Brust swished a go-ahead triple from the right wing with a minute remaining to boost the Wisconsin Badgers to an 85-77 triumph over the Oregon Ducks on Saturday in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.
Oregon's Joseph Young drained a trey with just under three minutes left to give the Ducks a 75-74 lead, but after the teams exchanged empty possessions, the Badgers retrieved three straight offensive rebounds before Brust buried the go-ahead shot from beyond the arc.
After Young missed a layup on Oregon's next touch, Traevon Jackson hit two free throws and Jason Calliste finished a layup before Jackson hit another from the line, but left the door open by missing the second free throw.
A jump ball on the rebound saw possession go to the Ducks trailing by three, but Young was off the mark on a right corner triple and Sam Dekker drilled two free throws with 10.4 seconds left, essentially sealing the outcome.
Jackson finished with 16 points and eight rebounds, Frank Kaminsky scored 19 and Brust and Dekker tallied 12 points apiece for the Badgers (28-7), who advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third time in four years.
Wisconsin, the second seed in the West Region, awaits the winner of Sunday's third-round matchup between Baylor and Creighton in the Sweet 16.
Young poured in a game-high 29 points, while Calliste supplied 20 points for the Ducks (24-10), who made a run to the Sweet 16 last year before being bounced by eventual national champion Louisville.
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