It's already been roughly five months since Wisconsin basketball saw its season abruptly end in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Just as the Badgers' football program went long spells without managing any points, the basketball squad was haunted by the same issue, and it reared its ugly head in Wisconsin's matchup against No. 12 seed Ole Miss.
The Badgers were without their floor general Josh Gasser all season due to a torn ACL, but the redshirt junior will be back for the 2013-14 season. His absence forced others to play larger roles than head coach Bo Ryan would have preferred, and depth will be a question once again this season after losing three senior starting forwards.
Will any freshmen crack Wisconsin's most indispensable list, and where does Gasser factor in? Continue on to find out.