Villanova got the rebound on the missed second attempt, but could not get off a shot.
Up next for the Badgers is a Sweet 16 matchup with the victor of No. 4 Florida and No. 5 Virginia, as the East Region continues in NY.
The Wisconsin Badgers ousted the top-seeded Wildcats in a surprising upset in the second round of the men's tournament. They won both the Big East's regular season and conference tournament titles.
For the second straight NCAA Tournament game, Villanova started slowly, shooting below 30 percent (8 for 27) in the first half. We had a game like this against Kansas past year and we came out of the good side of it.
No. 2 Arizona survives No. 7 Saint Mary's, beats Gaels 69-60 in hard-fought battle - Freshman Lauri Markkanen scored a team-high 16 points with 11 rebounds to help the Wildcats eek out a win against a unsafe Gaels team. Josh Hart led Villanova with 19 points.
Bryant McIntosh, who hit the go-ahead free throws in Northwestern's opening-round win, had 20 for the Wildcats and Vic Law had 18.
In the first game of the day, West Virginia and their press defense were able to hold off Notre Dame.
Seeding debate: UW fans were livid after the Badgers were seeded No. 8 in the East Regional. He contributed 10 points, three rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal. The team created to do everything the opposite of what its opponent wants is in the Sweet 16, where it was penciled in November.
The best story in college basketball - not the biggest story, not the weirdest story, not the story that gets non-stop run on every sports talk show, but the best - came to a thrilling end on Saturday afternoon in Buffalo.
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Everything has to go just right for a team to prevail in March Madness, to be the school that gets to be in the happy final scene on the telecast as they play the song, "One Shining Moment". "They made plays down the stretch".
Not every season ends in confetti and parades.
Jenkins, who shot 2-of-13 against Mount St. Mary's and 2-of-9 Saturday, understood why the ball and the season and the defending championship ended up in the hands of the Big East Player of the Year.
After Koenig drained his key 3-pointer to break a 59-59 tie, there was still two minutes on the game clock.
The Wildcats were on the ropes in the first half, but found life in the second half to pull away for the win. Hayes, however, gave the Badgers the lead back on their next possession with an up-and-under layup, leaving Villanova down two with 11.4 seconds remaining. The Cavaliers made one total three point shot and went 16-of-54 from the field.
Despite that, the UW players didn't gloat after their victory Saturday.
Devin Robinson just fires one at the backboard and gets it to go down. Had it not been for freshman Donte DiVincenzo, who had his first double-double in Thursday's win and scored nine first-half points against the Badgers, the Wildcats would have looked even more lost and would not have hung with Wisconsin for almost as long as they did.
The senior forward played an even more important role in leading a sterling defensive effort for the Bulldogs.