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March Madness 2015

Frank Kaminsky wins Naismith, NABC POY awards

As Frank Kaminsky continues to roll over competition, he adds two more pieces of hardware.

Badgers say they're not done yet

The Badgers celebrated hard on Saturday, but they also acknowledged more work remains to be done.

Andrew Harrison apologizes for Kaminsky comment

After being caught with a hot microphone at a press conference Saturday night, Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison made amends.

5 thoughts on Wisconsin's incredible upset

Words up to, including and beyond "they got this" in light of Wisconsin's incredible Final Four win over Kentucky.

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UW celebrates win, Kaminsky's birthday

So Saturday was Frank Kaminsky's birthday! He's now 22, and he got to celebrate in the best way possible -- with a win over previously undefeated Kentucky and an incredible greeting by Wisconsin fans.

Final Four: What worries me about Kentucky

A few last-minute thoughts about three overlooked storylines that could swing the game Saturday night.

Final Four preview: Blueprint to beating Kentucky

Five essential battles Wisconsin needs to win in order to hand Kentucky its first loss.

Watch: UW's Final Four hype video is the best

Wisconsin came out with its Final Four video on Tuesday night, and man -- it's awesome.

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Frank Kaminsky named AP All-American

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Wisconsin senior center Frank Kaminsky was named, unanimously I might add, to the AP All-America first team for 2014-2015. Just one more monster accomplishment this year for Kaminsky, who is putting together one of the finest careers of any Wisconsin basketball player in history. Frank the Tank is averaging 18.7 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists on the season while shooting 54.9% from the field. He leads the country in excellent dance moves which is not usually taken into account when these teams are selected, but certainly didn't hurt Kaminsky's chances. In yet one more thing at which the B1G is better than the SEC, joining football and Final Four participants, the best conference in the land had two players on the first team compared to the SEC's one. Freshman D'Angelo Russell of Ohio State joined Kaminsky in receiving this honor, while freshman Jahlil Okafor of Duke, senior Jerian Grant of Notre Dame and junior Willie Cauley-Stein of Kentucky round out the best five players in America.

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Video: Sam Dekker has a history of awesome three-pointers

Burying Arizona with a dagger of a three-pointer on Saturday night was not the first time Sam "Cold As Ice" Dekker ruined another team's night with his heroics. Way back in high school, Dekker won Sheboygan Lutheran's first state title by nailing a three, as time wound down, over another helpless defender's outstretched arms. Thanks to Jason Dean (@the_dean) for putting together this nice little video with the two together. So, don't feel too bad about this Arizona. Precedent had already been set.

March Madness: TV schedule, open thread for Sunday

Can the collection of great coaches in Sunday's games produce another exciting pair of finishes like we saw on Saturday?

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Watch the Badgers celebrate their Final Four berth

The Wisconsin Badgers are back in the Final Four, and they celebrated in fashion after defeating Arizona on Saturday. But as Josh Gasser and the rest of the team said after the win, they're not just happy to be back in the Final Four -- they want a win.

UW back in Final Four after beating Arizona again

Once again, a win over Arizona gives Wisconsin a shot at Kentucky in the Final Four.

Revisiting the Badgers' road to the Final Four

Our writers discuss Sam Dekker's emergence, what's made this team so fun to watch this season and the biggest question -- can Wisconsin beat Kentucky?

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Re-live Sam Dekker's dagger of a three-pointer

Re-watch Wisconsin forward Sam Dekker's cold-blooded three-pointer with 19 seconds left in the Badgers' 85-78 victory over...and over...and over again (h/t to WIsconsin athletics' own Brian Mason for the find and Vine user Kiop).

Current, former Badgers react to Final Four berth

Many famous Wisconsin alumni are celebrating after Saturday night's Elite Eight victory over Arizona.

Badgers take down Arizona, return to Final Four

After a dominant second-half performance against the Arizona Wildcats, the Wisconsin Badgers are back in the Final Four.

GAME THREAD: #1 Wisconsin vs. #2 Arizona

The anticipated rematch of last season's regional final out west actually came true. Though the seeds are reversed, both Wisconsin and Arizona are much improved.

Arizona preview: Analyzing main contributors

After beating North Carolina in the Sweet 16 the Wisconsin Badgers face the Arizona Wildcats in a rematch of last seasons West Regional Final. Arizona advanced after beating the number six seed in Xavier. Tip-off is set for 5:09 PM CST on TBS.

Arizona Q&A: B5Q grills Arizona Desert Swarm

Wisconsin is one win away from the returning to the Final Four, but standing in its way is a motivated Arizona team. Buckle up for another classic on Saturday evening.

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Listen: Sam Dekker talks with SVP & Russillo on ESPN Radio

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The junior forward jumped on board ESPN's SVP & Russillo show Friday afternoon to talk about the tough game against North Carolina, whether the criticism of him needing to take control of the game more often is warranted and previewing the match-up against Arizona on Saturday.

Video: Nigel Hayes on the Dan Patrick Show

Did Nigel Hayes know the mic was on during Wednesday's press conference? He told Dan Patrick Friday morning

March Madness: TV schedule, open thread for Friday

The NCAA tournament field will be pared down to eight by the end of the night. Will any cinderellas emerge from the wacky half of the bracket?

Sam Dekker powers UW past UNC, into Elite Eight

The Wisconsin Badgers are one step closer to the Final Four after a riveting 79-72 win over the North Carolina Tar Heels in Los Angeles.

Final: Wisconsin 79, North Carolina 72

The top-seeded Badgers took a hot North Carolina team's best shot, but emerged with an impressive 79-72 victory to continue its dream season.

GAME THREAD: #1 Wisconsin vs. #4 North Carolina

Beating North Carolina is a tall task which requires Wisconsin to step its game up another notch tonight in Los Angeles. We might even see the return of Traevon Jackson.

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UNC has no chance now!

J.J. Watt got his hands on Wisconsin's dumb new March Madness shorts and some cheap, knock-off jersey -- HE'S PLAYING TONIGHT! UNC HAS NO CHANCE!

UW-UNC preview: Matchups to watch, prediction

Wisconsin is set to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels in the Sweet 16 on Thursday at 6:47 p.m. on TBS. The Badgers are favored by six.

Kobe Bryant tweets well wishes to Badgers

The NBA great exchanged a pleasantry with Badgers basketball on Twitter.

Badgers await Tar Heels after week of travel

A loose but focused Wisconsin team, traveling between Omaha, Madison and Los Angeles in a matter of 24 hours, is ready to face a fast-paced North Carolina squad.

MIR Podcast: Sweet 16 preview, first weekend recap

The Men In Red also preview the Sweet 16 matchup against UNC, give J.P. Tokoto hot takes and even have a little bit of statistical analysis in there as well.

What if J.P. Tokoto became a Badger instead?

Reminiscing about how junior J.P. Tokoto wound up at North Carolina and what effect it has had on Wisconsin since then.