The North Carolina Tar Heels defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday to reach the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament. As a result they go to Los Angeles to face the Wisconsin Badgers and try to win the West Region.
Wisconsin represents perhaps the hardest team that the Tar Heels could face, yes harder than Kentucky. Kentucky at least plays the same tempo that the Heels do. There is also game tape from earlier in the season to reference.
Wisconsin is the king of the current trends in college basketball. Slow patient basketball with grinding defense is the way of the Badger, taught by Bo Ryan himself. Ryan adds good shooting from the three point line. The Badgers therefore limit possessions in the game, hold for good shots, and try to maximize those shots.
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