The Wisconsin Basketball program has a long and rich history in the NCAA. Here are the four best player to ever suit up for the Badgers.
As the Wisconsin basketball team is preparing for the 2018-19 season by hitting the weight room and the gym this summer, we have to find a way to make it through this slow offseason. One way to do that is to examine the history of the program, including the Mount Rushmore of Wisconsin’s basketball teams.
This Mount Rushmore could consist of coaches, instead, it only pertains to the four best and/or most impactful players in the program’s history. These four guys are the pillars of Wisconsin basketball.
Wisconsin’s history has been very up and down and was mostly down until the late 1990’s. From 1947 to 1993, they failed to make the NCAA tournament at all. They cycled through coaches during that time and could never land one who found consistent success.
Dick Bennett then took over in 1995 and set the Badgers up for a historic run of NCAA tournament appearances. From 1998 through 2017, Wisconsin made the NCAA tournament every year. That included three trips to the Final Four and one appearance in the National Championship game.
Even though that streak came to an end last season, Wisconsin should be able to bounce back in 2019. Regardless, let’s examine the Mount Rushmore of Wisconsin basketball through the years.