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Badgers beat Oregon 72-65, headed to Sweet 16

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Sam Dekker scored 17 points to lead four Wisconsin players in double figures, and the No. 1-seeded Badgers are headed back to the Sweet 16 after defeating Oregon 72-65 in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday night.

   The Badgers (33-3) beat the Ducks (26-10) in the round of 32 for the second straight year and will go to Los Angeles to play fourth-seeded North Carolina in the Sweet 16 on Thursday. It's the fourth time in five years the Badgers made the regional semifinals.

   Wisconsin played with the lead all game until Dwayne Benjamin tied it at 52 with a high-arcing 3-pointer from in front of his bench with 5:27 left. The Badgers took the lead right back, though, with Dekker's reverse layup and 3-pointer to make it 58-52.

   Joseph Young, who scored 27 points in a win over Oklahoma State on Friday, had 30 against the Badgers.


OMAHA (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin men's basketball team beat Oregon Sunday night 72-65 and is headed to the Sweet Sixteen in Los Angeles. The Badgers were led by Sam Dekker, who scored 17 points and Frank Kaminsky, who scored 16. Wisconsin will face North Carolina on Thursday, March 26 at 6:47 pm CT.
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