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Game date: Sunday, March 20th
Game time: 6:10 p.m.
TV channel: TNT
Location: Milwaukee, WI
No. 11 Iowa State Cyclones 21-12 (7-11 Big 12)
First Round: Defeated No. 6 LSU Tigers, 59-54
KenPom rating: 43 Overall, 145 Offense, 10 Defense
Leading scorer: Izaiah Brockington (17.2)
Key stat of tournament: The Cyclones’ fantastic defense definitely showed up in the First Round. They locked down LSU to just 37 percent shooting and forced 19 turnovers.
The Cyclones grinded out a narrow victory in the First Round thanks to their defense and 12 3-pointers, which was one shy of their season high. None were more important than guard Tyrese Hunter’s trey that gave Iowa State a five-point edge with 20 seconds remaining.
No. 3 Wisconsin 25-7 (15-5 Big Ten)
First Round: Defeated No. 14 Colgate 67-60
KenPom rating: 34 Overall, 48 Offense, 38 Defense
Leading scorer: Johnny Davis, 19.7 ppg
Key stat of tournament: The Badgers had just five turnovers in their First Round win.
While they needed a second half comeback, Wisconsin was able to put away the Patriot League Champions down the stretch. Davis had 25 points on 8-20 shooting. The difference was in the paint, where UW outscored the Raiders 34-24.