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2014 NCAA Tournament: Badgers Defense Steals Show in American Win

Questions surrounded the University of Wisconsin Badgers defense heading into the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

No more.

After holding American to just 28% shooting from the field, and 20% from the perimeter, Wisconsin:s prideful ways on the defensive end of the court are the talk heading into their second round match-up with the Oregon Ducks.

In What was a match-up of teams who pushed the ball to the rim, Oregon outlasted BYU in their opening round match by shooting an impressive 50% from the floor and knocking down 31 of their 38 free throw attempts in a 19-point win.

If there was one area where the Ducks struggled it was from behind the three point line where they shot just 2-of-13 for the game.

Ben Brust, who knocked down four from distance for the Badgers, sits just three baskets away from tying the all-time mark for career three point baskets at Wisconsin.

He will again likely be a key for the Wisconsin offense who:ll need at least one stand-out offensive performance to hang with the athletic Oregon squad.

Game time Saturday is set for 6+45 p.m. CST in Milwaukee as the BMO Harris Bradley center plays host once again. NCAA tournament tickets are available at TiqIQ.com

Tags: NCAA March Madness Oregon Ducks Basketball Wisconsin Badgers Basketball

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