MILWAUKEE — As spring getaways go, Southeastern Wisconsin might not be first on many folks’ travel wish list.
It was a cold, rainy, dank backdrop in the Brew City on Wednesday, with temperatures in the 30s and a smattering of snow showers early.
Count Texas coach Rick Barnes among those who might have preferred to have found himself in say, San Diego or Orlando, Fla., for an NCAA tournament game.
The seventh-seeded Longhorns don’t face No. 10 Arizona State in their Midwest Region game until 9:40 p.m. ET on Thursday at Bradley Center, leaving several hours to while away before taking the court.
What will the Texas players do to keep themselves busy during the long layoff?
“We will probably give them a couple of hours to enjoy the sun,” Barnes quipped. “Might go outside and play some sand volleyball or something like that.
“What’s good is it will give them a chance to watch some of these (early) games.”
Thursday’s forecast calls for mostly sunny conditions with a high of 44 degrees, a veritable summer preview after one of the harshest winters in Midwest history.
And Bradford Beach on the city’s East Side is actually a fine spot for beach volleyball, Coach.
Just bring your team back in mid-June.