Badgers come back to beat UNC, earn spot in the Elite Eight

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-West Regional-Wisconsin vs North Carolina

Sam Dekker: 'We just kept fighting'

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Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 Thursday night and advance to the final eight of the NCAA Tournament.

Zak Showalter came off the bench to score six points in the Badgers’ 19-7 comeback run that sent them into the West Regional final Saturday against either No. 2 seed Arizona or sixth-seeded Xavier.

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Dienhart: 3 Keys for a Wisconsin victory tonight

NCAA Tournament-3rd Round-Oregon vs Wisconsin

Talking Badger hoops with Jeff Potrykus

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Wisconsin hopes to take another step toward returning to the Final Four for a second season in a row tonight when the No. 1 Badgers take on No. 4 North Carolina in a West Region Sweet 16 matchup in Los Angeles that tips at 7:47 p.m. ET.

The keys to a Wisconsin win? Here you go.

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