Many will remember these Wisconsin Badgers for their last victory of the 2015 NCAA tournament, the one that ended the Wildcats' potential run to a 40-0 season.
Duke beat Wisconsin 68-63 for NCAA men's basketball title.
For Wisconsin to reach this point, it has helped to have two starters from that Duke loss, Sam Dekker and Nigel Hayes, re-emerge after being nearly invisible in that contest.
Duke, which shot 52.0 percent in its 81-61 semifinal victory over Michigan State, torched UW's defense in an 80-70 victory Dec. 3 at the Kohl Center.
The Badgers are one step away from their first NCAA title since 1941. Win or lose, it is no stretch to say Wisconsin is home to one of the nation's elite basketball programs.
Eyes wide open and running the court with pent-up energy, Sam Dekker gave Wisconsin a spark.
Kentucky's perfect season is over. Wisconsin is heading to the NCAA title game against Duke.
The Badgers didn't miss a beat when point guard Traevon Jackson went down earlier this season, thanks in large part to sophomore Bronson Koenig
Players at Kentucky, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Duke operated under the same rules on their road to the Final Four this season—except when it came to drug testing.
UW is the top offensive team in the country when it comes to points per possession.