The March Effect: Badgers Call Bank

March 2, 2022 The March Effect: Badgers Call Bank

By: Carlos Alvarez

Three More Top-10 Teams Fall; #10 Wisconsin Wins Big Ten Title With Bank Game-Winning 3 

March is in full effect, and the upsets are still rolling in. Three top-10 teams took another tumble on Tuesday, although two of those games weren’t necessarily in the “upset” department. Tenth-ranked Wisconsin used a game-winning banked 3 from Chucky Hepburn to beat #8 Purdue (70-67) and claim at least a share of the Big Ten title. Meanwhile, #11 Villanova held off #9 Providence in a Big East free-throw battle. The only true upset on Tuesday came in Fort Worth where TCU used a second-half burst to upend #6 Kansas. Conference tourneys begin next week, and we’re here for it. Bring on the madness!


NCAA Men’s Highlights

#2 Arizona def. #16 USC (91-71)

#4 Duke def. Pittsburgh (86-56)

TCU def. #6 Kansas (74-64)

#7 Kentucky def. Ole Miss (83-72)

#10 Wisconsin def. #8 Purdue (70-67)

#11 Villanova def. #9 Providence (76-74)


Additional Storylines

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ESPN: 2022 NCAA Tournament Bracketology: Memphis, Indiana & Rutgers on Right Side of the Bubble


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