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Badgers secure a spot in the Final Four

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Wisconsin bumped and grinded its way into the Final Four.
  
Frank Kaminsky had 28 points and 11 rebounds for Wisconsin, rallying the Badgers to a 64-63 overtime victory against Arizona in the West Region final Saturday night.
  
The Badgers (30-7) advanced to their first Final Four appearance since 2000 on Saturday night, and first for 69-year-old coach Bo Ryan, who earned his 704th career victory.
  
Nick Johnson had the ball with a chance to win, but he missed a shot that came just after the buzzer for Arizona (33-5), the top-seeded team that has yet to win a West Region final in Anaheim in four tries. Johnson led the Wildcats with 16 points, and Aaron Gordon had 18 rebounds in the relentlessly physical game.

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ANAHEIM, CA (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin Badgers have secured themselves a spot in the Final Four after a close win over Arizona Saturday night.

This is Bo Ryan's first-ever Final Four appearance. 2-seeded Wisconsin knocked off top-seeded Arizona in overtime with a final score of 64-63. The game was tied at 54 with just seconds left in regulation time.

Frank Kaminsky had a big performance with 28 points and 11 rebounds.
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