DANNIKA LEWIS, REPORTING: What's a big game without
a pep rally? Tonight.
Badger fans get behind their team.
the best way they know how.
-- MICHELLE --
I'M MICHELLE LI.
WISCONSIN MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM STARTS NCAA TOURNAMENT
BUT THE CELEBRATIONS STARTED TONIGHT.
THE NIGHT TEAM'S DANNIKA LEWIS.
IS IN MILWAUKEE ON BADGER PATROL.
DANNIKA LEWIS: As the team preps.
The Badgers take on the Eagles of American tomorrow
and I don't know if these fans are ready.
NATS - pep rally
JEAN TENUTA: 0521 Badger fans travel well.
AND IT HELPS WHEN IT'S ALL RIGHT DOWN THE INTERSTATE.
MATT BALDAUF: 0755 It's like a home, home court
advantage for them, so that will be awesome.
NATS - pep rally
NATS - music
NATS - cheerleaders
AND DO WE EVEN HAVE TO MENTION.
NATS - Bucky
JEAN TENUTA: 0357 I set aside the whole month of
March for March Madness.
I go every year, and as far as they go, that's where
IT'S ON WISCONSIN ON THE COURT AND ON STAGE AT THE
A CREW HOPING FOR MORE THAN THE FIRST ROUND FINISH
THEY GOT LAST YEAR.
KENT WUEBBEN: 0200 Fingers crossed, Final Four.
MATT BALDAUF: 0734 They have a good team this year,
so they have as good a chance as anybody.
It's March Madness.
BUT IF YOU'RE PRO-BO.
JEAN TENUTA: 0532 Aren't you anti-American? Why?
KENT WUEBBEN: 0215 Doesn't that make you anti-American?
We were trying to figure out where is American University?
Are we unpatriotic or what? 23
KATIE EGGERT AND MATT BALDAUF: 0821 How do you feel
about being called anti-American just for one day?
No no not at all.
It might be worth it for Bucky though.
It might be worth it for Bucky.
DANNIKA LEWIS: Tip off right is around the corner
from the Milwaukee Theater.
at the Bradley Center.
And you can bet these fans here hope the energy from
this place makes its way onto the court and pushes
the Badgers all the way through the bracket.
For WISC News 3, I'm Dannika Lewis.