Bronson Koenig channeled his “inner Steph Curry” Sunday night to send Wisconsin onto the Sweet 16. The junior guard from La Crosse, Wis., beat the buzzer with a game-winning jumper from the corner to upset No. 2 seed Xavier, 66-63.
In a postgame interview, Koenig said he “tried to channel my inner Steph Curry and it worked,” before his teammates ambushed him and poured cups of water on his head.
(Watch for Lakeville North product J.P. Macura, Xavier sophomore guard, sitting on the court in shock midway through the highlight.)
Koenig has been clutch in the final minute throughout the season.
He hit the game-winning layup with 5.9 seconds left against VCU for the Badgers’ fourth win of the season.
He also hit a 3-pointer with a hand in his face and 27 seconds left to pull Wisconsin within a point, 76-75, of Michigan State in January. Ethan Happ hit the game-winning layup for Wisconsin on the next possession.
Check out former Wisconsin star Frank Kaminsky’s reaction to Koenig’s game-winner Sunday night.
Curry and the Golden State Warriors are in Minneapolis for Monday night’s game against the Timberwolves. Randball revisits the Wolves’ mistake to pass on Curry for Jonny Flynn in the 2009 NBA draft.