UW MBB: Badgers punch ticket to championship game with rout of Northwestern

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The Badgers harassed and hounded weary Northwestern in a 76-48 victory that thrust No. 24 Wisconsin into the Big Ten Tournament championship game for the third time in five years.

Nigel Hayes scored 18 points and Ethan Happ added 16 for the second-seeded Badgers. They never trailed in their third straight victory -- second in the tournament -- following a run of five losses in six games.

Wisconsin (25-8) will vie for its fourth Big Ten title Sunday against No. 8 seed Michigan, which will be playing its fourth game in four days. It will be the seventh championship game appearance for the Badgers, trailing only the eight by Ohio State.

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UW MBB: Hear It Again: Wisconsin 76, Northwestern 48
UW MBB: Hear It Again: Wisconsin 76, Northwestern 48
Wisconsin will head to the Big Ten title game against Michigan on Sunday following Saturday's big victory

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