Scores

Final

UNC-Wilmington 51

(7-2, 2-0 CAA)

Wisconsin 54

(8-1, 8-0 home)

    8:00 PM ET, December 12, 2005

    Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin

    1 2 T
    UNCW 16 3551
    WIS 16 3854

    Top Performers

    North Carolina-Wilmington: T. Carter 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    Wisconsin: K. Taylor 13 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast

    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 6½ 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.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNCW
    WIS
    Points 51 54
    FG Made-Attempted 21-55 (.382) 18-44 (.409)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-24 (.375) 6-14 (.429)
    FT Made-Attempted 0-1 (.000) 12-18 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 3

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