Third-Ranked Michigan, No. 5 Kansas Fall in College BasketballNancy Kercheval
Ben Brust hit a 3-pointer with 43 seconds left in overtime to lift the University of Wisconsin to a 65-62 victory over the third-ranked University of Michigan in college basketball.
In another upset among the top five teams yesterday, Oklahoma (15-7, 6-4 Big 12) handed fifth-ranked Kansas (19-4, 7-3 Big 12) its third straight loss 72-66. Second-ranked Florida (19-3, 9-1 SEC) beat Mississippi State (7-15, 2-8 SEC) 83-58.
At Kohl Center in Madison, Brust made a 3-point jumper at the buzzer to tie the score 60-60.
In overtime, Traevon Jackson hit a jump shot to give the Badgers a 62-60 lead with just under four minutes remaining. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored a minute later to tie the game at 62-62. With 43 seconds remaining, Brust hit his fourth 3-pointer in seven attempts.
“It was awesome, something I’ll remember forever, and I’m sure a lot of people will,” Brust told reporters.
Brust scored 14 points, Jared Berggren added 13 and Sam Dekker had 12 for the Badgers, who improved to 17-7 and 8-3 in the Big Ten Conference.
Trey Burke led the Wolverines with 19 points followed by Hardaway with 18 and Mitch McGary with 12. Michigan fell to 21-3 and 8-3 in the Big Ten.