Since Wisconsin got the Milwaukee seeding we all hoped for, we were able to send Parker to the Bradley Center for this round of games, at least. Follow him at @pgabriel15, and also check out our tweets below.
Here's his recap of Thursday's tournament opener, which started slow but ended up being a whole lotta fun for Badgers fans.
What looked like it was going to be a competitive game turned into a rout over a 13:45 period in the second half where American did not make a field goal.
The final second half numbers: Wisconsin racked up 43 points on 15-of-26 shooting (57.7 percent) overall and 7-of-14 (50 percent) from three point range while the Eagles managed just 13 points on 3-of-19 shooting. The Badgers took away any semblance of rhythm American had in their backcut-heavy ‘Princeton' offense.
"They run that 200 or 300 days a year, so they've got it down pretty crisp and [they run it] pretty fast," Brust said. "Once we settled in and figured out what was going on, we did a good job."