Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 3/20/12
MADISON, Wis. Bo Ryan tries to remain insulated from peripheral discussion about his Wisconsin basketball team, but he's perceptive enough to understand the pulse of a fan base. When the season began in October, the Badgers' coach heard from folks who thought this year's team might stink like a pigpen. So what, they said, if Wisconsin was ranked No. 15 in the preseason polls? Wasn't that based on last year's team that lost three starters? Aside from point guard Jordan Taylor, who could actually score enough points for Wisconsin to remain competitive? Perhaps that's why those same people, Ryan said, have come to love all that the Badgers have accomplished this season. "What they're doing," Ryan said, "with what experience they had coming in, and where we were at a certain point in the season, more people are in love with this team. When I say that meaning, (they) are really pulling for this team because of the fact that they kind of said, 'We didn't think you were that good.' We...
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