Zero other teams besides Wisconsin have reached the Sweet 16 over each of the past four seasons. The Badgers’ remarkable consistency over four years, two coaches, and countless star players has elevated the program to one of the best in the country.
Both Florida and Wisconsin are ranked in the top seven in the country in adjusted defensive efficiency, according to KenPom. The Badgers allowed slightly fewer points per game throughout the season, but the Gators did just hold Virginia to 39 points in the second round. This game figures to be a defensive struggle, with the first team to crack 60 points likely to walk away the winner.
Badgers guard Bronson Koenig has already hit 11 threes on 23 attempts through two tournament games. Wisconsin is going to need another huge performance from Koenig Friday; his ability to knock down shots from distance is a difference-maker late in the shot clock for a team that struggles to put the ball in the basket.
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