Thursday, March 26, 2015

Wisconsin Elite Eight Facts

Wisconsin defeated North Carolina 79-72 to advance to the Elite Eight.

Wisconsin is in their 6th Elite Eight and their 2nd consecutive.  It is the first time in school history that Wisconsin has been in the Elite Eight in consecutive years.  This is the 9th consecutive year that there has been at least one repeat Elite Eight team.

They are 3-2 in their previous 5 appearances.
  • Defeated Dartmouth 51-50 in 1941
  • Lost to CCNY 70-56 in 1947
  • Defeated Purdue 64-60 in 2000
  • Lost to North Carolina 88-82 in 2005
  • Defeated Arizona 64-63 in 2014 in OT
Wisconsin's Elite Eight is Bo Ryan's 3rd Elite Eight, all of them with Wisconsin.

Wisconsin's appearance makes it 4 consecutive years that a Big Ten team has been in the Elite Eight.  There have been 7 Big Ten teams in the Elite Eight over the last 4 years.  (Michigan State could make it 8.)  The four straight years is the most since 2003 when there was a Big Ten team in the Elite Eight for 5 straight.


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