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Wisconsin Badgers vs. Florida Gators Sweet 16 2017

Come in to Swagger on Friday night to see our own Wisconsin Badgers(8) go head to head with the Florida Gators(4)!



Wisconsin vs. Florida

The No. 8 seed Badgers advanced to the Sweet 16 with via a late victory over Villanova, knocking off a No. 1 seed for the third time in the last four tournaments. Meanwhile, No. 4 seed Florida’s defense shut down No. 5 seed Virginia, as the Gators advanced out of the second round for the 10th time in school history.

Players to watch 

  • Senior Nigel Hayes paced the Badgers with 19 points and eight rebounds, and made the game-winning basket against Villanova. The forward is averaging 13.8 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game this season.
  • Forward Devin Robinson tied a personal-best by scoring 24 points in the Gators’ first-round victory, and followed with a 14-point, 11 rebound double-double against Virginia. The junior is averaging 11.4 points and a team-high 6.3 rebounds per game.

Key Stats

  • The all-time series is even at 2-2, with Wisconsin winning the last meeting 59-53 in 2013.
  • The Badgers shot a season-high 53.1 percent from the field in their win over Villanova.
  • Wisconsin’s five starters accounted for 62 of its 65 points in its second-round win.
  • The Gators shot a combined 47.1 percent from the floor in their first two tournament games.
  • Forward Bronson Koenig paces the Badgers with 14.5 points per game, and is shooting 39.5 percent from beyond the 3-point line.
  • Florida outrebounded both East Tennessee State and Virginia by 38-32 margins.
  • Guard KeVaughn Allen, the Gators’ leading scorer (13.4 points per game), has accounted for just 11 total points in Florida’s last two games.