March 10, 2015 Louisville, KY (Analyzed Sports)
Wisconsin Badgers, 2015 Final Four?
I was impressed with the Wisconsin Badgers 72-48 thumping of the Ohio State Buckeyes Sunday afternoon in the Badgers regular season Big 10 finale.
Bo Ryan and the Wisconsin Badgers are looking like a potential dangerous two seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament when the selection committee releases the brackets this Sunday. Depending on how they finish in the BIG 10 Tournament and how other teams fair in their conference tournaments they could easily be one of the Top 4 one seeds to enter the NCAA Tournament.
The Badgers are ranked No. 6 in the final AP poll, with a record of 28-3 this season with their only losses coming to Duke at home, Rutgers minus Frank Kaminsky on the road, and at Maryland. Ryan is one of the best coaches in the country that knows how to get the most out of his players which is why his teams are usually some of the most fundamentally sound teams in the country every year.
Clearly this team is led by the 7’0 Player of the Year Candidate Sr. Forward Frank Kaminsky (18.4 ppg 8.1rpg), who turned down millions of dollars to play in the NBA for a chance to return to the Final Four and possibly play for a National Championship. Sam Dekker and Nigel Hayes have played well all season alongside Frank the Tank to create a formidable front court capable of getting the team back to the 2015 Final Four in Indianapolis.
Last Season the Wisconsin Badgers went on a run in the 2014 NCAA Tournament beating quality teams to return the school back to Final Four since 2000, and Bo Ryan’s first Final Four as Wisconsin’s head coach. The Badgers would eventually lose a heart-breaker 74- 73 to the National Title Runner-ups, Kentucky Wildcats by a game winning 3 point shot by Aaron Harrison that sent the Badgers home from their magical run.
The Badgers were furious in the locker room after the game, which is why they will be motivated to make another deep run in this year’s post season. The question that remains to be seen is Can the Badgers make a return trip to the Final Four in the weeks to come?
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