Welcome to the Pit. Over 15,000 seats. 5,000 feet in elevation. And one of the loudest arenas in the country. The Pit can be one of the most intimidating places to play in the nation, except, that is, when New Mexico isn't playing there. In that case it's just a really nice venue for some good hoops. Here's the early session on Thursday.
Wisconsin (4) vs Montana (13)
How they got here: Wisconsin (24-9) lost three starting seniors from last year's team. All were at least 6'6, and all could hit the three. But they returned All-Everything Jordan Taylor and that was enough to get them to a 12-6 conference record, which was one game worse than last year. And they ended up with the same seed in the NCAA Tournament. Along the way they never dropped a game to a team outside of Ken Pomeroy's top-100. They beat Ohio State, Purdue, and Indiana twice.
Montana (25-6) almost lost their coach to Fresno State, but he returned citing "unfinished business." They...