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By Associated Press
Mar 26, 2006 - 11:37:00 PM

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Jack Skille scored 11:13 into the third overtime to give Wisconsin a 1-0 victory over Cornell on Sunday night in the second-longest game in NCAA hockey tournament history.

Skille took a pass from Josh Engel from the point and beat goalie David McKee with a one-timer from close range to set off a wild celebration as Wisconsin advanced to the Frozen Four for the first time since 1992.

"I just charged to the net and called for the puck, and Josh heard me I guess," Skille said. "He threw it right where I was and I one-timed it."

The Badgers (28-10-3) will face Maine on April 6 in Milwaukee, while Boston College and North Dakota will play in the other semifinal at the Bradley Center.

"Guys were saying, `Two more left, two more to go,"' Badgers captain Adam Burish said. "We want more. This group thinks it deserves more. The attitude is let's do whatever it takes to get this thing done."

The game took 111 minutes, 13 seconds. Exactly six years ago, on March 26, 2000, St. Lawrence beat Boston University 3-2 in four overtimes in a game that lasted 123 minutes, 53 seconds.

McKee finished with 59 saves for Cornell (22-9-4).

"They just threw it to the front and the guy took a good shot," McKee said. "He didn't give me time to react. It was a good play by him."

Wisconsin's Brian Elliott stopped 40 shots.

"I think that's a college hockey game that everyone in the building is going to be talking about for a long time," Wisconsin coach Mike Eaves said. "To see 100-plus shots and goaltending of that caliber. That was a head-to-head goalie exhibition that may never be matched again."

Elliott, who beat Bemidji State 4-0 in the first round on Saturday, was selected the most valuable player of the regional.

"The guys in front of me have been unreal lately," Elliott said. "I can't say enough about the way we're playing defense right now."

East Regional

Maine 5, Michigan St. 4

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- John Hopson scored twice, Derek Damon had a goal and an assist and Greg Moore's empty-netter in the final minute ended up being the winner for Maine.

Maine (28-11-2), an at-large selection after losing to Boston College in the Hockey East semifinals, advanced to its 10th Frozen Four. The Black Bears have won two national titles, in 1993 and 1999.

Matt Duffy also scored and Ben Bishop made 33 saves for Maine, 1-4 in NCAA tournament play against Michigan State.

"To advance past Michigan State was special," Maine coach Tim Whitehead said. "We had our hands full."

Tim Crowder had two goals and Jim McKenzie and Drew Miller added goals for the Spartans (25-12-8).

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