Milwaukee (WQOW) -- The time is set, the Badgers have a date -- all that is left to do is dance. Wisconsin hit the Bradley Center floor on Wednesday for their final practice before their first NCAA Tournament game.
The Badgers earned a two-seed and would figure to spend the weekend in Milwaukee. But the team knows a second game in the tournament is never guaranteed. Last season, the Badgers were upset by 12-seeded Ole Miss. That experience has the team focused on bringing their best on Thursday.
"We know it's one and done at this point. We know if we don't bring it for 40 minutes every possession, we're going to be packing our bags and going home. So, that's something we're not ready for at all. We want to keep grinding this thing out. We know we can be a really good team. It's tourney time. It's exciting for everyone," says junior guard Josh Gasser.
Junior forward Frank Kaminsky adds: "We want to make a run. We failed in our first task which was getting a Big Ten championship. The season is not over. This is like a second season for us. Obviously, we have a lot of goals. So, we want to accomplish them."
Wisconsin's game vs. American at the Bradley Center is set to tip off at 11:40 A.M., Thursday. If the Badgers beat the Eagles, they'll face either BYU or Oregon on Saturday.
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