KANSAS CITY - Friday morning, the Badgers begin their Dance. Wisconsin takes on Mississippi. The game tips off at 11:10 a.m.
Badgers are the #5 seed in the West Region. Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan has led the Badgers to the Sweet 16 the last two seasons.
Mississippi averages nearly 80 points per game, while Wisconsin defensively only giving up just under 60 per game.
Most think Wisconsin's style of play is slow. The Badgers don't believe it, and don't care.
"Everybody is super concerned with how we play," says Badger senior forward Mike Bruesewitz. "'We might be the slowest team in the country.' We don't get too concerned about that. We work to get good shots. On the defensive end, we make work and make sure the other team doesn't get good shots."
MERRILL - A Northwoods school pulled off a big surprise on Friday to honor a few veterans. After months of planning, students and staff at Kate Goodrich Elementary got to see the payoff of all their hard work.
"It was like kind of overwhelming," said Wolfgang Lenk.
Lenk, Todd Annis, and Randy Perry had no idea they would be the guests of honor.
"To see all these kids and knowing how hard they worked selling all this, and now your name comes up that you're one of the three recipients, it was awesome," said Annis.
RHINELANDER - A scoop of frozen custard goes down pretty well on a humid day like the Northwoods saw Friday. Rhinelander's Associated Bank made grabbing a scoop an easy way to help others.
Culver's set up a mobile custard stand outside the new bank building on the corner of Lincoln Street and Oneida Avenue from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fifty cents from every $2.50 cup sold went to Associated Bank's Children's Miracle Network fund.
The bank is hoping to raise $500 through its fundraisers for CMN this month.
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