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Kaminsky headlines an experienced, versatile Wisconsin team primed for another deep run

FILE - In this April 5, 2014, file photo, Wisconsin forward Frank Kaminsky (44) blocks a shot by Kentucky forward Julius Randle (30) during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game in Arlington, Texas. The one-point loss to Kentucky in the Final Four still stings for Kaminsky. But instead of stewing all offseason about his team being one possession short of playing for a national title, Kaminsky says it's all about motivation. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

FILE - In this April 5, 2014, file photo, Wisconsin forward Frank Kaminsky (44) blocks a shot by Kentucky forward Julius Randle (30) during the second half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game in Arlington, Texas. The one-point loss to Kentucky in the Final Four still stings for Kaminsky. But instead of stewing all offseason about his team being one possession short of playing for a national title, Kaminsky says it's all about motivation. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)  (The Associated Press)

The Wisconsin Badgers are stocked again to repeat a run deep into March.

Coach Bo Ryan's squad is coming off a 30-8 season and one-point loss in the Final Four to Kentucky.

Most of the players are back, including 7-foot center Frank Kaminsky. He emerged from relative obscurity last season to become one of the best big men in the country with his ability to shoot 3s and block shots.

The three other returning starters are forward Sam Dekker and savvy senior guards Traevon Jackson and Josh Gasser.

Sharpshooting guard Ben Brust must be replaced, and substituting his 3-point marksmanship and ability to rebound from the backcourt will be two of Wisconsin's biggest tasks.