2014 NCAA Tournament: Top 10 Photos From Wisconsin Badgers’ Elite 8 Victory

2014 NCAA Tournament: Top 10 Photos From Wisconsin Badgers’ Elite Eight Victory

Wisconsin Badgers Final Four Berth

The Wisconsin Badgers took another step further in their magical season after they defeated the Arizona Wildcats in the Elite Eight to move on to the Final Four in the 2014 NCAA men’s basketball tournament. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. The following 10 photos from Wisconsin’s Final Four berth do that and then some.

10. State Street

State Street

10. State Street

State Street

The University of Wisconsin is one of the top party schools in the nation. Fans took to legendary State Street to celebrate one of the proudest achievements in Wisconsin basketball history.

9. Another Look at State Street Twitter

Another Look at State Street

9. Another Look at State Street

Another Look at State Street

A closer look at what happens when a Wisconsin sports team wins a big game.

8. Players Show Fans How Hard Work Pays Off

Players hoist trophy

8. Players Show Fans How Hard Work Pays Off

Players hoist trophy

The Badgers have some of the best fans in the country when it comes to supporting the school’s sports teams. The players showed the fans exactly what happens when hard work pays off.

7. A Special Moment Shared Between Friends

Ben Brust Josh Gasser

7. A Special Moment Shared Between Friends

Ben Brust Josh Gasser

A year ago, Josh Gasser was rehabilitating a torn ACL. Senior Ben Brust missed his buddy who he shares a backcourt with. The long journey for Gasser reunited him with his best friend as the two get to share a special moment together that they will never forget.

6. Excitement Can’t Be Contained

Badgers Celebrate

6. Excitement Can’t Be Contained

Badgers Celebrate

The players knew the second they heard the buzzer go off it was over because the ball didn’t leave Nick Johnson’s hand in time. This amazing photo taken by the talented photographers at Getty Images captures the moment of realization brilliantly.

5. Teammates Leap for Joy

Players celebrate

5. Teammates Leap for Joy

Players celebrate

The players celebrate with the coaches after winning the game. The best part is how high up Brust leaps in the air. The senior is hoping for two more victories to put the cherry on top of his stellar career at Wisconsin.

4. Bo Ryan and Barry Alvarez Embrace

Bo Ryan Barry Alvarez

4. Bo Ryan and Barry Alvarez Embrace

Bo Ryan and Barry Alvarez

Former Badgers football coach and current Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez know all about winning championships. However, sharing a moment to embrace his good friend after Wisconsin’s unforgettable win has to be right up there as far as greatest moments go.

3. Frank Kaminsky Celebrating

Frank Kaminsky

3. Frank Kaminsky Celebrating

Frank Kaminsky

Frank Kaminsky deserves every second of his celebration. The center scored 28 points and set a school record with 11 field goals made. It’s by far the best performance in Wisconsin basketball history considering the magnitude of the game.

2. Bo Ryan Waited a Long Time for This Moment

Bo Ryan

2. Bo Ryan Waited a Long Time for This Moment

Bo Ryan

Bo Ryan is one of the most underrated coaches in college basketball. He doesn’t get the top recruits, and yet, the Badgers are still in contention every year. Ryan waited a long time to cut down a net in a NCAA tournament, but I have a feeling it was well worth it.

1. Dreams Do Come True

Badgers dream comes true

1. Dreams Do Come True

Badgers dream comes true

Ryan and his players share a defining moment. Hopefully, there are two similar celebrations that will follow.

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