Badgers down Kansas State, will take on red-hot Davidson in Sweet 16
The No. 3-seed University of Wisconsin Badgers breezed past No. 11 Kansas State 72-55 Saturday afternoon at the NCAA Tournament in Omaha.
To help get the win, the Badgers got a career-high tying 25 points from Trevon Hughes and a career-high 14 points from Greg Stiemsma.
With the win, the Badgers set a new school record with 31 wins and will be playing in the Midwest Regional Semifinal game at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich. on Friday, March 28.
The Badgers will now take on red-hot Davidson on Friday night in Detroit in the Sweet-16 round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
Davidson has the nation's longest winning streak at 24 games, after upsetting second-seeded Georgetown Sunday 74-70.
Still, Las Vegas has the Badgers as an early four-point favorite. Wisconsin, seeded third in the Midwest Region, advanced to its fourth Sweet-16 in school history with a 72-55 win over Kansas State on Saturday.
It gave the Badgers a school-record 31 wins against four losses. Davidson, the Southern Conference champion with the 10th seed, is 28-and-6.
Stephen Curry, son of former Milwaukee Buck Dell Curry, had a game-high 30 points in Davidson's win over Georgetown. He made five free throws in the final 23 seconds to seal the win.
Davidson has about 1,700 and is located about 20 miles north of Charlotte, N.C.
The Badgers have only played the Wildcats once before, losing 67-63 in December 1980.
UW Communications contributed to this report.