5. NCAA Tournament – March 20, 2016: No. 7 Wisconsin 66, No. 2 Xavier 63
In perhaps one of the biggest shots in Wisconsin basketball program history, Bronson Koenig capped off a ferocious comeback in the 2016 second round meeting between the Badgers and the Xavier Musketeers with a fadeaway buzzer-beating three to send the fans and those following the NCAA Tournament into a frenzy.
While Koenig’s buzzer beater was the shot shown around the world, the Badgers would not have been in that situation if it weren’t for his three pointer to tie the game seconds earlier.
“I just tried to channel my inner Steph Curry,” Koenig said, referring to the Golden State Warriors star.
Koenig had six three pointers in the game, as the Badgers did what they do best- shooting threes and securing timely defensive stops to climb back into a game that seemed to be out reach as Xavier shot up to a nine-point lead late in the second half.
Then, this happened.
So, you are probably thinking how are there four more games that top this one? Well, lucky for us Badgers fans, it only gets better.