The most memorable season in Wisconsin basketball history fell one win short. The Badgers led by 9 with just over 13-minutes to play against Duke, but the Blue Devils went on a 10-0 run and closed out a 68-63 victory over the Badgers to win their 5th National Championship.
The Badgers had the most difficult road, beating teams like Oregon, North Carolina, Arizona and Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament. But even after falling to Duke way back in December at the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, the Badgers couldn’t return the favor in last night’s NCAA Championship game.
Four seniors, Frank Kaminsky, Josh Gasser, Traevon Jackson and Duje Dukan, played their final games for the Badgers. Junior forward Sam Dekker hasn’t announced whether or not he’ll be back next season.