ARLINGTON, Texas -- The scene in the Wisconsin locker room was as somber as any I can recall in more than a decade. Josh Gasser embraced teammate Evan Anderson with both players crying uncontrollably. Frank Kaminsky was unable to raise his head as he sat before his locker in disbelief of what had just transpired.
The Badgers had just watched Kentucky’s Aaron Harrison crush their national championship dreams with his latest dagger, a 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds left over Gasser that sent Wisconsin home.
Devastating. Crushing. Brutal. Pick your adjective.
This Wisconsin team was just 5.7 seconds away from playing seventh-seeded UConn Monday night with a chance to win the national title.
“It sucks,” Kaminsky said ... over and over. But the sentiment is more permanent for some of the Badgers than others.
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