Madison- The Wisconsin men's basketball team has tough draw to open the NCAA Tournament. The 8th-seed Badgers play #9 seed Virginia Tech in the first round of the East Region (in Buffalo, NY). Tip off is Thursday, approx. 8:40 P.M. central time. The winner of that match-up plays the winner of #1 overall seed Villanova and the Mount St. Mary's/New Orleans play-in game winner.
Wisconsin finished the season 25-9 overall this season, losing in the Big Ten Championship game to Michigan. They had an RPI of 32, with 5 wins over teams in the RPI top 50.
The Badgers are making their 19th straight Tournament appearance.