Wisconsin’s season is over, coming to an end with a second-round loss to Iowa State Sunday evening.

Entering March Madness, the Badgers had some high expectations for a Sweet 16 appearance at the very minimum. Earning the 3-seed in the Midwest Region and playing in Milwaukee for the first weekend appeared to set the Badgers up for a great start.

Unfortunately, the 11-seed Cyclones had other plans. Fueled by a big night from ex-Minnesota star Gabe Kalscheur, Iowa State shut down Wisconsin’s offense in a major way.

After the loss, head coach Greg Gard reflected on the sudden finality of it all:

“It’s not the actual game itself, it’s the finality of the season and the finality of a journey that’s been a long time in the making,” said Gard.

Gard also went on to praise Brad Davison, calling the guard “a coach’s dream” and a true leader.

Asked about wrapping up his career, Davison said he hopes people will remember him for more than just his exploits on the basketball court:

“I hope basketball’s not the first thing people think about when they think of me,” said Davison. “I hope it’s something bigger than basketball.”