The bracket is filled with 68 names, yet the NCAA tournament may seem a bit empty to University of Wisconsin men’s basketball fans.
For the first time since 1998, the field doesn’t include the Badgers.
If you’ve reached the acceptance part of the grieving process, consider taking the next step: bandwagon jumping.
We’re here to help with that process. There are plenty of coaches, players and teams to root for in a UW-less Big Dance, including several options in a South region that is filled with Wisconsin flavor.
Here are nine teams – not to mention an entire conference – that will gladly accept more fans in their cheering section.