Eerie Similarities for Badgers in NCAA Seeding, Bracket comparing 2000 and 2017

Happ still finished with 21 points, but the Badgers needed more minutes from him on the floor.

Five times in the last six seasons, the Badgers have reached the regional semifinal.

Florida advanced to face SC on Sunday afternoon with a trip to the Final Four on the line.

As the Wisconsin Men's Basketball team lands in NY for their Sweet Sixteen appearance, people are noticing more than a few similarities between their path and the one taken by the team in the NCAA Tournament in the year 2000.

The 16-team field left in the NCAA Tournament features three No. 1 seeds and endless optimism.

It looked bleak late for No. 8 seed Wisconsin against No. 4 seed Florida at Madison Square Garden. This goes without saying, but Wisconsin won't be able to beat Florida if the offense stagnates for long stretches.

No. 8 seed Wisconsin (27-9) vs.

Of the four, Florida may be the most mysterious, but it also may be the best. Wisconsin roared back to take a lead. Perhaps the most well-known player is College of Charleston transfer Canyon Barry, the son of National Basketball Association legend Rick Barry, who has followed in his father's footsteps by shooting underhand free throws and was voted SEC sixth man of the year. Devin Robinson and Justin Leon were consistent as usual and they helped the Gators stay close with five points each at the break.

Allen was unstoppable. After starting the night by hitting only one of his first eight shots, Allen went bonkers, pouring in 35 points for one of the best games anyone has played in this NCAA Tournament and best scoring game ever for a Gator in the tournament. The Gators pounded ETSU, 80-65, and followed that win up with a decisive 65-39 beat down of Virginia.

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The Gamecocks, who hadn't won a tournament game since 1973, got their third this year.

"Obviously, the guards were quick".

"It's always beneficial because especially when you are talking about Florida, despite the fact that you can look and you can see that they've been one of the most successful programs in the country, in the 2000s, they're always thought of as a football school, right", Bossi said.

I don't think so. "So if you get by that first guy, you're meeting some athletic, tall guys in the paint".

The two teams would trade blows until the dramatic 3-pointers at the end of regulation and overtime settled the Sweet 16 thriller. Koenig is the leading scorer for the Badgers, averaging over 14 points per game. Winning twice, on paper, appeared nearly impossible.

Adding Wisconsin's size advantage to their experience advantage and they have more than just a puncher's chance against the Gators. We preview the Badgers and Gators match-up and make our revised NCAA Tournament Final Four picks!

There's a lot of similarities in the way these two teams operate.

Limiting teams to 8.4 offensive rebounds per game, Wisconsin will need to be wary of Kevaughn Allen (13.4 points per game), Canyon Barry (11.8 ppg) and Robinson (11.4 ppg), making sure prolonged possessions don't allow them to get into their game offensively. Frank Martin deserves a big round of applause for the job he's done in Columbia over the last few seasons. We just talked about playing a really good team.


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