For nine straight years, Bo Ryan has led the Wisconsin men's basketball team to the NCAA tournament. Now, the Badger women's basketball team hopes that some of his wisdom can be passed on to them. The Wisconsin women will be competing in their first NCAA tournament since 2002 when they take on Vermont on Sunday at the Joyce Center in Notre Dame, Ind.
Ryan spoke to the women's team for about five minutes on Wednesday before practice. The men's mentor told the Badgers to enjoy their experience at the tournament, never count themselves out of any game and not to hurry back to Madison.
Ryan also spoke to the Wisconsin women's soccer team prior to their sweet 16 run in the 2009 NCAA Tournament. Maybe he knows something that we don't.