Fans usually don’t storm the court at Wisconsin. The Badgers usually win at a healthy clip and such an idea would never enter the minds of the fans.
But this hasn’t been your normal season in Madison. The Badgers were thinned by graduation and injuries with not much left in the cupboard.
Needless to say, it’s been a long year for the Badgers, entering play with a 11-16 overall record and 4-10 Big Ten mark, there hasn’t been much to write home about. So enter 2015 National Player of the Year Frank Kaminsky. He led the Badgers to back-to-back Final Fours in his final two seasons on campus and has gone on to a nice career in the NBA.
The UW decided it would be a great idea to honor Kaminsky by retiring his number-44, raising it high to the rafters of the Kohl Center. It might not have had to do with all of the Badgers play, but it certainly had something to do with it and the Badgers would go on to knock off No. 6 Purdue 57-53 before 17,287 at the Kohl Center.
When the final horn went off, many of the excited fans flooded the court to celebrate with their team. [Read more…]