Badgers fans who thought a run to the Big Ten tournament title game would offset a rough end to the regular season were splashed with some cold water Sunday when Wisconsin received a No. 8 seed in the NCAA tourney — setting up a first-round matchup with Virginia Tech and a likely second-round matchup with No. 1 seed Villanova if Wisconsin gets that far.
Their boiling anger over that perceived slight was doused with gasoline when the Gophers — who lost twice to the Badgers this season — were slotted with a No. 5 seed and got to play in Milwaukee.
But don’t just take my word for it. Here are some of the best social media reactions from angry Badgers-related folks on social media:
— Jay Elsen (@ElsenMidcoSN) March 12, 2017
— Wade Hanna (@wadehanna) March 12, 2017
The Badgers got HOSED. An 8 seed? Is that a mistake? #Badgers
— Andrew Kreklow (@AndrewKreklow) March 12, 2017
Wisconsin beats them twice, finishes higher than them in the regular season and the tournament and is three seeds lower. OK. Got it! https://t.co/IOH0ugf6s0
— Benjamin Worgull (@TheBadgerNation) March 12, 2017
Purdue – 4 seed
Minnesota – 5 seed
Maryland – 6 seed
Michigan – 7 seed
Northwestern – 8 seed#Badgers – 8 seed
No common sense used.
— Evan Flood (@Evan_Flood) March 12, 2017
— Will Hsu (@wphsu) March 12, 2017
And, well, some Gophers fans have already noticed.
— PJS (@PJS_blog) March 12, 2017
— Greg Aase (@gcaase) March 12, 2017