Badgers Win NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament!
Well, in an ESPN simulation.
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