Wisconsin Basketball: Fans wish for Badgers title the most


In a small-sampled survey, Wisconsin fans showed that they desire a Wisconsin men’s basketball championship the most.

The wait time between the Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team’s Round of 32 win over Villanova and their upcoming Sweet 16 meeting with Florida seemed like an eternity.

During that span, Badger of Honor took a survey to Twitter to find out which of the popular sports team in the state of Wisconsin fans wish to see the most successful. Yes, a bracket was made because look what month it is, and seeding was determined based on a few key factors.

The first round was basically all chalk, except for one major surprise. The Milwaukee Brewers jumped out to a huge lead and were actually leading roughly 60-40 over the Milwaukee Bucks with less than half the day to go. When voting closed, the Bucks had propelled themselves in front- being the only low seed to advance to the next round.

Note that we are aware that we are a Wisconsin Badgers website, which some found unusual that we included Marquette in this discussion. Our response?

Scores are indication of percentage. 

The second round posted some intriguing matchups, including the two most popular Wisconsin Badgers sports against each other- men’s basketball and football. With this, more engagement was brought upon and interaction picked up, with people tuning in throughout the 24-hour window to see the “scores.”

In the Final Four, the Green Bay Packers took care of the Bucks handily, but Milwaukee posted a much higher percentage than I would have figured. Maybe that “Own the Future” mantra is on to something.

Wisconsin men’s basketball took care of Wisconsin Football easily in perhaps the biggest surprise of the tournament. It is not shocking that the No. 2 seed basketball team, which is still playing as of today, took home the win- but to win that big over a program that has zero national titles to your one: Impressive. I was excepting a 51-49 matchup down-to-the-wire.

The title game is where it became interesting. The most popular professional team in the state versus the alleged most popular college team. Every time you see this, you like the professional team’s chances because, well…they are pros. By sheer numbers alone on Twitter, the Green Bay Packers have a following of 1.72 million people, while the Badgers basketball account has roughly 239,000.

One participant made a valid point though.

We agree.

Now it’s time for the actual men’s team to go out and get a few more wins so we can put this dream into a reality. The Badgers and Florida Gators will tip off at approximately 9:00 pm CT in New York City.