Hokies lose to Wisconsin in 1st NCAA Tournament game since 2007

Khalil Iverson shoots against Zach LeDay during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at KeyBank Center on March 16, 2017 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Virginia Tech’s first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2007 is a short one.

8th seeded Wisconsin eliminated the 9th seeded Hokies, 84-74 Thursday night in Buffalo. The Badgers, who reached the Sweet 16 last season after playing in the Final Four in 2014 and ’15, controlled the game for the most part because they controlled the boards.

Zach LeDay reacts as he fouls out of the game in the second half against the Wisconsin Badgers during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at KeyBank Center on March 16, 2017 in Buffalo, New York. The Wisconsin Badgers won 84-74. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Wisconsin out-rebounded the Hokies 37-25, including 17-to-6 on the offensive glass.

Tech’s season ends with a record of 22-and-11.