The 2013, the Wisconsin Badgers basketball team traveled south to Chicago, IL for the Big Ten Basketball Tournament. As the 4th overall seed, they faced 5th seeded Michigan in the first round. The Badgers defeated Michigan 68-59 on March 15, 2013 in a hard fought win. Here Frank Kaminsky (44) competes for a rebound against Michigan's Mitch McGary (4) & Nik Stauskas (11).
Ryan Evans (5) goes up for a contested layup against a stout Wolverine Defense. Evans would go on lead the Badgers with 6 assists in the contest.
Michigan guard, Tim Hardaway Jr. looks for help from the officials late in the game, as the tide had turned in favor of the Badgers. Despite the loss, the wolverines advanced all the way to the National Championship in 2013.
Wisconsin's win over Michigan set up a date with the number one seed Indian Hoosiers on March 16, 2013. Despite being underdogs, the Badgers fought their way to a 68-56 victory. Ryan Evans (5) led the Badgers in both points and rebounds in the game.
Senior forward Mike Bruesewitz (31) celebrates with teammates as the Badgers pull ahead late in the second half and secure themselves a shot at the championship.
After one of his best games of the season, Ryan Evans still took time to meet young Badger fans following the win over the Hoosiers.
The Championship pitted the Badgers against the number 2 seeded Ohio State Buckeyes. Here, Buckeye coach Thad Matta jumps out of the path of a sliding George Marshall.
Senior Guard, Dan Fahey cheers on his teammates as the Badgers made a late push to tie the game in the waining minutes of the second half.
A heartbroken Traevon Jackson walks back to the bench following a 50-43 defeat at the hands of the Buckeyes. A disapointing end to three wild days in Chicago.