Wisconsin Ouduels Florida State In OT
March 21, 2009
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -Trevon Hughes banked in a spinning shot over two defenders for a three-point play with 2 seconds left in overtime to lift Wisconsin to a 61-59 upset over Florida State in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Hughes, who had his hands full covering Seminoles star Toney Douglas all game, then capped Friday night's game by batting away Florida State's desperation pass at the end and the Badgers (20-12) mobbed him at halfcourt to celebrate the victory.
Douglas finished with 26 points, not a single one of them easy, thanks to Hughes' huge defensive work. Douglas' 3-point shot with 1:16 left gave the Seminoles (25-10) a 59-56 lead but it wasn't enough to prevent a loss in their first tournament appearance since 1998.
Jason Bohannon led Wisconsin with 16 points, including a 3-pointer with the shot clock going off for 52-50 lead with 55 seconds left in regulation.