Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker knocked down a perfectly contested jumper to clinch the Badgers’ win over Arizona in the Elite Eight.
The Badgers forward was unconscious down the stretch against the Wildcats, scoring 20 points in the second half and eight of Wisconsin’s final nine points.
Dekker saved the best for last, though, knocking down a perfectly contested jumper to seal the Badgers’ win.
What a remarkable shot. Making it even better: it’s clear based on Dekker’s reaction that he knew the shot was good the moment it left his hands.
Dekker has been fantastic all tournament long – he’s scored at least 17 points and has shot better than 50 percent from the field in each of the Badgers’ four games — but he was at the absolute top of his game on Saturday. Dekker’s 27 points against Arizona, one of the very best defenses in the country, was a career high for him.
Now, Dekker, Frank Kaminsky and the rest of the Badgers will take on the winner of Saturday night’s Kentucky-Notre Dame game in the Final Four. Regardless of the opponent, Wisconsin will surely be a tough out with Dekker playing like he is.
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