Men's College Roundup: Badgers top Wolverines in a thriller

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When Ben Brust tied the score at the end of regulation with a shot just from inside midcourt, his teammate Mike Bruesewitz looked over at Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan and saw something unusual.

His coach had both his arms in the air.

"You know when he shows some emotion, you've done something pretty special," Bruesewitz said.

Brust then hit a tie-breaking 3-pointer with less than 40 seconds left in overtime as Wisconsin beat No. 3 Michigan, 65-62, Saturday at Kohl Center in Madison, Wis.

"It was awesome, something I'll remember forever, and I'm sure a lot of people will," Brust said of the game, which ended with students storming the court and Bruesewitz taking the public address announcer's microphone to thank the crowd as students celebrated.

The Wolverines became the third top-three team to lose this week, as No. 1 Indiana lost to Illinois and No. 2 Florida was beaten by Arkansas. This should be the sixth week in a row with a different No. 1 in the AP Top 25.

Brust's shot at the end of regulation was a dramatic turn of events for Wisconsin (17-7, 8-3 Big Ten) and a soul crusher for Michigan (21-3, 8-3).

"We have a group of guys in that locker room that believe and is going to fight until the end until you tell us we can't play any more basketball," forward Berggren said. "We just find a way to get it done.

Other Top 25 games

• Florida 83, Mississippi State 58: Mike Rosario scored 18 points, Erik Murphy added 17 and No. 2 Florida (19-3, 9-1 SEC) bounced back from a humbling loss to Arkansas earlier in the week to thump visiting Mississippi State (7-15, 2-8).

• Oklahoma 72, Kansas 66: Romero Osby scored 17 points, Steven Pledger added 15 and host Oklahoma (15-7, 6-4 Big 12) held off No. 5 Kansas to give the Jayhawks (19-4, 7-3) their first three-game losing streak in eight years.

• Gonzaga 74, Loyola Marymount 55: Kevin Pangos and Kelly Olynyk each scored 20 points as host No. 6 Gonzaga (23-2, 10-0 West Coast) beat Loyola Marymount (8-16, 1-10).

• Miami 87, North Carolina 61: Miami hit a school record-tying 15 3-pointers and the No. 8 Hurricanes (19-3, 10-0 ACC) extended their win streak to 11 by beating visiting North Carolina (16-7, 6-4).

• Michigan State 78, Purdue 65: Branden Dawson scored 20 points, leading No. 12 Michigan State (20-4, 9-2 Big Ten) past host Purdue (12-12, 5-6).

• Kansas State 79, Iowa State 70: Rodney McGruder scored 22 points as No. 13 Kansas State (19-4, 8-2) beat visiting Iowa State (16-7, 6-4).

• Butler 59, George Washington 56: No. 14 Butler (20-4, 7-2 A-10) nearly blew a 17-point lead, going the last 7 1/2 minutes without a field goal, but held on to win at George Washington (11-11, 5-4).

• UNLV 64, New Mexico 55: Anthony Bennett posted 17 points and 12 rebounds as host UNLV (18-6, 5-4 Mountain West) upset No. 15 New Mexico (20-4, 7-2).

• Oregon 73, Utah 64: E.J. Singler had 21 points and No. 19 Oregon (19-5, 8-3 Pac-12) ended a three-game skid with a win against visiting Utah (10-13, 2-9).

• Missouri 98, Mississippi 79: Alex Oriakhi had a career-high 22 points to go with 18 rebounds and three blocks for host No. 21 Missouri (17-6, 6-4 SEC) in an easy win against Mississippi (18-5, 7-3).

• Oklahoma State 72, Texas 59: Marcus Smart scored 23 points and visiting No. 22 Oklahoma State (17-5, 7-3 Big 12) cruised past struggling Texas (10-13, 2-8), the Cowboys' fifth win in a row.


• West Virginia 63, TCU 50: Terry Henderson led West Virginia with 17 points as the Mountaineers (12-11, 5-5 Big 12) won their third in a row, defeating host TCU (10-13, 1-9).

• Nebraska 67, Penn State 53: Dylan Talley scored 16 points to lead Nebraska (12-12, 3-8 Big Ten) past visiting Penn State (8-15, 0-11).

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