Wisconsin guard Bronson Koenig is going to be a legend in the program’s history. The La Crosse, Wisconsin native has come up huge over the last two seasons, stepping into the starting role last year and helping lead the Badgers to their first NCAA Tournament title game appearance since 1941 and then delivering one of the best buzzer-beaters in tournament history with this fadeaway 3-pointer from the corner.
KOENIG SENDS WISCONSIN TO THE #SWEET16!!!! https://t.co/6MnfXu2T0D
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 2016
Koenig said after the game that he “channeled his inner Steph Curry” to drop the 3-pointer at the buzzer, his sixth made shot from long range. It completed a 15-4 run to close the game for Wisconsin and gave Koenig 20 points to go with seven rebounds and a pair of assists to lead the Badgers. Koenig took to Twitter to thank all his fans after the game.
That was for all my Natives out there, & my team, & of course the true fans out there!! Thank you.
— Bronson Koenig (@BronsonK_24) March 21, 2016
The shot looks even better from the stands, where the father of Syracuse guard Christian White had his phone rolling to capture the moment.
Syracuse players dad (my Dad), records and reacts to Wisconsin buzzer beater @espn @sctop10 @BadgerMBB @TheJetOnTNT pic.twitter.com/EGKrbPRNMQ
— Christian White (@cdwhite54) March 21, 2016