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Badgers' absence in NCAA tournament will impact bars

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The Badgers' absence from the NCAA tournament is going to impact local bars.

Sconnie Bar on Regent Street is expecting a much smaller crowd for March Madness this season. Last year during Badgers games, people had to be turned away because they were at capacity.

Management says they hope they can get even half as many as people as they did for last year's tournament.

"We didn't know how far they would make it obviously last year and the year before in the tournament," said manager Lucas Simon-Walmach. "But every time they got a win there'd be another crazy busy night for us. Having them out of it definitely hurts those nights quite a bit."

Simon-Wambach says he hopes the WIAA Boys High School Basketball Tournament at the Kohl Center will help bring in people this weekend.

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