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Guards help guide Kaminsky & Wisconsin to Final Four

Guards help guide Kaminsky & Wisconsin to Final Four

File Photo: Wisconsin forward Frank Kaminsky (44) pulls down a rebound next to teammate guard Josh Gasser (21) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Kaminsky finished with 25 points in the Badgers 75-62 win. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Carlos Osorio

TAMMY MADSEN, Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Thirty-seven games this season for Wisconsin and no changes in the starting lineup.

The Badgers have been model of consistency in their run to the Final Four thanks in large part to their three-man backcourt.

The contributions of Ben Brust, Josh Gasser and Traevon Jackson have yielded benefits time and again for Wisconsin (30-7), which plays Kentucky on Saturday in an NCAA tournament semifinal.

All three guards can shoot the 3, especially Brust and Gasser. Gasser is a top defender, while Jackson has excelled at getting to the foul line in the NCAAs.

Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker round out the starting five in the frontcourt. Associate head coach Greg Gard says staying with a three-guard lineup wasn’t necessarily the plan, but he’s glad it worked out in the end.

 

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