Re: March 29 NCAA Tournament Elite 8: Florida vs Dayton, Arizona vs Wisconsin
Arizona vs Wisconsin:
The Wildcats (33-4) have not advanced out of the regional in Anaheim in three previous tries, dating to 1998. With eight weeks at No. 1 and 21 straight victories during the season, they want to deliver for Miller, who has restored the program's luster in his five years.
"What we have done during the season has validated how good we are," said 7-foot center Kaleb Tarczewski, who was in foul trouble in their semifinal comeback win over San Diego State.
The Badgers (29-7) haven't been to a Final Four since 2000, shortly before Ryan took over in Madison. They've reached just one regional final during 13 straight trips to the NCAA tournament, making it every year since Ryan assumed control of a program where he was an assistant from 1976-85.
He turned 69 earlier this week, and the team is feeling a sense of urgency to deliver for a coach, who in the words of guard Josh Gasser, is "getting up there."
-- Associated Press