Zak Showalter and Ethan Happ walked quietly down the middle of the court, arm in arm, away from Florida's celebration of a last-second victory. This NCAA Tournament loss is going to sting for a while for the Wisconsin Badgers.
Has your heart stopped racing yet? In what arguably has been the best game of the NCAA tourney so far, Wisconsin suffered a crushing 84-83 OT loss to Florida in this Sweet 16 clash after the Gators sunk a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Wisconsin's Zak Showalter capped an unbelievable late comeback by No. 8 seed Wisconsin, but No. 4 seed Florida responded in overtime with an equally thrilling buzzer-beater to eliminate the Badgers.
The Big Ten is down to one team still alive in the NCAA tournament, as No. 8 seed Wisconsin faces No. 4 Florida Friday night at 9:59 p.m. ET. As always, BTN researcher Harold Shelton has the in-depth analytical breakdown on what to look for before the Badgers and Gators tip off in New York City.
Don’t count out the Badgers. In fact, this team may have been the Big Ten’s best hope for March glory all along. Yes, Wisconsin is only a No. 8 seed, but the Badgers are not a typical No. 8 seed.
Purdue was in a close game with Kansas Thursday, until it wasn't. The No. 1 Jayhawks turned on the afterburners in the second half and dusted the Boilers, 98-66.
Michigan's magic ran out Thursday as No. 3 seed Oregon beat the No. 7 seed Wolverines, 69-68. Derrick Walton Jr.'s potential game-winning shot fell short at the buzzer, putting an end to Michigan's March run.
With Wisconsin headed to its fourth straight Sweet 16 (Friday night vs. Florida) and his youngest brother, Jordan, fresh off a record-setting rookie season at Iowa, BTN.com reached out to former Wisconsin captain Zach Bohannon for an email Q&A.
There has been no better story this March then the improbable run of the Michigan Wolverines. BTN.com's Tom Dienhart details how they got here.
Ask Moe Wagner who he looked up to when he was younger, and suddenly the Michigan big man's fiery demeanor makes a little more sense. It's Kevin Garnett, and now Wagner is providing his own emotional leadership to Michigan's Sweet 16 team.