The basketball season for the Wisconsin Badgers is officially over after losing to Oregon in the first round of the NCAA tournament Friday.
I just want to be totally clear here for everybody. This my reaction for all of you as soon as I was able to give it to you all. Was it easy to stomach? No. Am I happy? Absolutely not, but we can get into all of that later.
Right now, I just want to say thank you to Ethan Happ and the other seniors and everybody else who poured their hearts and souls into this program. Today was a crushing day. There’s no doubt. (RELATED: The March Madness Bracket Has Been Released)
I’m sitting here right now after watching that game, and I’m literally at a loss for words. Despite all our problems this season, I still thought my Badgers had the juice to make some noise today.
I was wrong, and that’s something I’ll just have to carry with me. This isn’t easy. I expect excellence, and I expect results.
The Badger fandom got neither today. Again, we can dig into that later. I know people will be calling for Greg Gard to be fired. I’d encourage them to slow down. Until I hear of a better option, I suggest we let the man keep getting to work.
Just know this Wisconsin nation, I am just as upset as all of you and we will figure this out. I can promise you that. The phone calls are already being made. Today was brutal. There’s no question, but now it’s up to us to make sure it never happens again.