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 2013 NCAA Tournament - Second Round (West Region)
(12) Ole Miss (57) vs. (15) Wisconsin (46)
 Friday, March 22  |  Sprint Center  |  Kansas City, Mo.

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Wisconsin   Friday, March 22

Steve Kerr

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.

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Lucas at Large: With Badgers, Kerr comes away impressed
 

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Around the Web
• Madison.com: Ryan Evans focused on extending career
• Madison.com: Good defense can shut Marshall Henderson's mouth
• JSOnline: Badgers face loose cannon in Marshall Henderson
• FoxSportsWisconsin.com: Badgers' scout team had tiring task
• FoxSportsWisconsin.com: Badgers content to win, no matter style


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Wisconsin   Thursday, March 21

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:

Field of 68: Tweeting 68 observations until tip-off

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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.

Dan Fahey Interviews the Badgers Small Video Graphic

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NCAA Open Practice

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.

Kansas City Star Photos: Badgers' Open Practice 

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Press Conference

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.

• UW Press Conference: Berggren, Bruesewitz, Evans, Coach Ryan
• Ole Miss Press Conference: Holloway, Williams, Coach Kennedy

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What are the keys for the Badgers in their second-round matchup with Ole Miss? Mike Lucas and Matt Lepay dive into the details in a special NCAA Tournament edition of "Badger Breakdown."

Badger Breakdown: Wisconsin vs. Ole Miss Small Video Graphic

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NCAA Practice

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:

Lucas at Large: Henderson hard to ignore

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Varsity - March 21, 2013

The latest issue of Varsity Magazine is packed
with coverage of the Badgers
:

Varsity Magazine: Noise-Makers

Evans and Co. don't plan to go quietly
Lucas: Dekker plans own March memories
Alvarez: Plenty to be proud of on court
Lepay: Badgers know how to handle March
Inside MBB: UW peaking at the right time

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Around the Web
• Madison.com: Trust in Ben Brust
• Madison.com: Athletic Rebels will be handful
• JSOnline: Evans more comfortable with jump-shot free throws
• JSOnline: Gasser getting knee ready for next season

• FoxSportsWisconsin.com: Gasser trying to stay positive
• FoxSportsWisconsin.com: Necessary experience?


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Wisconsin   Wednesday, March 20

Badgers Welcome

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.

Photo Gallery: Wednesday Practice

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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:

The Voice: Badgers know what to expect in March

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Around the Web
• Madison.com: Marshall Henderson's talk cheap to Badgers
• Madison.com: Cosmo names Bruesewitz one of 'Hottest of March'
• JSOnline.com: Evans more comfortable with jump-shot free throws
• FoxSportsWisconsin.com: Obama likes Badgers, Golden Eagles


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Wisconsin   Tuesday, March 19

The Badgers met with the media Tuesday afternoon before their final practice in Madison.

• Interviews: Berggren, Brust, Dekker, Jackson Small Video Graphic
• Interviews: Bruesewitz, Gard Small Video Graphic

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Power & Light District

Headed to Kansas City? Join with fellow Badgers for a pep rally at the Power & Light District downtown, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. Full details below:

Kansas City event for Badger basketball fans set for Thursday

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Around the Web
• Madison.com: UW has played far tougher schedule


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Wisconsin   Monday, March 18

Mike Lucas says a run through the Big Ten tournament -- and a rugged conference slate -- have toughened the Badgers for what's to come in the NCAA tourney:

Lucas' Last Word: Big Ten tussles have Badgers prepared

Around the Web
• SI.com: Davis: Breaking down bracket and picking some upsets
• SI.com: Seth Davis' Bracket Advice: West Region
• CBSSports.com: West Regional Preview
• Madison.com: With strong weekend, UW shows it can compete
• FoxSportsWisconsin.com: Badgers to face Ole Miss in NCAAs


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Wisconsin   Sunday, March 17

The Wisconsin men's basketball team (23-11) earned a No. 5 seed and will face 12th-seeded Ole Miss (26-8) in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament, the Badgers learned Sunday.

Badgers earn No. 5 seed, face Ole Miss in NCAA tournament

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