Wisconsin Takes Down Overall No. 1 Villanova

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The Badgers have won more NCAA Tournament games over the past three years (11) than any other program and are the only team to reach the Sweet 16 in each of those seasons.

A look at some interesting things in Thursday's opening round the NCAA Tournament. No champion has repeated since Florida in 2007.

"They are similar in a lot of ways with their pack-line defense, their physicality", Wright said.

Since 2010, No. 1 or 2 seeds are 113-24 vs. teams seeded No. 7 or lower, with Villanova responsible for four of those 24 losses. "We're not going to define ourselves that way, but we do get it".

The Mount St. Mary's players wear warmups with "Mayhem" written on the back, and they caused quite a commotion in the early going.

"But I like our matchup", Showalter said.

SC head coach Frank Martin shouts to his team during the first half against Marquette in a first-round game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Greenville, S.C., Friday, March 17, 2017. "I have a bunch of Bucknell guys I played basketball with and we have a text thread that we stay on to follow the games". "We have two rooms in the hotel and one room is for studying".

Wojciechowski said his team could not match the Gamecocks' physicality in the second half.

A No. 16 seed has never beaten a No. 1 seed and Mount Saint Mary's Junior Robinson has an interesting take on it. "I actually came up here and went fishing".

"He's done that throughout the year", UW coach Greg Gard said. He seemed okay when i talked to him more than a couple days. Tabbed as the team to beat - well, at least one of them - Villanova's players and coaches knew anything less than a return to the Final Four would be looked at as failure.

Bonzie Colson of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish reacts after drawing a foul on a basket against the Duke Blue Devils during a championship game on March 11, 2017. East Tennessee State later this evening.

"It's kind of felt the same", senior forward Reggie Upshaw said.

Koenig, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, made headlines this year for protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock. "But when you have guys who can do several things, it makes it more hard". "I didn't want to just get there and take care of my parents for a year or two".

So the two upsets (judging by the spread) weren't really upsets, and neither were the two wins by lower-seeded teams.

Trust the Vegas experts when it's time to pick your brackets. People see it as David versus Goliath, all that type of stuff.

"It would be nice to be back in a place that we know". We think we belong here.

"We fought as hard as we could", Leday said.

SALT LAKE CITY - Jordan Mathews scored 16 points and pulled down five rebounds to lead No. 1 seed Gonzaga to a 66-46 win over South Dakota State in a NCAA Tournament First Round game. Then Koenig missed a shot. And we were excited and giddy and felt like we were playing with house money. We trap more, we press more.

The Villanova Wildcats are 10-0 in their last 10 games against the Big Ten.