April 25, 2015

Jackson leads Badgers to last second win

The 22nd ranked Wisconsin Badgers received a scare but managed to pull out a 63-

Traevon Jackson

Traevon Jackson

60 win over Penn State in the Big Ten finale in State College on Sunday.

Traevon Jackson hit a long 3-pointer as time expired, giving the Badgers their 12th Big Ten victory (21-10, 12-6 Big Ten) this season.  Wisconsin reached 12 league wins for the fourth straight year and helped the Badgers secure the 4th seed and a 1st round bye in the upcoming Big Ten tournament.

AUDIO: Asst. Gary Close on 12 Big Ten wins :12

The Badgers got the help they needed when Indiana knocked off Michigan 72-71 on Sunday to win the Big Ten title outright.

Jackson led the Badgers with 15 points.  Freshman Sam Dekker added 14, while Ben Brust added 13 points and 4 assists.

Wisconsin waits until Friday to play in the Big Ten Quarterfinals.  The Badgers will face the winner of Thursday’s 1st round game between Michigan and Penn State.