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Wisconsin escapes against Wofford in NCAA first round 53-49

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Jon Leuer scored 20 points and Trevon Hughes added 19, and fourth-seeded Wisconsin held off No. 13 seed Wofford 53-49 in the opening round of the NCAA tournament Friday.

Leuer's baseline jumper with 17 seconds remaining snapped a 51-51 tie, and the 6-foot-10 forward added a pair of free throws to finish the victory.

Wisconsin (26-9) advanced to the second round of the East Regional against 12th-seeded Cornell, which upset Temple earlier Friday.

Wofford (26-9) led 49-48 with under 2 minutes to go, but turned the ball over twice and missed two crucial foul shots down the stretch.

Jamar Diggs led the Terriers, making their first appearance in the NCAA tournament, with 13 points. Noah Dahlman added 10.

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