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Streak Snapped

Here is an interesting piece of trivia: when Wisconsin beat Florida State in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Friday night, the win snapped a seven-game losing streak against higher seeded teams in NCAA tournament play. The Badgers hadn’t beaten a higher seeded team since the Final Four run in 2000.

You’d think with the decade of success UW has had that wouldn’t be the case, but it is. In all but one of the seasons since the Badgers went to the Final Four, their season ended with a loss to a higher seeded team. The lone exception? UW being on the end of a 5-12 upset in 2001 with a stunning loss to Georgia State.

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March 22, 2009 Posted by | Badgers, NCAA | Leave a comment