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Badgers hope to build off big win


Madison (WQOW) -- For the sixth time in seven chances, Wisconsin knocked off a top-five opponent at home. Now the Badgers hope they can build off the big win.

Ben Brust's half court three to send the game into overtime might have earned headlines, but Wisconsin's defense in the extra session kept the shot from being a highlight in a close loss. Wisconsin held the Wolverines to just 1-7 shooting in overtime.

For Wisconsin, Saturday's win really boosts the teams confidence, which could be a problem for its opponents.

"I've said it before and I'll say it again: I'll play with these guys anywhere, doesn't matter if it's hardwood, blacktop, anything. I'll play with them anywhere," says senior forward Mike Bruesewitz.

"We've got a bunch of fighters in this locker room, guys that won't give up," adds senior forward Jared Berggren. "They just give it 100-percent until the final horn sounds and we did that against Iowa and we did that again today. We just did anything possible to find a way to win."

Next up for the Badgers is Minnesota on Thursday. The Gophers have dropped six of its last eight games.


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