2:10 PM ET, March 15, 2012
University Arena, Albuquerque, NM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Backseat Badger? Not on this day.All-America point guard Jordan Taylor deliberately diminished his offensive output during his senior season, knowing he had to nurture three new starting forwards if Wisconsin was to have any chance of another NCAA tournament run in March.On Thursday, Taylor scored 17 points, pulled down eight rebounds, dished out six assists and committed no turnovers in masterfully directing the fourth-seeded Badgers' 73-49 rout of Montana in the East Regional."I'm just coming out trying to do anything I can to help my team win," Taylor said. "I felt like I got some open looks there, especially in the first half. It's the same for me as it is for everybody else. If you get an open look, you've just got to step in and knock it down. Just be aggressive and play confident."
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ALBUQUERQUE, NM - MARCH 15: The Montana Grizzlies band performs prior to the start of the game against the...(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||18-47 (.383)||23-48 (.479)|
|3P Made-Attempted||3-9 (.333)||10-19 (.526)|
|FT Made-Attempted||10-15 (.667)||17-19 (.895)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||16 (0/0)||15 (0/0)|
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Wisconsin's 24-point win over Montana was the Badgers' largest win in a Men's Basketball Championship game. The previous high was a 17-point win over Kansas State in 2008.
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