No. 1 seed Wisconsin advanced to their second consecutive Elite Eight by holding off a valiant effort by No. 4 seed North Carolina for a 79-72 victory.
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The Badgers appeared to be upset-bound as they trailed, 53-46, with just over 10 minutes left in the second half. However, they stayed true to Wisconsin form and finished strongly.
After the Tar Heels fought back with two three-pointers by guard Marcus Paige, Badgers forward Sam Dekker capped off a career night with a layup that allowed the Badgers to draw intentional fouls and seal the game with free throws.
Dekker was nearly flawless as he shot 10-for-15 to score a career-high 23 points as he grabbed 10 rebounds. Forward Frank Kaminsky added 19 points and eight rebounds as he overcame a slow start.
For the Tar Heels, forwards Brice Johnson and Justin Jackson led the team with 15 points as the team excelled at the three-point line with a 61.5 shooting percentage, but free throws ultimately cost them as they were held to 66.7 percent shooting.
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