LOS ANGELES - The Wisconsin Badgers could focus on its control Thursday against a loose playing North Carolina team.
This one wasn't a blowout.
After being down most of the second half, the Badgers pulled out the 79-72 win in Los Angeles.
Sam Dekker helped pave the way for Bucky.
He finished with a career high 23 points and 10 rebounds.
It couldn't have come at a better time.
Frank Kaminsky added another 19 points and 8 rebounds.
While Nigel Hayes had 12 points of his own.
Wisconsin will now move on to the Elite Eight.
They'll play the winner of tomorrow's game between Xavier and Arizona.