Wisconsin edged by No. 3 Kansas in Battle 4 Atlantis semi final

Does anyone still think Wisconsin is going to finish near the bottom of the Big Ten this season?

Wisconsin coach Greg Gard learned a great deal about his team against No. 3-ranked Kansas on Thursday in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Unranked UW, picked ninth in the Big Ten preseason poll, trailed by 15 points early in the second half and by eight late in regulation before battling back to force overtime against the defending national champion.

Wisconsin took its last lead of the game on a basket by Tyler Wahl, but reserve guard Bobby Pettiford grabbed a loose ball after a missed three-pointer and scored at the buzzer to give the Jayhawks a stunning 69-68 victory.

box score: Kansas 69, Wisconsin 68 (OT)

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