What was expected to be a speed bump for Texas instead became a shining moment for the Badgers when they upset the defending national champions 3-1 on Thursday night.
The Cowboys’ Round 1 selection of offensive lineman Travis Frederick of Wisconsin isn’t the issue. But the path to get to him? Off the board. Off the chart. Off their rockers.
Marshall Henderson shook out of a shooting slump and scored 17 points in the second half, leading 12th-seeded Mississippi past No. 5 Wisconsin, 57-46, on Friday, giving the Rebels their first NCAA Tournament win since 2002.
Matt Howard scored 19 points and Butler sent home yet another higher seed in the NCAA tournament with a 61-54 victory over Wisconsin on Thursday night.
Jon Leuer scored 17 of his 22 points in the second half and Wisconsin methodically dispatched Belmont 72-58 on Thursday night, the Badgers’ fifth consecutive NCAA tournament-opening victory.
Andy Dalton threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score, linebacker Tank Carder swatted down a 2-point conversion pass attempt with 2 minutes to play, and No. 3 TCU completed a perfect season with its first Rose Bowl victory, 21-19 over fourth-ranked Wisconsin on Saturday.
The TCU Horned Frogs take on the Wisconsin Badgers this Saturday in Pasadena, California at the Rose Bowl.
Wisconsin’s Scott Tolzien and TCU’s Andy Dalton both feel pretty grateful to be out of the cold and into Rose Bowl week.