Nice going Bucky. You busted my bracket, and I couldn't be happier.
I was one of those who said it wouldn't surprise me if the University of Wisconsin men's basketball team lost in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. The Badgers won.
I also said there was no way the Badgers would knock off No. 1 seeded Villanova to reach the "Sweet Sixteen." I was wrong again.
Just when you expect Coach Greg Gard's team to fold, they some how, find a way to win in NCAA Tournaments.
On paper, both before and after the game, the Badgers should have lost. Villanova was one of, if not, the hottest team in the country entering the tournament. The Badgers, on the other hand, were struggling.
Glancing at the box score after the game, the Badgers should have lost, too. They made only 7 of 16 free throws compared to Nova's 15 of 21. Wisconsin committed 14 turnovers compared to Villanova's 8. The Badgers' bench contributed only 3 points. Villanova's bench managed 24. Yet, some how, some way, the eighth-seeded Badgers won.
Now it's off to Madison Square Garden to face No. 4 seed Florida on