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Madison Wisconsin State Journal (Newspaper) - April 6, 2015, Madison, Wisconsin Wisconsin a Puli if monday april 6, 2015 j Mcaa menus basketball championship i badgers 36-3 is. Duke 34-4 a 8 18 . Sch. 3tonight badgers seek first National title in 74 year matchup us has Chance to atone for dec. 3 Duke Lossone final test . King state journal us guard Josh Gasser leads his team onto the floor to take on no. I Kentucky saturday night in the final four semifinal at Lucas Oil stadium in Indianapolis. Us won 7164 to end the wildcats bid to become the first unbeaten National Champion since 1976. As a result Gasser a senior guard who holds Uwi Sall time records for games played and games started will help the badgers try to win their first National championship since 1941 tonight when they face Duke which handed us one of its three losses this season 80-70, on dec. 3 at the Kohl Bounce Back key for us after emotional Kentucky win Indianapolis no the University of Wisconsin did not win the Mcaa menus basketball championship saturday night. It Only Felt like it when the badgers shocked the basketball world with their 71-64 Victory Over undefeated Kentucky in a final four semifinal game. _ but now comes the hard part. The badgers must somehow regroup from the biggest Victory in Modem school history and play Duke for the real National championship tonight at Lucas Oil stadium. And they have less than 48 hours to do it. Should us need advice on How to handle the situation it need look no further than Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. In 1991, the Blue devils Tom Oates pulled off an equally shocking 79-77 semifinal Victory Over an unbeaten univ team right Here in Indianapolis then made a Quick turnaround to beat Kansas for the first of Krzyzewski a four National titles. So when coach k Speaks the badgers should listen. A it Wasny to just the Emo tion in the locker room i thought we handled that Well a Krzyzewski said sunday. A it was the emotion in the hotel where our fans were literally delirious. It was so packed and they were right next to you. They did no to think we would beat vegas. We were the ones who thought we could beat although Dukes Christian laettner Bobby Hurley and Grant Hill did it successfully Back then Krzyzewski said its hard for col lege players to turn the Page and move on after such a monumental Victory. A when you win a final four game no matter who you beat its huge a Krzyzewski said. A and we re All human beings. You have to fight human nature of wanting to stay in that moment for a Little bit longer before moving on to the next moment. I think for both teams the team that moves on the Best and the quickest will have a Little bit of an the badgers insist that will be them even though there was bedlam in the lobby of their team hotel when they got Back from the Arena. The players immediately went to the Mezzanine area which was roped off but still found a Way to participate in the Celebration. Please see Oates Page a3 ill badgers bang Home Bac. A ass Quot a a a a a extra read the full state journal Story from the badgers 1941 National championship win and follow live coverage of tonight s title game is. Duke at a 74 Yawn ago a look Back at the state journal s Story about Uwi a 1941 title. A3 a global Impact badgers fans flock from As far away As saudi Arabia for game. A3 a on Campus us officials police prepare for championship night madness. A3 a Tho rematch us Duke Are very different than when they met four months ago. Cd a no for to word leaks Early that us coach to Ryan not among those elected to the Naismith basketball Hall of Fame a a Mirror Imago Michigan state coach compares us to his 2000 title team. Is election tuesday read about Tho Madison mayors race pitting incumbent Paul Soglin against challenger Ald. Scott Resnick at go.madlson.com/mayor15 0 Hawk. Weather. Aia thickening Clouds. High 58, Low 39 comics b4 opinion ufos of a Post columnist Doug Moe profiles a 90year-ol< local writer and poet who has written a Book dedicated to her late husband local a a13 take five nation amp world a10 scoreboard c7 television obituaries a6 sports cd Wasj legals a b3 b6 pops holds pm Star Mien Wpm pm 4 Francis praises the nuclear Deal with Iran condemns religious violence in pos ceremony message i world. Ari All nil 176th year to. 176 c 7015 Wisconsin stat journal

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