Sports & Recreation

Badgers Win NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament!

Well, in an ESPN simulation.

Birds eye view of Badger basketball team playing on the court at the Kohl Center

Jeff Miller

We are the (virtual) champions!

After the pandemic sunk the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, ESPN ran a simulation to determine the results. The number-four seed Badgers squeaked through the tournament, stunting rival Marquette in the Sweet Sixteen and beating BYU in the championship game. It was a fitting end for a resilient bunch – the statistical model gave Wisconsin a less than 1 percent chance of winning it all.

Published in the Summer 2020 issue


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