The Wisconsin locker room after Saturday night's Final Four loss to Kentucky was an emotional one, to say the least. Hugging, audible sobbing, very quiet.

It was one of the most emotional locker rooms I've been in following a game.

And then less than 30 minutes after leaving the locker room, this happened.

Saturday was a brutal loss, no question.

Getting to Bo Ryan's first Final Four, taking the lead in the final minute, then seeing Aaron Harrison bury a 3-pointer and Traevon Jackson rim out a pull-up jumper. That's why it was so tough in the Wisconsin locker room after the game.

“That's a shot that's going to stick in our minds for the rest of our lives," Kaminsky said. "I really wish that ball wouldn't have gone in, but it didn't. And there's nothing we can do about it now."

But as the younger players began to open up a bit, some optimism crept in. And Kaminsky's media room shout sort of cemented that thought.

Wisconsin is going to be back next year -- and the team will be good enough to build off the loss to Kentucky and be a national title threat once again.