One of March Madness' trendiest upset picks, Belmont wasn't able to keep up with Wisconsin for 40 minutes. Well, not really even for 30 or so. Wisconsin buried 12 three-pointers to walk away with a 72-58 victory, awaiting tonight's Kansas State-Utah State game to see who they'll get in round two ("three").
Jordan Taylor hit five of those three-pointers, combining with Jon Leuer to score 43 points on the evening. Belmont was led by Mick Hedgepeth's 17. The Badgers overcame a turnover-y first half, taking better care of the ball late as they adjusted to Belmont's active offense and defense.
Wisconsin was able to force its tempo for much of the game, especially while grabbing a string of offensive rebounds way back when the game was still close.
For more on this game, Wisconsin fans should visit Bucky's 5th Quarter, and Belmont fans should visit Mid Major Madness.
Here is an updated look at the Southeast Region of the 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket.
No. 1 Pittsburgh at No. 16 UNC-Asheville, March 17, 3:10 p.m., truTV
No. 8 Butler def.
No. 9 Old Dominion, 60-58; will face winner of Pittsburgh-UNC-Asheville
No. 5 Kansas State vs. No. 12 Utah State, March 17, 9:57 p.m., truTV
No. 4 Wisconsin defeats
No. 13 Belmont, 72-58; will face winner of Kansas State-Utah State
No. 6 St. John's vs. No. 11 Gonzaga, March 17, 9:45 p.m., CBS
No. 3 BYU defeats
No. 14 Wofford, 74-66; will face winner of St. John's-Gonzaga
No. 7 UCLA vs. No. 10 Michigan State, March 17, 9:20 p.m., TBS
No. 2 Florida defeats
No. 15 UC-Santa Barbara, 79-51; will face winner of UCLA-Michigan State
March Madness resources: Printable 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket ... Full 2011 NCAA Tournament schedule.