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Wisconsin survives barrage

Winthrop’s Martin drains seven threes in OT loss

December 5, 2006

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— Winthrop put on a three-point shooting display unlike anything No. 11 Wisconsin had seen before.

But it was the one the Eagles missed that allowed the Badgers to survive.

Winthrop's Torrell Martin hit seven three-pointers, but missed one at the end of regulation, and Wisconsin used a 10-2 run in overtime to escape with an 82-79 victory Monday night.

"I had a great shot," Martin said. "I just didn't knock the shot down. It was about as open as I could get. I just didn't follow through."

Wisconsin (8-1) led by as many as 13 points in the second half, but couldn't find a way to shake Winthrop (6-3), which shot 55 percent and was 15-of-25 from three-point range.

The Badgers also shot just 6-of-25 from behind the three-point line. But they also outrebounded Winthrop 40-18 and were able to come up with several key rebounds in the waning seconds of overtime.

The Badgers' Michael Flowers, who scored a career-high 21 points, tied the game at 65 after a put-back with 10.6 seconds left, the fourth shot Wisconsin got off in the final 35 seconds of regulation.

"What won that game tonight was not field-goal percentage, but hustle opportunities," Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said. "The real key was us getting on the glass. There's no two ways about it."

Wisconsin's joe krabbenhoft, left, reaches in on Winthrop's Mantoris Robinson. No. 11 Wisconsin survived a scare Monday, defeating Winthrop, 82-79 in overtime, in Madison, Wis.

Wisconsin's joe krabbenhoft, left, reaches in on Winthrop's Mantoris Robinson. No. 11 Wisconsin survived a scare Monday, defeating Winthrop, 82-79 in overtime, in Madison, Wis.

It also helped that Wisconsin was 24-of-34 from the foul line, while Winthrop was 6-of-10.

In overtime, the Badgers squeezed off a 10-2 run that included five points from Alando Tucker.

No. 13 Washington 87, S. Utah 72

Seattle - Deposed starter Ryan Appleby scored a career-high 24 points, and heralded freshman Spencer Hawes added a season-high 21 to lead the Huskies.

Appleby, replaced last week as a starter by Adrian Oliver, scored 21 points in the first half.

No. 16 Memphis 78, Marshall 59

Memphis, Tenn. - Robert Dozier scored 16 points, and Chris Douglas-Roberts added 14 for Memphis in the Conference USA opener for both teams.

Memphis held the Thundering Herd to 33 percent shooting en route to its fourth straight win.

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