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Badgers get 3 seed in NCAA tourney, will face Colgate Friday


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It’s time to dance.

The Wisconsin Badgers found out during Sunday’s selection show that they will make their 26th NCAA Tournament appearance this season as a 3-seed in the Midwest Region.

Wisconsin’s first game will be 8:50 p.m. CT Friday on TBS against 14-seed Colgate in Milwaukee. The Badgers and Raiders have met once before, when Wisconsin puled out a 68-41 home win in 2011.

Wisconsin’s run in the Big Ten Tournament wasn’t much more impressive, as they got bounced by Tom Izzo and Michigan State in the quarterfinals on Friday.

Greg Gard’s team is expecting star Johnny Davis to be good to go in the NCAA Tournament. Davis returned to play against Michigan State after exiting the Nebraska game with an injury.

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.

You can catch all of the action leading up to the Final Four on CBS and Turner Sports.