The Wisconsin Badgers (17-12) drew the number-9 seed in the South Regional and will square off against number-8 seeded North Carolina (18-10) in a first-round game Friday (6 p.m.) at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana (CBS).
The winner will face either No. 1 Baylor (22-2) or No. 16 Hartford (15-8) on Sunday.
The Badgers are one of a record nine Big Ten teams to make the 68-team NCAA Tournament field.
The Tar Heels finished in a tie for sixth place in the Atlantic Coast Conference, then beat Notre Dame and Virginia Tech in the ACC Tournament before falling to second seeded Florida State 69-66 in the semifinals.
Wisconsin enters the tournament coming off of a 62-57 loss to Iowa in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament. They’ve won just two of their last eight games.
But those losses all came against teams in front of them in the Big Ten standings. The Badgers fell to Michigan, Illinois, [Read more…]