2014 NCAA Tournament Profile: Wisconsin Badgers
Conference: Big 10 Conference
How They Qualified: At-Large Berth
Region: No. 2 seed in West
The Wisconsin Badgers started off the season just as hot as anyone. They did win 16 games in a row. Then, Big Ten play started and the team quickly fell out of the top 25. Regardless, the Badgers are still a very talented team and you will hear the name Sam Dekker quite often in the NCAA tournament. Is he the only good player on the team? Of course not.
It will be interesting to see which Wisconsin team shows up in the dance. The one that won its first 16 games in a row or the one that finished with a Big Ten record of 12-6. That record was good enough for second place in the standings, but was still three games worse than Michigan.
What You Need to Know:
Leading Scorer: Frank Kaminsky (13.1 ppg)
Leading Rebounder: Frank Kaminsky (6.5 rpg)
Leading Passer: Traevon Jackson (3.9 apg)
Bad Losses: Northwestern
Good Wins: Florida, Saint Louis, Virginia, Michigan State, Michigan
Wisconsin has clearly beaten some good basketball teams this year. Florida may have been short-handed when it played the Badgers, but it still had a lot of talent on the court.
The Badgers have five players who have made 20 or more three-pointers on the year. Ben Brust leads the team with 78, but the entire team will make opposing teams pay when left open.
Wisconsin may not be getting as much hype as it was earlier in the season, but Bo Ryan is still the head coach and this is still a team that can compete for a national title.
The Wisconsin Badgers are dancing!