Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 11/16/14
MADISON, Wis. NCAA tournament games will continue this week, and for most college basketball fans, it serves as a delightful reminder of why this is the greatest month in sports. For Wisconsin basketball fans, it serves as a painful reminder the Badgers are no longer participating and therefore can't possibly be considered the greatest month in sports anymore. The season is over. Wisconsin lost 57-46 to Ole Miss in a round-of-64 game on Friday that typified the Badgers' entire season. Good defense. Bad offense. It marked just the second time in Badgers coach Bo Ryan's 12 seasons that his team failed to make it out of the first game of the big dance. Some want to suggest Ryan has lost his touch, that his style of play will never lead to a Final Four berth. Only once have the Badgers reached the Elite Eight during his tenure. But this year's team also was painfully flawed. The Badgers weren't athletically gifted enough to create open shots, and they simply didn't make enough shots to...
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