Badgers guard Gasser's family makes bus trek to Final Four

CREATED Apr 3, 2014 - UPDATED: Apr 3, 2014

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  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers guard Josh Gasser (21) reacts against the Arizona Wildcats during the second half in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. Image by Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Arizona Wildcats guard Elliott Pitts (24) blocks the shot of Wisconsin Badgers guard Josh Gasser (21) during the first half in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. Image by Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 27, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers guard Josh Gasser (21) shoots the ball against Baylor Bears forward Cory Jefferson (34) during the first half in the semifinals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. Image by Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 27, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers guard Josh Gasser (21, center) dribbles between Baylor Bears guard Gary Franklin (4, left) and center Isaiah Austin (21, right) during the first half in the semifinals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at Honda Center. Image by Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 22, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Oregon Ducks guard Joseph Young (3) passes the ball, guarded by Wisconsin Badgers guard Josh Gasser (21) in the second half of a men's college basketball game during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Image by Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 22, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Oregon Ducks guard Joseph Young (3) passes the ball to forward Ben Carter (32), guarded by Wisconsin Badgers guard Josh Gasser (21) in the second half of a men's college basketball game during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Image by Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 22, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers guard Josh Gasser (21) shoots a jump shot over Oregon Ducks forward Ben Carter (32) in the second half of a men's college basketball game during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Image by Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 22, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers guard Josh Gasser (21) celebrates a 3-point shot in the second half of a men's college basketball game against the Oregon Ducks during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Image by Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 22, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers players celebrate a 3-point shot by guard Josh Gasser (21) in the second half of a men's college basketball game against the Oregon Ducks during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Image by Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 22, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers guard Josh Gasser (21) makes a 3-point shot in the second half of a men's college basketball game against the Oregon Ducks during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Image by Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 22, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Oregon Ducks guard Joseph Young (3) drives to the basket past Wisconsin Badgers guard Josh Gasser (21) in the first half of a men's college basketball game during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Image by Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 20, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; American University Eagles guard John Schoof (22) guards Wisconsin Badgers guard Josh Gasser (21) during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Image by Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 20, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers guard Josh Gasser (21) lays the ball up as he is guarded by American University Eagles guard Jesse Reed (14) during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Image by Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 20, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; American University Eagles center Tony Wroblicky (34) drives past Wisconsin Badgers forward Frank Kaminsky (44) and guard Josh Gasser (21) during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Image by Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 15, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan State Spartans forward Matt Costell (10) wrestles for the ball with Wisconsin Badgers guard Josh Gasser (21) in the semifinals of the Big Ten college basketball tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Michigan State defeated Wisconsin, 83-75. Image by Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 5, 2014; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers forward Duje Dukan (13), forward Zach Bohannon (34), guard Ben Brust (1), guard Josh Gasser (21), and center Evan Anderson (32) sing the school song "Varsity" after the team's victory over the Purdue Boilermakers at the Kohl Center. Wisconsin defeated Purdue 76-70. Image by Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 2, 2014; University Park, PA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers guard Josh Gasser (21) guards Penn State Nittany Lions guard D.J. Newbill (2) during the second half at Bryce Jordan Center. Wisconsin defeated Penn State 71-66. Image by Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

  • Jan 5, 2014; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers guards Ben Brut (right) and Josh Gasser (21) celebrate their team's victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes at the Kohl Center. Wisconsin defeated Iowa 75-71. Image by Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

  • Jan 2, 2014; Evanston, IL, USA; Northwestern Wildcats guard Drew Crawford (1) is defended by Wisconsin Badgers guard Josh Gasser (21) during the first half at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Image by David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

PORT WASHINGTON - Texas here we come! Badgers player Josh Gasser's family is making the long bus ride to the Final Four.  

"Go Badgers!" said Josh's mom Joan as she boarded the bus.

About four dozen Gasser family members and friends rented a Badger Bus to make the trip of a lifetime, including Josh's older sister Becky Plier.

"I was texting him the whole way here and he's doing good," said Plier. "The stadium is huge and it's crazy down there and that made me even more excited."

They've packed their Badgers pride and beer with high hopes of a national title. Losing, they say, just isn't in the junior guard's DNA.  

"No, that's an understatement," said Josh's dad Pat. "Ask his sister, he won't lose at anything, not even checkers. He does not like to lose."

It's a long ride to Texas for the Gasser family and friends. 1,000 miles, 15 hours of highway - but these Badger fans have one thing on their minds: GO BUCKY!

"I'm very superstitious," said Josh's sister. "I'm wearing the same outfit I wore on Saturday almost to a T."

Josh's dad Pat says he will give his son the same pregame words of wisdom as all the other games.

"Work your tail off, don't get out-worked and don't back down from anybody. Have confidence and have fun."

What makes Josh's story even more incredible, he missed all of last year because of a knee injury but has started every game this year. Badgers fans are hoping for two more starts!