CHICAGO — The problem for Wisconsin isn’t talent, it’s consistency.
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Playing its third game in as many days, Nebraska may have been expected to tire out against the well-rested Badgers on Friday.
In its final contest of the regular season, 21st-ranked Wisconsin basketball (14-6 Big Ten, 22-9 overall) beat Ohio State (8-12, 18-13) 73-67 in overtime Sunday at the Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. With the win, the Badgers continued their momentum entering the postseason, having won 10 of their last 13 games down the stretch. Here are the takeaways from the game:
It wasn’t the prettiest send-off, but it’ll certainly do.
Before the Bo Ryan era, the 16 straight NCAA Tournament appearances, the establishment of Wisconsin as a basketball institution — Stu Jackson threw a whistle.
Ethan Happ has seen quite a bit at Wisconsin.
For Wisconsin’s men’s basketball team (11-6 Big Ten, 19-9 overall), Tuesday’s game was a must-win in the race for a top-four conference finish. Against a hungry Indiana Hoosiers team (5-12 Big Ten, 14-14 overall) that had won only one game since January, the No. 19 Badgers fell short, 75-73 in double overtime.
After Wisconsin’s defeat of Illinois on Monday, you may have credited Brad Davison’s 18 points or Khalil Iverson’s season-high 16 for the victory.
After a first half that featured hordes of missed jumpers and a stagnant offense, the No. 22 Badgers (10-5 Big Ten, 18-8 overall) entered the second half with basketball’s most efficient shot.
With six minutes and two seconds remaining in the second half on Tuesday, senior big man Ethan Happ scored his 2000th point as a Badger, joining rare company and bringing No. 20 Wisconsin within one point at 56-55.
The No. 19 Wisconsin Badgers (9-3 Big Ten, 17-6 overall) triumphed 56-51 over their rival the Minnesota Golden Gophers (6-6 Big Ten, 16-7 overall) Wednesday night to win their sixth straight game and take over third place in the conference. Here are the top takeaways from tonight’s action.
When Kobe King played at Central High School in La Crosse, Wis., his coach Todd Fergot would offer some late-game advice to his players.
All it took was a foul for No. 21 Maryland (8-4 Big Ten, 17-6 overall) to unravel.
Wisconsin (7-3 Big Ten, 15-6 overall) needed a team effort at Nebraska (3-7, 13-8) on Tuesday, and it got one.
In 67 games at Wisconsin, sophomore guard D’Mitrik Trice has scored 586 points.
How does one record a quiet triple-double?
Wisconsin needed a change.
Tai Strickland has always been the son of a household name.
Forget the deflating losses to Minnesota and Purdue or the schedule-fillers earlier in the season. Saturday morning was the Kohl Center in its purest form: the Badgers showing up for a big-time rival and feeding off of a raucous mid-winter crowd.
Four Takeaways: Happ heats up, Trice stays cold as Badgers stop skid with much needed road win over Penn State
After a humiliating home defeat to rival Minnesota three days earlier, No. 22 Wisconsin traveled to Happy Valley to take on a struggling Penn State team, and came away with a 71-52 victory that was just the tonic it needed. The Badgers improved to 3-1 in Big Ten play, (11-4 overall), as the Nittany Lions (0-4 Big Ten, 7-8 overall) posted another listless performance in a rebuilding year. Here are The Daily Cardinal's main takeaways from Sunday’s action.