PHILADELPHIA — Let some of the other top seeds lose and blow up NCAA Tournament brackets.
A safer wager these days is betting all the cheese curds on Wisconsin to make a deep run in March.
The Badgers (22-12) are as much a staple of the tournament this time of year — and that first weekend in April — as any traditional blue blood program.
Wisconsin is two wins away in the East Regional from becoming the first program since UCLA (2006-2008) to make three straight Final Fours.
The magnitude of such a feat hasn't been lost on the seventh-seeded Badgers.
The Badgers will take on Notre Dame (23-11) at 6:27 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The game will air on TBS.