MILWAUKEE, WI (WHBL) - The Badgers will open their 16th straight NCAA tournament later this morning at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee. Wisconsin, a 2 seed, will face 15th seed American University. The Eagles are the Patriot League Champions and carry a 20-12 record but are predicted to struggle heavily against Wisconsin's defense. The Badgers are 25-18 all-time in the NCAA tournament. Wisconsin will tip off against American around 11:40 this morning. Pregame coverage on WHBL begins at 10:30.Meanwhile, UW Milwaukee is in the tournament for the first time since 2006. The Panthers are a 15th seed in the East Region and will take on number 2 seed Villanova out of the Big East tonight in Buffalo. Villanova has the depth but they have trouble from 3 point range. The Panthers veteran lineup and man-to-man defense could be the keys to victory. UW Milwaukee and Villanova are scheduled to play at 8:25 tonight.
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