Arizona falls a point short

T.J. McConnell

Arizona lost 64-63 to Wisconsin on Saturday night. Read on for a complete recap of the loss.

In an intense game that went back and forth, Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky was the difference, as he scored 28 points in the 64-63 win at the Honda Center.

Kaleb Tarczewski scored to open up the game and T.J. McConnell followed with a three. Sam Dekker then made one from behind the arc, but Tarczewski scored again. Ben Brust proceeded to get open for an easy layup and the Wildcats led 7-5 at the first media timeout.

Elliott Pitts made a three and Rondae Jefferson followed with two from the free-throw line. Frank Kaminsky then made a layup and added a three before a layup by Jordin Mayes put the Wildcats up 14-10 with 11:37 left in the first half.

Tarczewski scored, but Traveon Jackson responded with a bucket. Nick Johnson then got his first of the game and Aaron Gordon added a free-throw before a basket by Hayes cut Arizona's lead to 19-14 with 7:59 remaining in the half.

Johnson made two free-throws off a technical foul on Bo Ryan and Gabe York added one more. Hayes then scored again to force a timeout as the Wildcats led 22-15.

Jackson scored out of the timeout, but Tarczewski made another hook shot. Kaminsky responded with a jumper and Johnson scored in the lane to keep the Arizona lead at six. McConnell and Dekker exchanged two free-throws each before Kaminsky made one of his own. Jackson then hit a jumper off the dribble to cut the Arizona lead to 28-25 at the half.

Tarczewski scored to start the half, but Kaminsky answered. Johnson then scored and Kaminsky did the same. After two free-throws by Jackson, Hollis-Jefferson made a layup, but a three by Kaminsky tied the game at 34 with 15:45 left in regulation.

Bronson Koenig made a three to give the Badgers its first lead of game. Johnson proceeded to make a free-throw, but Kamisnky scored yet again to give the Badgers a three-point lead nearly a minute later.

McConnell made a free-throw, but Koenig hit a three. McConnell then answered with a three of his own and Hollis-Jefferson scored on the glass to tie the game at 41 with 11:22 left in the second half.

Johnson made a three out of a timeout and Gasser made two from the line. Johnson then scored, but Kaminsky made two more free-throws. Johnson scored again and Dekker matched before a Kaminsky three put the Badgers up 50-48 with 4:22 left in regulation.

\ Hollis-Jefferson scored in the lane, but Gasser got a basket off a rebound. Gordon then scored and tied the game at 52 with 1:58 remaining.

Jackson scored about a minute later to put the Badgers up two, but Hollis-Jefferson caught an air-ball and dunked it in to tie it at 54 and bring the game to overtime.

Brust made a three to start overtime, but Gordon answered to tie the game once again. Kaminsky then gave the Badgers back the lead with a layup, but Gordon scored on the offensive glass with 2:55 left in the period.

Kaminsky scored on a tough shot and Gasser made one of two from the line to put the Badgers up three with just under two minutes left. Tarczewski went to the line and made both to bring the Wildcats within one.

Kaminsky scored to give Wisconsin a three-point lead and Mayes scored soon after to keep the lead at one with 58 seconds remaining. Despite getting a final look, that would be the final points as Arizona's season ended.

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