-- EMILY --
IT BEGAN ON A NOVEMBER FRIDAY NIGHT IN SOUTH DAKOTA.
AND ENDED ON AN APRIL SATURDAY NIGHT IN NORTH TEXAS
AT THE FINAL FOUR.
THE BADGER MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM HAS AN INDCREDIBLE
SORRY FANS, I'M GONNA SHOW HIGHLIGHTS OF LAST NIGHTS
THE BADGERS JUMP OUT STRONG.
TREVON JACKSON GETS INTO EARLY FOUL TROUBLE.
SO BRONSON KOENIG -- THE FRESHMAN GETTING BIG MINUTES.
HE PROVED HE HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE AT WISCONSIN.
AND KENTUCKY ISN;T THE ONLY TEAM THAT GETS GOOD FRESHMAN
KENTUCKYS JUILIUS RANDLE MAKES A BIG STATEMENT AT
THE END OF THE HALF.
WISCONSIN LEADS 40 TO 36
THE WILDCATS MAKE A BIG RUN TO START THE SECOND.
BUT THE BADGERS KEEP BATTLING.
FRANK KAMINSKY ONLY HAD 8 POINTS BUT HE TIES THE GAME
LAST 16 SECONDS NOW.
WE ARE TIED AT 71...TREVON JACKSON IS FOULED SHOOTING
SO HE GETS THREE FREE THROWS HE MISSES THE FIRST.
THIS MIGHT BE INJURY TO INSULT TO THE BADGERS.
WISCONSIN WAS 19 FOR 20 ON FREE THROWS IN THE GAME.
THAT 95 PERCENT SET AN NCAA TOURNAMENT AND FINAL FOUR
JACKSON MAKES THE NEXT TWO.
UW LEADS 73 TO 71
BUT WILDCATS FRESHMAN AARON HARRISON.
MAKE CLUTCH THREES IN THE SWEET 18, ELITE 8 AND NOW
IN THE FINAL FOUR.
HIS GO AHEAD THREE MAKES IT 74 TO 73 KENTUCKY WITH
5 POINT 7 SECONDS LEFT
JACKSON HAS WON SOME MANY GAMES IN HIS CAREER BUT
HIS FINAL SHOT COMES UP SHORT.
THE BADGERS FALL BY 1.
SPORTS DIRECTOR JAY WILSON HAS A RECAP FROM TEXAS
jay wilson: 38 games over 5 and a half months and
it comes down to a faithful 16 seconds trevon jackson
misses a free throw aaron harrison makes a shot then
jackson misses at the buzzer and Wisconsin's season
comes to an end in the national semi finals and you
can guess the great disapointment in the lockerroom
tre: i thought we had our opportunities and I didn't
finish it at the end it happens
nigel: if we would have done one more of this or one
more of that one less offensive rebound for them instead
of hugging each other we would have been celebrating
even with this great disapointment the badgers stuck
together as a team as they have all season long
we wanted to end the season on a win but we all go
each others backs and we will all be friends for the
rest of our lives
bo: I am extrememly proud of these guys, when it comes
down to a one possession game the last possessions
always seem so magnified there was 60, 70 80 possessions
in there and a lot of those ending up being the ones
the poessions that were more crucial and we just came
up one short .
and we have been on the other end of those and we
know what it is like its hard it means we are done
playing for the year.
I really love coaching this team.
I knew they had something in them it was just trying
to get it out of them at times -- it was a little
bit of a challenge at times, but they answered it
and they answered everything
duje: i def fell like this is one of the closest knit
groups ive ever been a part of it was just really
a fun group to be around and i think that is def what
contributed us to having such a successfull season
we had such great team chemistry
they are brothers to me i love these guys so much
we wanted to finish it off it sucks we didnt do it,
especially for the seniors these are guys I came in
with its really hard on us right now but a few weeks
we are gonna look back on it and see that we did already
jay wilson: this will go down as one of the greatest
seasons in wisconsin basketball history.
30 wins and a trip to the final four but as the sign
says, the road ends here does end here and soem day
it will feel really geat.
just not this day.
at At&T stadium in arlington texas jay wilson news
IT MIGHT BE HARD FOR BADGER FANS TO WATCH THE TITLE
BUT WE WILL HAVE THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME TOMORROW AT
RIGHT HERE ON CHANNEL 3
7 SEED UCONN AND 8 SEED KENTUCKY.
IF YOU ADD THE SEEDS TOGETHER.
15 IS THE HIGHEST NUMBER FOR A TITLE GAME IN HISTORY
IF YOU DON'T LIKE EITHER TEAM YOU CAN ALWAYS TUNE
IN FOR THE VIDEO MONTAGE OF THE WHOLE TOURNAMENT.
ONE SHINING MOMENT AIRS AT THE END OF THE COVERAGE-THAT;S
ALWAYS MY FAVORITE PART