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Wisconsin rallies to edge VCU 74-73 at 2K Classic


NEW YORK (AP) -- Bronson Koenig scored 22 points and hit the go-ahead layup with six seconds remaining and Wisconsin held off VCU for a 74-73 victory Sunday in the consolation game of the 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden.

After going 2-for-11 in Wisconsin's 10-point loss to Georgetown, Koenig shot 9-of-14 coming within one of his career high.

His biggest shot came on the final possession with Wisconsin trailing by one point. He spun through traffic and scooped in a layup and when Melvin Johnson missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer it gave the Badgers (3-2) the win.

Johnson scored 21 points for VCU (2-2), which rallied from a trio of 11-point deficits in the first half. Johnson shot 8-of-18 and hit a mid-range jumper with 30 seconds remaining that gave the Rams a 73-72 edge.

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