MADISON — Two of the worst shooting performances of Bronson Koenig's career have come at Madison Square Garden. But the senior point guard for the University of Wisconsin men's basketball team also has some good memories from the historic venue in New York that will host an NCAA tournament Sweet 16 game between the Badgers (27-9) and Florida (26-8) on Friday night. In three games at Madison Square Garden over the past two seasons, Koenig has shot 33.3 percent overall from the field (13-for-39) and 23.8 percent from 3-point range (5-for-21).
Lamont Paris was skimming a media packet containing University of Wisconsin men's basketball facts and statistics Friday when one particular note caught his eye. When the associate head coach read the Badgers were the only team in the country to advance to the Sweet 16 in each of the past three seasons, he shared the tidbit with fellow assistant Joe Krabbenhoft. "We looked at each other and we just said, 'Four in a row would just be silly, wouldn't it?' " Paris said. "So we went for silly."