Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 12/11/12
MADISON, Wis. For the past decade, Wisconsin's basketball program playing in the NCAA Tournament has been as much a certainty as death and taxes although the Badgers were significantly more fun. If you were a Wisconsin fan, you could count on your team winning eight or nine of its first 10 nonconference games on its way to another top-four finish in the Big Ten and a 20-win season with coach Bo Ryan manning the sideline. And every March, you could cozy up to the nearest television on Selection Sunday with full confidence the Badgers were headed to the big dance. Unfortunately, nothing in life lasts forever. Not even Wisconsin's swing offense and pesky defense crushing the wills of opposing teams on a regular basis. Despite maintaining the same basic principles of all Ryan-led teams, something is missing at Wisconsin this year. As a result, the Badgers' streak of 14 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances could be in serious jeopardy, with the team potentially headed for its worst ...
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