- Associated Press - Monday, April 6, 2015


With tip-off a little less than an hour away, Wisconsin and Duke have warmed up for the NCAA Tournament title game. The Badgers were first to the floor to shoot around and finished up while Blue Devils players were taking shots and stretching.

Duke’s white warm-up shirts had “It Never Stops” printed on them in blue.

Both student sections were filling in as well.

Behind each basket, a few hundred students from each school are seated. They’re close to the floor but not necessarily great seats. The court is elevated about three feet off the Lucas Oil Stadium floor, so those seated toward the back of the student section have to spend much of the game staring up at the video board to see the game. Especially, if the action is at the other end of the floor.

The Badgers’ section is located around the set of the CBS set with Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Clark Kellogg. A few Wisconsin fans were trying to get Barkley’s attention, and the three analysts were giving their phones check before going on the air.

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