Badgers fans were getting anxious all across the country when the first two brackets of the 2009 NCAA Tournament field were revealed Sunday and Wisconsin wasn't listed. However, four selections into the East Region, there it was... No. 5 Florida State vs. No. 12 Wisconsin in Boise, Idaho.
A roar went up inside the Nicholas Suites at the Kohl Center where the Wisconsin men's basketball team had gathered to learn its postseason fate. After putting together a solid 19-12 season against one of the nation's toughest schedule, some experts were questioning whether or not the Badgers had done enough to warrant a bid. According the NCAA Tournament Selection Commitee, the answer is yes.
UWBadgers.com had a video camera in the room when Wisconsin was selected and then got reaction from Coach Ryan, Marcus Landry and Joe Krabbenhoft afterwards.
Check out the relief excitement on the faces of the Badgers.