The NCAA Tournament is college basketball’s version of the blind-date.
Most of the time, the two teams paired together know very little about each other.
The tournament’s lightning-round feel forces team to prepare for unknown styles in a limited amount of time.
Such is the case with the Syracuse-Wisconsin match-up in the East Region semifinals here at the TD Garden on Thursday. The No. 1 seed Orange (33-2) and the No. 4 seed Badgers (26-9) both utilize very unique styles.
No team in the country plays the 2-3 zone defense like Syracuse. Meanwhile, few teams can replicate the methodical offense and grind-to-a-standstill defense that Wisconsin is known for.