Friday, March 21, 2014

March Madness: Wisconsin dominates American, 75-35

The Badgers start their dance in Milwaukee and I'm along for the ride. They'll play the seventh-seeded Oregon Ducks on Saturday evening for the chance to head to the regional rounds in Anaheim, Calif.

 Fans line up before the gates open for a second round NCAA tournament game between the Wisconsin Badgers and the American University Eagles at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Thursday, March 20, 2014.  M.P. KING -- State Journal

 Wisconsin Badgers forward Nigel Hayes (10), left, smiles as guard Ben Brust (1) sings along to "Wagon Wheel" playing over the arena sound system before their second round NCAA tournament game against the American University Eagles.  M.P. KING -- State Journal


LEFT: American University Eagles center Tony Wroblicky (34) is guarded by Wisconsin Badgers forward Frank Kaminsky (44), background, forcing the ball loose for a turnover in the first half. RIGHT: Wroblicky (34) reaches through the hoop to block a shot by Kaminsky (44) in the first half. Goaltending was not called.  M.P. KING -- State Journal

 Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bo Ryan argues a foul called on forward Frank Kaminsky (44) in the first half.  M.P. KING -- State Journal
 
 The University of Wisconsin band plays for fans before the start of the second half.  M.P. KING -- State Journal

Wisconsin Badgers guard Ben Brust (1) follows a three-point basket in the second half. Behind at the team's bench are head coach Bo Ryan, guard Traevon Jackson (12), forward Sam Dekker (15), and forward Frank Kaminsky (44).  M.P. KING -- State Journal


LEFT: Wisconsin Badgers forward Sam Dekker (15) dunks the ball in the second half. RIGHT: Wisconsin Badgers guard Traevon Jackson (12) drives between American University Eagles guard Marko Vasic (5) and guard Darius Gardner (0), back, for two points in the second half. M.P. KING -- State Journal
 
Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bo Ryan, center, and his players get lighthearted on the bench in the final minutes of their 75-35 win over American University.  M.P. KING -- State Journal
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