After a 16-0 start to the 2013-’14 season, nobody saw what would come next for Wisconsin. The No. 2-ranked team in the country went on to lose five of its next six Big Ten conference games.
After such an up-and-down season for Wisconsin, a loss in the Final Four can be tough to swallow. All the hard work and emotion poured into the season is suddenly put to a halt, and the players, coaches and community have to cope with the reality that the team came up just short of the ultimate goal.
Despite the prestige and winning reputation of Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan, he is yet to make it to the Final Four in his 12 seasons with the Badgers.
The Wichita State Shockers had a season for the record books, going an incredible 32-0 in the regular season. This great run was topped with a Missouri Valley Conference win and a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.
The Wisconsin men’s basketball team (29-7 overall, 12-6 Big Ten) is heading to the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2005.
MILWAUKEE, Wis.—The ability to overcome adversity has boded well for the success of Wisconsin this season, and it proved true again Saturday night when its season was on the line.
After finishing second in the Big Ten’s regular season, Wisconsin (12-6 Big Ten, 25-6 overall) will head to Indianapolis, Ind., for a chance to win the Big Ten tournament.
A recent and unfortunate trend in college basketball right now is the on-court behavior by coaches.