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Badgers earn a No. 1 seed in NCAA Tournament

The Badgers jumped into the top four, earning a No. 1 seed on Selection Sunday.

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The Wisconsin Badgers have earned a No. 1 seed and the No. 3 overall seed in the 2023 NCAA Tournament, the committee announced on Selection Sunday.

Coming into the weekend ranked at No. 5 in the AVCA Rankings, the Badgers swept the No. 1 Nebraska Cornhuskers in a dominant victory, which was good enough to catapult them into the top four.

The bigger surprise was that Wisconsin jumped Pittsburgh for the No. 3 overall seed, placing them in the upper right region, where they’ll face Jackson State in the first round.

The Badgers have some familiar faces in their region, as Purdue and Penn State earned the No. 3 and No. 5 seed in the upper right region as well.

Wisconsin is guaranteed to host the first and second rounds at the UW Field House, and it could be even more, should they win.

The top four seeds were Nebraska, Stanford, Wisconsin, and Pittsburgh, respectively.

Here is the overall bracket.