Wisconsin coach Greg Gard was understandably disappointed following the Badgers’ 76-63 loss to Baylor on Sunday afternoon.

The Bears jumped out to an early lead and eventually held a double-digit advantage at the half.

Gard addressed his team’s slow start and the impact that it had throughout the rest of the game.

“We got a little speed up early, tried to play too fast at times,” Gard said. “That definitely played a factor.”

Gard also answered questions with an eye on the future — and what’s likely to be a much younger squad for the 2021-22 season.

“The older guys have done a really good job of putting the culture in the right spot and guiding the younger guys,” Gard said. “There’s going to be a lot of work they have to do in the offseason.”

However, there’s a chance Wisconsin could bring back pieces from this senior class. Because of the pandemic, the NCAA has granted an extra year of eligibility for all current players.

Gard said he wasn’t sure what Wisconsin’s seniors will decide.

Wisconsin finishes the year with an 18-13 record. Gard’s record at Wisconsin is now 119-70 in six seasons at the helm.

Here are a couple other notes from Wisconsin’s press conference: