Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wisconsin Avoids Upset With Gasser's Buzzer-Beater

By: Nick Grays, Senior Editor at The Sports Bank

The Michigan Wolverines (17-12, 7-9) went into Wednesday’s game with the #12 Wisconsin Badgers (21-6, 11-4) with everything to gain after winning six of their last eight conference games. Sitting firmly on the bubble, a win versus the Badgers in Ann Arbor would have went a long way for their NCAA tourney-resume.

The Wolverines played better basketball for the majority of the game, but in the closing seconds, it was Wisconsin Freshman Josh Gasser who banked in a desperation three to most likely dash any chance of Big Blue gaining an at-large bid to this year’s NCAA tourney.

For Gasser, the shot was a lifelong memory in the making. For the other team, it was a tragedy.

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