Sean Merriman, web editor, March 15, 2015

Following Sunday's 80-69 overtime win over Michigan State in the Big Ten title game, Wisconsin was tabbed as a No. 1 seed in this year's NCAA Tournament.

[ MORE: Seven Big Ten teams make NCAA tournament ] web editor Sean Merriman caught up with several members of the Badgers and asked them what it meant to get the first  No. 1 seed in school history.

Here's what they said.

Josh Gasser: "It's cool. I don't think the teams we play are any worse if we were a No. 1 or No. 2, so it doesn't  matter that much. But to be the first No. 1 seed in the history of Wisconsin and to be one of those teams that set a record here that will live on forever, that's something special. It's very cool, but we need to take advantage of it now. We're a No. 1 seed for a reason, so now we need to go out there and play like it."

Duje Dukan: "It's great. We wanted to have a great Big Ten season, win the championship and then win the tournament, then hopefully that would put us in a good position for the No. 1 seed. And we did that, so it's nice."
Sam Dekker: "We were excited. We had some knowledge knowing that if we would have won, we felt like we could have gotten a No. 1 seed. We weren't totally surprised, but we were obviously excited and happy that they recognized our hard work through the season, and I think we're well deserving."
Zak Showalter: "We're excited. We're going to Omaha, and we worked so hard to get there. We kind of figured if we took care of business today that would be the case. Things weren't looking good for a while, but we responded and took care of business."
Nigel Hayes: "If you look last year who were the top seeds, none of them won a championship. It's nice to be a No. 1, the first in school history, but we still need to take care of business."
Frank Kaminsky: "It's awesome. We're all just happy."
Bronson Koenig: "We were kind of expecting it. We were planning a reaction on TV, but it was delayed and they showed our highlights, so it didn't really work out, but that's okay."
Watch the Badgers subdued celebration in the tweet below: