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March Madness 2015

Traevon Jackson plans to play vs. North Carolina

Traevon Jackson was limited in practice on Tuesday but plans to play in Thursday's Sweet 16 game against the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Sam Dekker's success shouldn't be defined by stats

After going through a tough early stretch in his junior season, Sam Dekker's perseverance has helped the Badgers find success in a season filled with high expectations.

So just how far has Wisconsin basketball come?

The bulk of the NCAA tournament is still to be played, but the Badgers' effort in Thursday's Sweet 16 game could be program-altering.

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Frank Kaminsky met Will Ferrell in Los Angeles

After landing in Los Angeles for the Sweet 16, the Badgers began taking advantage of a few days off before Thursday's game with North Carolina. How do a few Franks kill some time in LA? Apparently, we'll find out on Access Hollywood on Wednesday night. Kaminsky said he was "nervous as I've ever been in my entire life" before meeting Ferrell.

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Sweet 16 foes Tokoto, Koenig, Dekker in high school

Here's a photo of (left to right) North Carolina junior forward J.P. Tokoto alongside Wisconsin sophomore guard Bronson Koenig and forward Sam Dekker in high school together. As you're bound to hear this week as previews for UNC-UW heat up before Thursday night's game, all three played high school ball in Wisconsin -- Tokoto in Menomonee Falls, Koenig in La Crosse and Dekker in Sheboygan. Tokoto, of course, chose to pass up the Badgers for the Tar Heels. Still, this is a pretty stacked trio of former teammates for the Wisconsin Playground Warriors AAU team.

Latest NCAA tournament MOP odds released

On Tuesday, Bovada sportsbook promoted some of its most recently updated Sweet 16 odds, including the favorites to win the NCAA tournament's Most Outstanding Player of the Year award:

Updated NCAA tourney odds favor Kentucky, Arizona

The Badgers are still in the thick of things, national championship-wise, but are they even the favorites to make it out of their own region?

Roundtable: How does Wisconsin matchup with UNC?

What problems does North Carolina pose for Wisconsin? We asked our writers.

Badgers muscle past Ducks to Sweet 16

The Wisconsin Badgers are headed to the Sweet 16 after surviving a stellar effort from the Oregon Ducks.

Wisconsin draws North Carolina in Sweet 16

The Badgers will face the Tar Heels at approximately 6:47 p.m. CT Thursday in Los Angeles.

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Aaron Rodgers tweets he'll be in L.A. for Sweet 16

This is unofficial confirmation that noted Wisconsin Badgers fan Aaron Rodgers will be in attendance for UW's Sweet 16 game vs. North Carolina in Los Angeles on Thursday. Rodgers has done this before.

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GIF: Barry gives thumbs-up on Sweet 16 berth

It's that time of the year: TV cameras catch a glimpse of Barry Alvarez at the NCAA tournament providing a made-for-the-GIFs reaction. Wash, rinse, re-GIF. Oh, and Wisconsin advanced to the Sweet 16 after holding off Oregon.

Wisconsin outlasts Oregon, advances to Sweet 16

Oregon provided some excitement in its attempt to exact revenge on Wisconsin, but the Ducks ultimately fall short of their upset bid. Now the Badgers are back in the Sweet 16.

Oregon Q&A: B5Q grills Addicted to Quack

For the second year in a row, a Sweet 16 berth is on the line when Wisconsin faces Oregon in the tournament. Our Duck friends help us get to know the new faces on Dana Altman's squad.

TV schedule, open thread for Sunday's games

The NCAA tournament rolls on into Sunday, when we'll see Wisconsin-Oregon, Virginia-Michigan State and more.

Deja vu for Wisconsin, Oregon in NCAA tournament

Wisconsin and Oregon meet once again with their NCAA tournament lives on the line.

Oregon preview: Matchups, x-factors, prediction

After cruising to a solid second-round victory over Coastal Carolina, Wisconsin will be on alert as a hungry Oregon team which narrowly beat Oklahoma State will try to lay the upset on the top-seeded Badgers.

March Madness: Saturday open thread, TV schedule

The NCAA tournament rolls into the weekend.

Wisconsin blows past Coastal Carolina, gets Oregon

The Badgers are moving on after an impressive performance in the NCAA tournament's opening round.

UW routs Coastal Carolina to advance in Omaha

Kaminsky, Dekker and Hayes play huge roles in overwhelming the Chanticleers Friday evening

UW not taking Coastal Carolina lightly

The Wisconsin Badgers are looking forward to beginning what they hope is another deep NCAA tournament run.

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Video: Wisconsin stays loose with 'Badger Kart'

In the latest example of why college basketball tournaments are the best things ever, this is how the Wisconsin Badgers stayed loose while waiting for Friday's opening-round game against Coastal Carolina: go karts, with UW's ace video squad amping the whole thing up with the legendary Mario Kart score. Sophomore guard Zak Showalter won the race, but not surprisingly, it was senior center Frank Kaminsky who stole the show with his choice of attire for the post-race "interview."

Traevon Jackson out Friday, likely Sunday

Wisconsin Badgers senior point guard Traevon Jackson still isn't ready to return.

March Madness: Friday open thread, TV schedule

The Madness continues on Friday, and we'll finally get to see Wisconsin back on the court.

March Madness: Thursday open thread, TV schedule

Here we go -- the best day of the year. The NCAA tournament really gets underway on the first Thursday of March Madness (apologies, First Four participants), and that's today.

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Frank Kaminsky 1 of 4 Naismith Trophy finalists

As expected, Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky is a finalist for the Naismith College Player of the Year award. He joins Kentucky big man Willie Cauley-Stein, Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor and Notre Dame guard Jerian Grant. You can read the full release here, but you know how this should go... #BeFrank.

Who can stop Wisconsin in the West?

On talent alone, the West feels like a chalky bracket. Thank heavens for inconsistency.

T-Rank: East, South regional previews

NCAA tournament prediction for the East and South regions: madness.

T-Rank: West region preview

Where Arizona and Wisconsin seem fated for an epic rematch.

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Obama picks Arizona over UW in Elite Eight

President Obama has Wisconsin losing to Arizona in the Elite Eight in his bracket, which was just revealed on ESPN this morning. It looks like he even first had the Badgers losing to North Carolina in the Sweet 16, but later changed his mind? I don't know, his bracket's kinda messy. Pencil first, Barack! Or just use Yahoo, damn.

Big Ten-centric NCAA tournament preview

Speaking of weaknesses, how did Wisconsin lose to Rutgers in a game of men's college basketball in the year 2015? This will haunt me forever.

MIR Episode 4: Jon and Drew talk tourneys

It's all March Madness all the time this week on The Men In Red Show! Big Ten tournament recaps and NCAA Tournament previews and even a little PSA on ticket scalping.