PULLMAN, Wash. – The last time University of Wisconsin men’s basketball made it to the NCAA championship game was in 1941 – when it beat favored Washington State College (now University), coached by Jack Friel, 39-34.
The Wisconsin Badgers will play Duke at 6:18 p.m. today in Indianapolis for the 2015 national championship.
Friel coached WSC 1928-57. WSC became WSU in 1959.
Read more about the 1941 game at the Wisconsin website, http://www.uwbadgers.com/sports/m-baskbl/archive/061213aab.html
For a WSC glance at its team’s strong year, copy and paste this URL into your browser (if it won’t work as a link): http://content.libraries.wsu.edu/index.php/utils/getfile/collection/powwows/id/7767/filename/7757.pdfpage/page/10