MILWAUKEE -- Many times, when a player is closing in on a personal record during a game, most of the building knows it, even if the guy on the precipice doesn't.
"Naturally, people tell you where you're at," he said. "It was just a product of good basketball and having great teammates to find me. It was a special moment."
The guy who found him, though, junior point guard Traevon Jackson, didn't know until after that Brust's three -- which gave Wisconsin the lead for good -- was his 228th, moving him past Tim Locum (1988-91) as the program's all-time leader.
"It's amazing," Jackson said. "For me and Ben, we've got so much closer this year than we ever have before, just as friends. He came up to me and said, ‘I wouldn't rather have anybody but you pass it to me.' That right there was special, bigger than any win or anything. That was special."
Brust started slowly, hitting just 1-of-3 shots for three points in the first half. He was hounded by Oregon's guards, who combined to consistently push the Hawthorn Woods, Ill., native off screens and keep him from catching the ball with any room to operate.
As Wisconsin got hot late in the game, though, Brust did, too. His three at the 13:50 mark was part of an 8-0 run that lasted just 65 seconds but pushed UW from down four to up four.
His third three came three minutes later to give Wisconsin a six-point cushion, but the fourth -- UW's last field goal of the game -- is the one that will stick for a long time.
"No hesitation whatsoever, and he wanted it," UW assistant Gary Close said. "He knocked it down and you have to tip your hat to him."
"Those types of plays win games," Brust said.
He was talking about the offensive rebounds and 47 seconds of possession that preceded the shot, but those three points from UW's senior are what counted on the scoreboard Saturday and what will count in the Wisconsin record books for a long time to come.