Wisconsin Badgers

LAS VEGAS (AP) - No. 12 Houston tau qhab nia thawj 17 cov ntsiab lus tawm tsam Butler hauv lub quarterfinals ntawm Maui Invitational hnub Monday, thiab tom qab ntawd tso cai rau Wisconsin kom tau qhab nia thawj 13 cov ntsiab lus ntawm txoj kev mus rau 20-point ib nrab ntawm qhov tsis txaus nyob rau hnub Tuesday semifinal.

Nws raug nqi Cougars nyob rau lub sijhawm ntev, raws li Johnny Davis tau qhab nia ua haujlwm siab 30 cov ntsiab lus los coj Wisconsin yav dhau los Houston 65-63.

Cov Cougars txiav Wisconsin tus thawj coj mus rau ob ntawm Kyler Edwards '3-pointer nrog 40 vib nas this sab laug. Nrog rau qhov kawg muaj, Jamal Shead tau tsav lub hauv paus thiab dhau mus rau Edwards, uas tsis xav tau qhov pub, raug nqi rau Cougars ntawm qhov kev sim zaum kawg.

"Saib rov qab, Kuv zoo siab tias qhov no tau tshwm sim yog li peb tuaj yeem kawm yuav ua li cas ua kom tiav qhov kev ua si," Wisconsin tus kws qhia Greg Gard tau hais. "Kuv xav tias nws tsuas yog qhov kev paub zoo rau cov neeg no."

Davis ua tiav 10 ntawm 18 hauv pem teb, suav nrog 4 ntawm 7 ntawm 3-point ntau, thiab yog 6 rau 6 los ntawm txoj kab pub dawb.

Tyler Wahl chipped nrog cuaj ntsiab lus thiab xya rebounds, thaum Brad Davison kuj muaj cuaj ntsiab lus rau Badgers (4-1).

Houston (4-1) tau coj los ntawm Edwards, uas muaj 18 cov ntsiab lus - 15 nyob rau hauv ib nrab thib ob ntawm tsib 3-pointers - thaum Marcus Sasser ntxiv 11.

Sasser muaj lub sijhawm los khi nws nrog 47 vib nas this sab laug, tab sis nws qhov kev sim clanked tawm ntawm ntug rau Davis, uas tau fouled tam sim ntawd thiab ntws ob qho kev cuam tshuam dawb los thawb Wisconsin cov hlau lead rov qab mus rau tsib, 65-60.

Davis ua rau Badgers ntxov, tau qhab nia 11 ntawm lawv thawj 16 cov ntsiab lus. Tus kws paub txog qib thib ob tau kub kub los ntawm qhov ntev hauv thawj rau feeb ntawm qhov kev ua si, ntws tawm peb 3-pointers los ua rau 16-4 khiav.

Davis tau hais tias "Peb tau ua txoj haujlwm zoo heev ntawm kev sib faib pob," Davis hais. "Peb yuav tsum tau tawm sai sai, tshwj xeeb tshaj yog tawm tsam cov neeg no. Lawv yog ib pab pawg uas yog koj nqis los lawv tsuas yog faus koj xwb."

Houston, uas nruab nrab 23 cov ntsiab lus ntawm kev hloov pauv, tsuas muaj ob zaug hauv thawj ib nrab vim nws ua tsis tiav los tsim kev ntxhov siab rau Badgers los cuam tshuam lawv qhov kev ua txhaum.

Wisconsin qhov kev ua txhaum cai tau pab lawv tiv thaiv los ntawm kev tua zoo dua 60% thaum ntxov ntawm qhov kev ua si thiab yuam Houston coj lub pob los ntawm lub vas thiab tawm ntawm lub hauv paus, tsis yog kev hloov pauv, qee yam kev tiv thaiv Cougars feem ntau vam meej.

Hloov chaw, nws yog Wisconsin ua txoj haujlwm zoo hauv kev tshem tawm Houston qhov kev hem thawj loj los ntawm kev kaw Sasser, uas yog qhov nruab nrab 20 cov ntsiab lus hauv ib qho kev ua si. Nws muaj peb lub ntsiab lus thiab plaub qhov kev hloov pauv hauv thawj 20 feeb.

Houston tus kws qhia Kelvin Sampson tau hais tias "Lawv tau 20 cov ntsiab lus zoo dua peb hauv thawj ib nrab, peb tau 18 cov ntsiab lus zoo dua li lawv nyob rau ib nrab thib ob," Houston tus kws qhia Kelvin Sampson tau hais. "Kuv xav tsis thoob me ntsis ntawm qhov peb ua si thawj ib nrab. Peb tsis muaj kev sib tw, tsis muaj kev xav ntau ntawm kev tiv thaiv. "

BADGER D

Wisconsin, uas tau coj lub Kaum Hlis loj hauv kev sib tw tiv thaiv hauv qab Gard plaub ntawm rau xyoo dhau los, tau los rau hauv qhov kev ua si uas tso cai rau Lub Kaum Ib Hlis-zoo tshaj plaws 53.8 cov ntsiab lus hauv ib qho kev ua si, uas nyob rau qib 14 hauv lub tebchaws. Cov Badgers tuav Houston rau nws qhov kev tawm tsam qis tshaj plaws ntawm lub caij. Lub Cougars tau qhab nia 63 lossis tsawg dua tsib zaug lub caij dhau los, mus 3-2 hauv cov kev ua si.

Ua koj cov duab

Tom qab mus 4 ntawm 5 los ntawm txoj kab pub dawb hauv thawj ib nrab, Cougars tsuas yog 4 ntawm 10 nyob rau hauv ib nrab thib ob, ploj 6 ntawm 7 thaum ib qho ncab. Wisconsin, lub sijhawm no, ua 10 ntawm 11 los ntawm kev siab hlub stripe nyob rau hauv ib nrab thib ob thiab ua tiav 12 ntawm 15 rau qhov kev ua si.

PHEM loj

Wisconsin: Cov Badgers tau dhau los ua qhov tsis sib tham hauv lub Kaum Ib Hlis kev sib tw sib tw, tau sib tw hauv ib qho ntawm 14 ntawm 16 xyoo dhau los. Nrog rau hnub Tuesday yeej, Badgers yog 25-12 (.667) hauv cov kev ua si. Wisconsin yog tam sim no 7-4 txhua lub sijhawm hauv Maui Invitational

Houston: Tramon Mark, uas xav tias yuav yog tus pib lub caij no, tau pab txhawb nqa zoo hauv nws thawj ob qhov kev ua si rov qab tom qab rov zoo los ntawm kev raug mob sab laug lub xub pwg. Nws txuas ntxiv muab lub txim tawm ntawm lub rooj ntev zaum rau Cougars. Tom qab qhov nruab nrab ntawm 7.8 cov ntsiab lus hauv ib qho kev ua si lub caij dhau los, tus neeg saib xyuas thib ob yog qhov nruab nrab 6.5 tom qab thawj ob qhov kev ua si ntawm Maui Invitational.

NPAJ XYUAS

Wisconsin: ntsib Saint Mary's nyob rau hauv Maui Invitational championship hnub Wednesday.

Houston: Yuav ua si Oregon rau qhov thib peb hauv Maui Invitational hnub Wednesday.