Wisconsin beat Arizona in the Elite Eight 85-78 on Saturday in Los Angeles, and junior Sam Dekker played no small part in the outcome.
Of the 27 points he put on the board, perhaps none were more important than the clutch 3-pointer he drilled over Arizona’s Rondae Hollis-Jefferson with 20 seconds remaining. How, exactly, Dekker evaded the defender’s hand is hard to figure out, but the high arc found net and put the Badgers up 84-76. Here, have a look:
That triple essentially punched UW’s ticket to the Final Four in Indianapolis next weekend. Understandably, Dekker’s play caught the eye of a few other guys who are pretty good at sports.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who can be seen flipping his lid in the video above, made his way down to the court to give Dekker props after the big win.