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With just one day remaining until the Big Ten Tournament commences, we address the major questions surrounding the Badgers' NCAA seeding and latest injuries.
NCAA Tournament Seeding
The Badgers have been a four-seed in the NCAA tournament each of the last three seasons. Do they stay consistent and land another No. 4 seed? ESPN's Joe Lunardi believes so in his latest edition of Bracketology, but there's quite the discrepancy between Lunardi and other experts when it comes to the Badgers' seeding. CBSSports.com's Jerry Palm currently has UW as a No. 7 seed. Since whatever I predict for the Badgers would be a complete shot in the dark based off these expert opinions, I'll just let you see for yourself where the other experts have pegged Wisconsin.
Wisconsin forward Jared Berggren gave fans a scare Sunday at Penn State when he fell awkwardly a couple times, slightly injuring his ankles. Luckily, Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Berggren passed tests on both his ankles following Tuesday's practice. The Badgers can ill afford to have an unhealthy Berggren heading into the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments. He's averaged over 11 points and seven boards per game this season, and he also earned second-team All-Big Ten honors, so Berggren's presence in the frontcourt cannot be underestimated.
Ryan Evans also sprained his right knee during the week leading up to the Purdue game on Senior Day. Evans ended up playing 25 minutes against the Boilermakers and that knee has not appeared to cause him much pain since he suffered the injury, but he has been playing with a knee brace. However, in Sunday's Penn State game and at Tuesday's practice, Evans was seen without any brace or sleeve at all -- obviously a good sign moving forward.
There have been high expectations for Wisconsin Rapids linebacker Vince Biegel since he committed to Wisconsin, and he seems to be adjusting to the Badgers' new defensive scheme as well as anyone.
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