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Chris Chiozza knocked down the game-winning three-pointer to send #4 Florida to the Elite Eight as the Gators defeat #8 Wisconsin 84-83 in overtime on Friday night.

KeVaughn Allen had 35 points on 11-of-24 shooting with four three-pointers to lead the Gators in the victory while Chiozza had eight points and six assists.

Four Badgers scored in double digits, led by Nigel Hayes, who posted 22 points on 7-of-11 shooting.

Wisconsin jumped out to a 16-6 lead early in the first half behind 5 points from Vitto Brown, but Florida rallied from an 11-point deficit to enter halftime with a 34-32 lead over the Badgers.

In the second half, Florida extended the lead to eight late in the game, 68-60 with 3:17 left to play, but the Badgers rallied with an 8-0 run in the final two minutes, including a three-pointer by Zak Showalter with 2.1 seconds left in regulation to tie the score at 72 and send the game to overtime.

Up next, Florida will take on South Carolina on Sunday in the Elite Eight.


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