Wisconsin hasn't had the best of luck when it comes to the NCAA selection committee in the past, but on Sunday the Badgers got what they were hoping for. Not only are they a No. 2 seed in the tournament, but they will also get to play in Milwaukee as well.
It will also be the 16th straight season for the Badgers in the NCAA tournament—a feat only topped by Kansas (24) and Duke (18) currently.
UW will take on American (20-12, 13-5 Patriot League), who won the Patriot League championship game to get in to the NCAA tournament, on Thursday March 20th in Milwaukee as part of the West regional. It will be the first ever matchup between the two schools.
American comes in to this game as one of the lowest scoring and rebounding teams in the country. The Eagles average 63.9 points per game (316th nationally) and pull down 30.1 rebounds per game (339th). UW and American have one common opponent, as the Eagles lost 62-53 at Ohio State earlier in the non-conference season.
Four players average in double figures for the Eagles, who are led by sophomore guard Jesse Reed's 13.9 points per game. The Eagles also have a very stout center in 6'10"Tony Wroblicky, who averages 12.2 points per game and a team-best 7.3 rebounds per game as well.
Should Wisconsin get past the Eagles, they will take on the winner of the 7-10 matchup between Oregon and BYU. Here is what Campus Insiders see for the Badgers in the NCAA tournament.