Despite being one of the most dominant teams in the Big Ten, if not the nation, over the past decade, Wisconsin Badgers basketball has been anything but a storied program.
Under Bo Ryan, Wisconsin has been absolutely phenomenal.
But between their 1941 NCAA Championship and their 1989 NIT appearance, they had one postseason trip. One.
So I guess it's a credit to Dick Bennett and Bo Ryan for building up a program from literally nothing.
The Badgers did have some success in the early 1900's, getting crowned the "Helms National Champions" three times (whatever that is), but for our purposes, I'm starting this list in 1940-41, the year of their one and only national championship.
As you'll see, much of Wisconsin's success is relatively fresh in Badger fans' minds.