Here's what Mike Lucas had to say about Wisconsin's 67-55 Big Ten Tournament semifinal loss to Michigan State on Saturday.
"Snapshot of game was taken during 2ndH poss in which Badgers missed 3, got rebound, missed another 3, got rebound, missed shot at rim. Overall they made just 2-of-19 from arc while failing to finish from close range; not a recipe for success vs anyone let alone superior Spartans"
"Other than hoisting a B10 trophy late Sunday afternoon, there are arguments for going home a day early since the penalty for losing in league tournament is not that severe if NCAA seed is already secured & unlikely to change one way or the other. As has been the case in the past"
"Anticipating Big Dance bracket is a time-honored exercise second only to evaluating whether the draw is favorable to get to the second weekend. The personality of a fresh opponent (style, tempo, etc) can be more telling to an outcome than the personnel regardless of the league"