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#7 UNLV 74, #2 Wisconsin 68

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  • UNLV improved to a 30-6 record. It is the school's first 30-win season since the 1990-91 team advanced to Final Four. UNLV has won nine straight games. The Runnin' Rebels improved to 32-13 in the NCAA Tournament and are 3-1 in their all-time series with Wisconsin. UNLV is now 7-3 in second-round games and is 3-5 in the NCAA Tournament when playing a higher seed.

  • Thirty wins is a milestone for Lon Kruger as it is his first 30-win season as a coach. Kruger's previous best was a 29-8 mark when he was the head coach at Florida in 1993-94. Kruger is now 13-9 all-time in NCAA Tournament games and is 382-266 as a head coach. Kruger improved his record to 12-4 at the United Center in collegiate games.

  • Wisconsin finishes the 2006-07 season with a 30-6 record. The 30 victories are an all-time school record. Its overall NCAA Tournament record is 17-12, including a 3-4 mark in second-round games.

  • Today's loss by No. 2 Wisconsin to No. 7 UNLV was Badger coach Bo Ryan's first defeat at the hands of a lower-seeded team in NCAA Tournament play. He is now 8-1 in those games, and 8-6 in 14 NCAA Tournament games at Wisconsin.

  • UNLV finished the game with 10 3-pointers. The team has now made a 3-point field goal in its last 684 games. Kevin Kruger led the team with a 4-for-9 effort behind the arc. Kruger hit his first 3-pointer of the tournament with 7:30 in the first half. He is now 4-17 from the perimeter in two games.

  • After falling behind 2-0, UNLV led the rest of the first half and for 9:16 of the second half. UNLV's largest lead of the game was 13 points, a lead it held three times during the first half. The two teams battled through three ties and three lead changes before UNLV took its final lead on Kruger's 3-pointer with 5:47 left in the ballgame. UNLV held a lead for 34:25.

  • Prior to today's victory over No. 6/7 Wisconsin, UNLV had not defeated a top-10 team since beating then No. 5 Utah, 54-51, on March 5, 1998.

  • Wisconsin's Kammron Taylor led the Badgers in scoring against UNLV with 24 points. He also had a team best 24 on Friday vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. It was the third consecutive game that Taylor has led the Badgers in scoring. He was considerably more productive in the second half of games this weekend than he was in the first half. Taylor scored 43 of his 48 total points in the second half (12-20 FG, 7-11 3FG, 14-16 FT) and tallied just five points in the first half of the last two games (1-11 FG, 1-7 3FG, 2-2 FT). He played his final game as a Badger today, ending hiscareer with 1,223 points, good for 15th place on UW's all-time scoring list.

  • In his final game with the Badgers, senior Alando Tucker scored 17 points, raising his school-record points total to 2,217. Only eight other Big Ten players have scored more points than Tucker.

  • Wisconsin has trailed at halftime in 14 of its 29 all-time NCAA Tournament games. Its record in those 14 games is 7-7.



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