The Badgers were able to hang tight in the first half with a basket by Patrick Bohannan. That would tie the game at that point.
Unfortunately for Merkel fans, the Buckaroos had answers all night. Breckenridge would work the ball around and find Lane Morris, and then he would take the baseline to the basket.
The Buckaroos would eventually stretch the lead further than the Badgers could handle, and go on to win it 51-28.