wins 84-83 and heads to the Elite Eight.