No Melo, but Badgers wary of talented Syracuse

Posted-March 20th, 2012 1:33 pm

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- First Syracuse lost center Fab Melo for the NCAA tournament because of an academic issue. Then the Orange barely hung on to beat No. 16 seed UNC-Asheville in the first round.

There might never be a truly good time to run into a top-seeded, two-loss team -- but if there was, this might be it.

Just don't try selling that line of thinking to anybody at Wisconsin.

Going into Thursday's regional semifinal game in Boston, the Badgers are confident they have a chance against Syracuse. But they don't necessarily see the Orange as vulnerable without their big man.

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