Skip to comments.How Wisconsin Made It To The FINAL FOUR
Posted on 04/03/2014 2:24:35 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin
When the season dawned, Michigan State was the consensus pick to win the Big Ten. And for good reason, with talents like Gary Harris, Adreian Payne, Keith Appling and Branden Dawson, among others.
Wisconsin? The Badgers were supposed to be goodthey always are under Bo Ryan, never finishing lower than fourth place.
But Ryans club has taken things to another level this season during an unexpected march to the Final Four as a No. 2 seed after going 12-6 in the Big Ten. At one point this season, Wisconsin was 4-5 in Big Ten play. Look at the Badgers now. Incredible.
Heres a look back at how they got to the Final Four, where a date with red-hot No. 8 Kentucky looms.
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By beating the other teams...
I'm gonna go with: "By getting a higher score than the team they played in the Elite Eight"...
This guy has been hard to stop.
Bo Ryan. He’s a very good coach.
Well Diana, this Hoosier fan was hoping you’d have B1G company in the Final Four, but those Michigan teams choked despite having poached our state of most of it’s native talent.
The last thing I want is a Kentucky championship. I despise everything about the program, players, coach, school and arena. (Although I did see The Who there in 1980).
Go Bucky! (I said that? I need a shower.)
Badgers played as a team more so than others. Not saying the others don’t play as a team, just saying they are MORE so ....... I kept thinking one of the ‘off game’ will show up (that none of the shots would go in, etc.)
/Badgers fan here, but I’ve had them exiting in the Elite Eight (against Creighton)
p/s, I am Soooooo nervous
How? By winning the right games at the right times, of course!
I hope all the final four games are as competitive as so many in the earlier rounds were. Overtime is fun!
Unlike other teams, Ryan does not tolerate bad shots, passes, or other plays even from his stars. One ill-advised shot, pass, dribble, or missed defensive assignment will find a player a quick spot on the bench. They have a player, Kaminsky, who's been very hard to contain in the last month.
They're certainly not a perfect team, but they've had the good fortune to jell the last month after a stretch of playing poorly one month before. On Wisconsin.
If McGary was healthy, I’d have picked Michigan to win it all. Too bad for the Wolverines....they still came very close to making the Final Four.
The Badger’s have my vote. Of course, anyone that plays Dirty Cal is the team that I want to win.
SI cover page is the kiss of death........
I’ve heard that, too. BUT I have faith in our team! :)
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