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Wisconsin Basketball: Which Teams Could The Badgers Face In The First Round Of The NCAA Tournament?

Wisconsin finished strong in conference play, winning 11 of its final 13 games of the season, and with that, solidified a firm position in the upcoming 2016 NCAA Tournament. The Badgers will have another opportunity to further their argument this week against conference foes. Nobody wants to face a team on a hot streak, and, besides a slip up against Purdue in the season finale, this team is hot. 

Wisconsin's postseason tips off this Thursday, as the Badgers, the No. 6 seed in the Big Ten, get the winner of Rutgers vs. Nebraska in the Big Ten Tournament. Wisconsin would then get No. 3 Maryland on Friday for a chance to likely face Michigan State on Saturday, if both teams win their Friday games.

But what seed is Wisconsin looking at in the NCAA Tournament?

As of now, Wisconsin is either a 7-seed or an 8-seed in most experts brackets.

ESPN's Bracketology: 6-seed in the West against either Syracuse or Monmouth in Oklahoma City

CBS Sports: 8-seed in the South against St. Joseph's in Oklahoma City

USA TODAY: 7-seed in the South against Pitt in St. Louis

Likely Seed: Wisconsin will likely end up an 8-seed in the NCAA Tournament, unless the Badgers make a splash this week.

Ceiling: ...finding wins against Maryland and Michigan State in the Big Ten Tournament, boosting the Badgers to either a 7-seed or 6-seed heading into the tournament. 

Wisconsin fans - who do you not want to see in the first round? Are there any teams that scare you?

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