Chris Chiozza's 3-pointer swished in at the buzzer in to give Florida an 84-83 victory against Wisconsin on Friday night in the first overtime game of this NCAA Tournament.
“There wasn't too many minutes available and I was just hoping to get a chance to contribute a little bit more,” said Showalter, now a fifth-year senior. “That was probably one of the more mature and best decisions I've had to make in my basketball career so far.”
Defense, minus a handful of games, has been UW's anchor this season.
Nigel Hayes didn't have to say a word to make his loudest statement in the NCAA Tournament.
The verbose forward's reverse layup with 12 seconds left to help beat top overall seed Villanova sent a resounding message to any doubters.
Florida is not highly rated in scoring, but they are effective at stopping opponents from getting to the hoop
Gazette sports editor Eric Schmoldt and writer John Barry talk about Wisconsin stunning Villanova to reach the Sweet 16 for a fourth straight year
Wisconsin lost 3-0 to Clarkson in the NCAA Championship.
UW basketball had a tough loss last year and are hoping for a different outcome
Wisconsin will face Florida in the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen at about 9 p.m. Friday night
“Basketball helps clear my mind,” Khalil Iverson said. “Being around these guys helps clear my mind. We're having fun.”