Of the nine players who saw action for the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team in the final game of the 2016-17 season — a heartbreaking 84-83 loss to Florida in the Sweet 16 — five are no longer on the roster.

Nigel Hayes, Bronson Koenig, Zak Showalter and Vitto Brown wrapped up their senior season with 27 wins. Jordan Hill decided to leave UW for Seattle as a graduate transfer.

Five new faces have taken their place in a program with only one returning starter: junior center Ethan Happ.

Aaron Moesch is the only senior on the 2017-18 team. Meanwhile, there are six freshmen on the roster.

With that, it’s time to learn more about the Badgers.

Jim Polzin covers Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball for the Wisconsin State Journal.

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