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Whether wearing the hat of an NBA star, a pro basketball scout or television analyst, Steve Kerr likes what he sees from the Badgers heading into their second-round matchup with Ole Miss. Kerr and legendary broadcaster Marv Albert met with UW coach Bo Ryan on Thursday before they call Friday's game for truTV.
It's become a rite of March, and it's back! Follow @BadgerMBB on Twitter for a one-of-a-kind look inside the Badgers' NCAA tourney journey with the #Fieldof68. Here's a look at what you've missed so far:
Sure their were press conferences and interviews with "legitimate" media outlets for the Badgers on Thursday at the Sprint Center, but to get the real pulse of the team a day before its matchup with Ole Miss, UWBadgers.com once again turned to senior guard-turned-reporter Dan Fahey.
The Badgers got their first look at the Sprint Center Thursday afternoon, taking the court for a 40-minute open practice in front of a few hundred fans. True to form, Wisconsin worked on a everything from ball handling to shooting. In customary fashion, UW closed their workout with a half-courting shooting contest as sophomore Jordan Smith drained the winning heave.
Wisconsin met with the media at the Sprint Center before their open practice. Popular topics during the media session where: pace of play in the match-up with Ole Miss, taking on Rebels guard Marshall Henderson, Wisconsin's resiliency this season and of course, Mike Bruesewitz's hair.
In his latest blog, UWBadgers.com Insider Mike Lucas dives into the Badgers' efforts to prepare for Ole Miss sharpshooter Marshall Henderson, which continued as the team hit the practice floor in Kansas City on Wednesday:
The Badgers arrived in Kansas City Wednesday afternoon and made themselves right at home just three blocks from Sprint Center at one of the cities most historic hotels. Then it was off to Rockhurst University for practice at Mason-Halpin Field House, home of the NCAA Division II Rockhurst Hawks.
How much does experience factor in when NCAA tournament time rolls around? That's hard to say, but the Badgers certainly know their way around March Madness. Plus, after battling through the Big Ten and a rugged three-day run in the conference tournament, Matt Lepay says the Badgers are ready for the challenges that lie ahead: