At the press conference following the Wisconsin Badgers’ defeat of the Virginia Cavaliers 64-63, several Badger players were asked how it felt to be going to the Final Four.
FRANK KAMINSKY: I can’t explain it, actually. This is like nothing else I’ve ever felt before. We’ve all played basketball our whole lives and we’ve all dreamed of going to the Final Four. To actually accomplish that is something I can’t put into words. But we all know we still have a lot of basketball left. We’ve got 40 more minutes. We’re going to enjoy this now, but this is business. We want a national championship now. We have made it to the opportunity to get there, so why not go get it.
TRAEVON JACKSON: Yeah, I just think that it’s amazing, man. God is good. Just blessed to be in this situation, blessed to have the teammates that keep believing. That was a great game on both ends of the floor. It’s just hard to explain. We’re definitely excited we get another opportunity to go play again. I’m just ready to rest up and enjoy right now and then move on.
JOSH GASSER: Yeah, definitely. I mean, you don’t get many opportunities to make a Final Four. So we had it right there in front of us, and we wanted to do anything in our power to make it happen. Arizona’s a great team, but we were just able to make one more play than them. Once that buzzer sounded, it was just an unbelievable feeling. Very fortunate to be a part of this team.
BEN BRUST: Yeah, it’s a very special thing to be able to do it with my teammates here and for Coach Ryan and being my senior year. I really enjoyed coming back from Milwaukee and putting on my jersey for practice Monday, and I’m very proud to say I can do that again. I think we’ve taken this whole process as two‑game tournaments. We’ve won two tournaments, now we’ve got to win the next tournament.