In the basketball tournament, and, the past fifteen years notwithstanding, success and Wisconsin basketball in the same sentence still takes some getting used to, the better team won.
Oregon's lineup built a 14-point first-half lead draining threes and slashing to the basket, Wisconsin unwound the lead like it was a tangled yo-yo with a group of less-skilled but veteran players who have been groomed in the same system, together for 2-3 seasons. That group finished together on the floor as a team.Yes. You can see a lot of individual flash at an all-star game, or in the alley behind Cabrini Green. The columnist I'm quoting, John Canzano, correctly noted that Oregon was beaten by a better [athletic] culture. How often does the amateur establish a strong position against grandmaster, only for grandmaster to go on to win?