College men's basketball: Badgers to stay in-state, face Colgate in NCAA tournament

The game at Fiserv Forum will tip off at 8:50 p.m. on Friday.

NCAA Basketball: Wisconsin at Northwestern
Wisconsin Badgers guard Johnny Davis (1) reacts after making a three point basket against the Northwestern Wildcats during the first half Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Illinois.
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MADISON — The University of Wisconsin men's basketball team earned a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Badgers will play No. 14 seed Colgate at 8:50 p.m. on Friday at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee.

The Badgers will have the opportunity to play the winner of No. 6 LSU and No. 11 Iowa State in the second round followed by a chance to play in Chicago for the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight.

The Badgers have played Colgate once. UW beat the Raiders 68-41 in November 2011.

UW won a share of the Big Ten regular-season title by defeating Purdue on March 1 but lost to Nebraska in its regular-season finale March 6.

The Badgers' trip to Indianapolis for the Big Ten tournament was short-lived. No. 7 seed Michigan State defeated second-seeded UW 69-63 in Friday's quarterfinals.


UW is joined by eight other Big Ten teams in the NCAA Tournament.


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