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Badgers get settled in at Final Four

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ARLINGTON, Texas (WXOW)  Wisconsin and Kentucky are meeting in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2003. 
That game was played in the Sweet 16 in the Metrodome in Minneapolis.
Kentucky won the that game.
When they meet again Saturday it will be at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, another football venue.
One of the biggest challenges is dealing with the sight lines.
"We've played in a lot of different arenas, whether it be a small arena, a pro arena or a football stadium, we're going to do all the same things we always do.  Coach Ryan does a great job of that.  We get shots at different places.  So I think we prepare the same way with whatever place we go to and that's worked for us and we're going to continue to do that," said senior guard Ben Brust.

Another big key for all the team at the Final Four is managing the emotions.  It's not an easy thing to do with all the hype leading up to a Final Four.  But Bo Ryan has confidence in his Badgers.

"Once the ball is thrown up, you still have to manage in those first couple of timeouts, no matter if it's division one or division three, you have to manage emotions and energy.  You have to channel it the right way and get everybody concentrating on what it is that we do and don't try to be somebody that we're not.  So, we try to encourage our players to take in the ambience and the surroundings.  But when it comes time to play just be who you are," Ryan said.

The Badgers will hold a practice Friday open to the public at AT&T Stadium.
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