Cinderella came to the dance with a buzz-saw Sunday as 12th seeded Cornell topped 4th seeded Wisconsin 87-69 in Jacksonville. For the second straight year Wisconsin is ousted in the round of 32.
Cornell’s offense could not be stopped despite the Badgers best efforts. The Big Red shot over 61% from the floor and 55% from downtown. Badger Senior Guard Trevon Hughes on trying to stop Cornell:
Wisconsin shot well from the field at 49% for the game but defensively had no match for Cornell. Jon Leuer led the Badgers with 23-points. Louis Dale of Cornell was the game’s top scorer with 26-points. Badger Head Coach Bo Ryan on Cornell:
Jason Bohannon added 18-points in his final game for Wisconsin despite a 2 for 10 stint from beyond the arc. Trevon Hughes had 10-points but 6-turnovers in his Badger finale. Coach Ryan still sees many positives from the season despite the loss:
Wisconsin’s season ends at 24-9. Cornell advances as a 12-seed; the lowest seed left in the draw. Cornell is one of three (#11 Washington & #10 St. Mary’s) double-digit seeds through to the sweet 16. Cornell will face The East Region’s top seed Kentucky Thursday night.