Disturbing losses: Nov. 29, at Wake Forest, 91-88; Jan. 21, home vs. North Dakota State, 62-55; Feb. 4, at Purdue, 70-62.
Scouting report: The Badgers led the Big Ten in fewest turnovers per game (11.5). They also had a school-record 370 offensive rebounds during the regular season.
Little-known fact: In five years under Coach Bo Ryan, the Badgers are 87-6 when leading at halftime.
No. 10 Northern Iowa
Location: Cedar Falls.
Conference: Missouri Valley.
Against tournament field: 6-4.
Away from home: 11-6.
In last 10 games: 5-5.
Impressive victories: Dec. 6, Iowa, 67-63; Dec. 19, at Louisiana State, 54-50; Jan. 5, at Wichita State, 75-61, Feb. 18., home vs. Bucknell, 65-61(OT).
Disturbing losses: Jan. 11, Creighton, 55-52; Feb. 14, at Indiana State, 61-60; Mar. 4, home vs. Southern Illinois, 55-46 (OT).
Top players: Sr., Ben Jacobson, G, 14.2 ppg, 3.9 rpg.; Jr., Grant Stout, F, 12.1 ppg., 8.9 rpg.; Sr., Eric Coleman, C, 11.7 ppg., 7.1 rpg.
Scouting report: The Panthers held opponents to 55 points or fewer nine times, but they finished fifth in the conference standings and lost five of their last seven games.
Little-known fact: Northern Iowa was founded in 1876 as the Iowa State Normal School. It was also known as the Iowa State Techers College and then the State College of Iowa before adopting its current name in 1967.