Top 6 Wisconsin Badgers Moments of the 2015 NCAA Tournament

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Mar 28, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers forward Sam Dekker (15) and players celebrate the 85-78 victory against Arizona Wildcats following the finals of the west regional of the 2015 NCAA Tournament at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

The 2015 Wisconsin Badgers basketball team had a memorable year, both on and off the court, culminating in a deep tournament run. Let’s take a look at the Top 6 Wisconsin Badgers moments of the 2015 NCAA Tournament.

The 2014-15 college basketball season was a major success for the Wisconsin Badgers by many accounts.

Every way you look at it, the Badgers put on a show this season.

Some of those measures are easily evident:

  • 36-4 record
  • Big Ten Conference championship
  • Big Ten Tournament championship
  • No. 2 spot in final regular season AP Poll
  • NCAA Tournament 1 seed
  • NCAA Tournament West Regional Champions
  • NCAA Tournament runner-ups
  • No. 2 spot in postseason USA Today Coaches Poll

The Badgers also had plenty of success individually, won every press conference by having the most fun of any basketball team in the country, and simply represented the University and the state in the best way possible.

It was a memorable season for so many reasons, and it culminated in one of the best tournament runs in school history.

The Badgers earned a one seed for the first time in school history, then faced the toughest road they could face on the way to a spot in the National Championship.

Let’s recap the 2015 NCAA Tournament:

  • Round of 64: Defeated No. 16 Coastal Carolina 86-72
  • Round of 32: Defeated No. 8 Oregon 72-65
  • Sweet 16: Defeated No. 4 North Carolina 79-72
  • Elite Eight: Defeated No. 2 Arizona 85-78
  • Final Four: Defeated No. 1 Kentucky 71-64
  • National Championship: Fell to No. 1 Duke 68-63

Wisconsin went into the season with the goal to make it to the National Championship after falling short by one game a year ago.

The Badgers accomplished that goal, and while they fell short in the championship game, gave us plenty of memories along the way.

Let’s take a look at the Top 6 Wisconsin Badgers Moments of the 2015 NCAA Tournament, starting with the Badgers locking down the team’s first tournament one seed in school history.

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