Badgers Earn 3 Seed in NCAA Tournament

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin men’s basketball team received the No. 3 seed in the Midwest Region and will face 14-seeded Colgate in the first round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament on Friday in Milwaukee. The game time, venue and TV designation will be announced later.

The Badgers are making their 26th trip to the Big Dance overall and are one of five schools to appear in 22 of the last 23 NCAA tournaments.

Wisconsin and Colgate have met once before, when the Badgers pulled out a 68-41 home win in 2011. Wisconsin has faced two Patriot League opponents in the NCAA Tournament, defeating Bucknell, 71-62, in the second round of the 2005 Tournament and knocking off American, 75-35, in the opening round of the 2014 Tournament in Milwaukee.

Wisconsin is 39-24 (.619) all-time in the NCAA tournament, reaching four Final Fours and 10 Sweet 16s. The Badgers have made the Sweet 16 in six of the last 10 NCAA tournaments, reaching the NCAA tournament’s second weekend in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 during that stretch.

The winner of the first-round matchup will face the winner of a game between No. 6 seed LSU and No. 11 seed Iowa State in the round of 32 on Sunday.