Sharp-shooter Bronson Koening connected on a Wisconsin-record eight 3-pointers, leading the Badgers to an 84-74 win over Virginia Tech Thursday.
The game was close until the final minutes. Koenig finished with 28 points, while Nigel Hayes produced a double-double, with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Wisconsin leaned on its tournament experience after reaching the Sweet 16 in each of the last three years. Zach LeDay came off the bench to lead Tech with 23 points. The Badgers meet number-one seed Villanova Saturday.