The elder McKie played in two NCAA Tournaments, losing as a No. 2 seed to Coppin State in 1997 and as a No. 3 seed to Richmond in 1998.
It's curious to think that a team coming off an NCAA championship could still carry around a reputation for getting bumped off early in the tournament.
"My theory, you have to beat everybody anyway to win the whole thing".
"Ranking and seeding is very subjective".
Coach Greg Gard said the Badgers need to put the Selection Sunday snub behind them. If a team is just all post game, and you're able to kind of shut down their post game, you can kind of have an easier route.
In UW's past three games, including its first-round NCAA tournament victory over Virginia Tech on Thursday, Hayes recorded three double-doubles. UW's best chance to upset top-seeded Villanova at the KeyBank Center will be to have guard Bronson Koenig hitting from the outside, center Ethan Happ operating inside and Hayes using his all-around game to fill in the blanks.
Here - not one full year after Kris Perkins inbounded to Ryan Archidiacano, who flashed upcourt and fed a trailing Perkins for the championship-winning shot - was what happened the final three times Villanova actually had the ball in its hands Saturday.
But of all of the potential upset games, Villanova and Wisconsin might be the most intriguing.
Bewitched, bothered, bewildered ... and Badgered.
There will be no repeat champion again in college basketball: Villanova was done in by a team as seasoned and as tough as it is, losing 65-62 to Wisconsin on Saturday. "We couldn't sustain that as long as we needed to and they created separation", he said.
Koenig, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, made headlines this year for protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock.
When Martin took the job five years ago, you could hear about every instruction he called out, the cavernous, 18,000-seat home arena was so empty. And on a lighter note, Brown has gotten attention for his singing, notably performing the National Anthem solo before Badgers games and also with his family group, Shades of Brown. With 8:25 left in the game, Hayes made a layup to cut the Wildcats' lead to one, but Wisconsin struggled to draw it closer. The Badgers were in good position after starting 21-3 but had a stretch of five losses in six games before rallying to reach the Big Ten championship game, where they lost to MI 71-56 on Sunday. They'll face No. 7 seed University of South Carolina in the first round Friday night in Greenville, South Carolina. We couldn't score. I think [Thursday] night, second half, our defense saved us.
The Wildcats topped the Mountaineers 76-56, sending them into the next round. That's a huge factor in so many games. Three of their players had 10 points.
Wisconsin has had an up and down season of sorts, but at the end of the day they're still playing in the NCAA Tournament. Plus, they don't have a deep bench. They are really, really solid and physical, and locked in. Just come in, play some defense, block the other team's best perimeter player or whoever that may be. It is my senior year.