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Surprise story

Not many gave Wisconsin, a team that finished the regular season with 13 losses, a chance entering the NCAA tournament. Playing off its strength, stifling defense, Wisconsin is looking for its first title since 1941. With pictures from Sports Illustrated photographers, CNNSI.com spotlights the Cinderella Badgers.

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John W. McDonough
The Badgers are a product of coach Dick Bennett's old-school basketball philosophy of slowing the flow of the game and cashing in on opportunities.

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