Native American plays in NCAA championship game


Last updated 5/12/2015 at 8:32pm

Wisconsin Badgers

Ho-Chunk Bronson Koenig became the second Native American to play in a NCAA Championship game. Dee Ketchum of the Delaware Tribe played in the 1958 championship game against the Kansas Jayhawks.

Ho-Chunk Bronson Koenig and his teammates, the Wisconsin Badgers, surprised everyone by defeating the Kentucky Wildcats in the second Final Four game by a score of 71-64. This meant they advanced to the national championship game against Duke University. Unfortunately, the North Carolina team defeated the Badgers to become the NCAA Division 1 Basketball Tournament 2015 national champions.

The Wisconsin Badgers defeated the Kentucky Wildcats in the second Final Four game on Saturday 71-64 to advance to the national championship game.

Koenig, 6'4″ sophomore guard, scored 12 points...

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