Top 6 Wisconsin Badgers Moments of the 2015 NCAA Tournament

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Apr 4, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Wisconsin Badgers players react after the 2015 NCAA Men

Defeating the undefeated

Once again, Wisconsin experienced some deja vu.

After a repeat performance in the Elite Eight, the Badgers were set to square off against the Kentucky Wildcats in the Final Four for the second straight season.

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  • This time around, the stakes were much different.

    A year earlier, Wisconsin was a two seed playing lights out, and Kentucky was an eight seed coming off a rocky season with a group of extremely talented players just getting into a groove.

    A last second Kentucky shot ended Wisconsin’s hopes in 2014, but 2015 was a new year, and the Badgers were ready to get their revenge. To do so, they would need to defeat an unblemished, 38-0 Kentucky squad that run wild through the regular season.

    A tight game throughout saw a 36-36 tie at the half and a 60-60 tie with just over two minutes to play.

    Again, “Mr. Clutch” Sam Dekker came up with a big three to put the Badgers up 63-60, and a Dekker free throw made it 64-60.

    The Badgers did just enough on defense and hit their free throws on the back end to survive and advance to the National Championship after knocking off the previously undefeated Wildcats 71-64.

    It was the defining moment of the Badgers tournament run, and a memory Wisconsin fans won’t soon forget.