Wisconsin Basketball: How far can Wisconsin make it in the NCAA Tournament

Wisconsin basketball is back and has been an impressive team thus far, and they have the opportunity to make a run in the 2021-22 NCAA Tournament.

Season BreakDown 

Wisconson has overachieved this season from what many expected. The Badgers ended the season 24-7 overall, 15-5 in conference play, 12-4 at home, 9-2 away, and 3-0 in neutral site games. Wisconsin has an incredible resume as they are 8-3 in quad 1 games, 8-2 in quad 2 games, 4-2 in quad 3 games, and 4 0 in quad 4 games. In addition, the badgers ended the regular season as the number two team in the Big Ten, and they entered the Big Ten Tourna ent as the 2 seed. In the Big Ten, the Badgers lost to the Michigan St. The Spartans 69-62. However, this isn’t the end of their official season, as their poised to be a top 3 seed in the NCAA tournament.

Team Breakdown 

Big Ten coach of the year Greg Gard and Big Ten player of the year Johnny Davis. Davis averages 20 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 2. assists per game. But, of course, Davis isn’t the only player playing on this Wiscons n basketball team. This season, Brad Davidson, Tyler Wahl, Chucky Hepburn, and Steven Crowl have all been vital pieces for the Badgers. Wisconsin is an impressive team; they average 70.7 points per game, and they only turnover the ball  .5 times per game. That ranks number one for the fewest turnovers per game. However, some things that might hurt them in the NCAA Tournament are their lack of shot block or rim protection and Johnny Davis being hurt. Davis did play in Wisconsin’s lone big ten tournament game against Michigan St., But he struggled that game scoring only 11 points and shooting 15% from the field.

How far can Wisconsin make it in the NCAA Tournament? 

The Wisconsin basketball team has been on a roll this year, and honestly, I can see the Badgers getting to the elite 8. Wisconsin is in the midwest region of the bracket; that seems to be the easiest region on paper. In addition, Wisconsin talents and coaching are better than almost every team they could face before the elite 8 games. But it is march madness, so we will see just how far they go.


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