Taylor's 3-pointer denies UNC-Wilmington's upset bid

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Kammron Taylor's 3-pointer at the buzzer
gave No. 24 Wisconsin a 54-51 victory over North Carolina-Wilmington
Monday night.

Taylor scored the Badgers' last eight points as Wisconsin (8-1)
emerged from a game that featured an offensive explosion over the
final 6 minutes.

The teams combined to hit nine 3-pointers, including six
straight to open the stretch.

The Seahawks (7-2) tied the score at 51-51 on Todd Hendley's
basket with six seconds left.

After a time out, Taylor took the inbounds pass, drove the
length of the court and pulled up at the right wing, hitting the
shot as time expired.

Taylor had given the Badgers the lead twice earlier in the final
minute, on a three-point play and a pull-up jumper. He finished
with 13 points.

Alando Tucker scored 15 points to lead Wisconsin.

Tucker's 3-pointer with 6:28 left tied the score at 35-35 and
set off a flurry from beyond the arc.

T.J. Carter, who scored 19 points for North Carolina-Wilmington,
answered with a 3-pointer, which was the first of three straight
for the Seahawks, each coming after a Wisconsin 3-pointer.

After a 16-16 halftime tie, North Carolina-Wilmington took a
28-21 lead, the largest for either team.