If there was any hangover from the Wisconsin Badgers’ (6-10 Big Ten, 13-16 overall) massive upset of Purdue Thursday night, it missed Brad Davison. The freshman guard scored 14 of UW’s first 18 points Monday night as he, alongside redshirt sophomore guard Brevin Pritzl, powered the Badgers past Minnesota (3-13, 14-15) 73-63.
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The Wisconsin men’s tennis tennis team (0-1 Big Ten, 5-5 overall) continued an unsettling trend Saturday night in Minneapolis. As dominant as the Badgers have been at home this season — where they have yet to be defeated — they have remained unable to carry that success with them outside of Madison.
The Wisconsin men’s basketball team (5-10 Big Ten, 12-16 overall) has seen more than its fair share of downs in what has turned out to be one of its most disappointing seasons in recent memory.
After being shut out of the top two in all three of her individual events at last year’s Big Ten Championships, sophomore swimmer Beata Nelson knew it was time to drop the hammer and show the conference and the country what she could do. While breaking three school records and two Big Ten records, Nelson led the No. 23 Badgers to a fifth-place finish in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday.
The Wisconsin women’s basketball team (2-12 Big Ten, 9-18 overall) will play its last two games of the regular season on the road, the first of which is this Sunday Feb. 18 when UW travels to Iowa (8-5, 20-6) to take on the Hawkeyes, hoping gain positive momentum before heading into tournament play.
Defense was the name of the game Saturday afternoon, as No. 1 Wisconsin faced off against No. 7 Minnesota in the final game of the WCHA regular season. With sold out LaBahn Arena rocking, the Badgers (20-2-2-2 WCHA, 28-3-2 overall) were able to pull out a gritty 1-0 win against the Gophers (16-7-32, 20-9-3) thanks to a first period goal by Maddie Rolfes that deflected off two Gopher defenders before finding the back of the net. Kristen Campbell recorded her NCAA leading 11th clean sheet on the year, but Campbell got a huge lift all night from her defense, which actually recorded more blocked shots,19, than Campbell had saves, 16. After the game, seniors Lauren Williams, Baylee Wellhausen and Claudia Kepler raised the WCHA regular season trophy for the third straight year.
The University of Wisconsin men’s tennis team (5-4) bounced back from a tough road trip with a resounding 6-1 victory over in-state rival Marquette (5-2) on Friday at Nielsen Tennis Stadium. The Badgers dominated the match from the start, taking the doubles point early and then sweeping the first four singles matches to clinch the win.
It was an exciting game at LaBahn Arena tonight, with No. 1 Wisconsin ( 19-2-2-2 WCHA, 28-3-2) grinding out one of its most gritty wins of the season by a score of 4-3 over the No. 7 Minnesota Golden Gophers (16-7-3-2, 20-9-3).
Following Wisconsin's upset victory over Purdue, Daily Cardinal sports editor Ben Pickman and men's basketball beat writer Thomas Valtin-Erwin break down what UW's victory really means for the team going forward. They discuss if the Badgers have had a truly disappointing season, what Wisconsin's future looks like and they end the show by playing a trivia game about the last time Wisconsin didn't make the NCAA Tournament.
In their final regular season series of 2017-’18, the No.1 Wisconsin Badgers 18-2-2-0 WCHA, 27-3-2-0 overall ) face off against the No. 7 Minnesota Golden Gophers (13-6-3-0, 20-8-3) in a home Border Battle.
Entering the final weekend of the regular season, No. 18 Wisconsin wrestling (4-3 Big Ten, 7-3 overall) is looking to finish strong as it welcomes Rutgers and Purdue to Madison before the Big Ten tournament comes into focus.
In many ways, Frank Kaminsky was a perfect storm of basketball ability. We can only speculate what the basketball gods were thinking as they poured pinpoint passing, lights-out shooting and sensational footwork into the former Badger’s seven-foot frame. Frank the Tank was a special talent.
Wearing a cardinal red suit and specially designed Jordan sneakers, Frank Kaminsky walked out onto the court at halftime of Wisconsin’s (5-10 Big Ten, 12-16 overall) eventual 57-53 win over No. 6 Purdue (12-3, 23-5) and promptly hugged his family who was standing on the baseline closest to UW’s bench.
On the night that Frank Kaminsky’s No. 44 jersey was raised in the rafters, it seemed fitting that the first team to score 44 points would emerge victorious. It took nearly 36 minutes for a team to break that plateau, but when Wisconsin (5-10 Big Ten, 12-16 overall) scored its 44th and 45th points of the game on a pair of free throws by freshman guard Brad Davison, the Kohl Center crowd erupted.
For the majority of Wednesday night, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team (2-12 Big Ten, 9-18 overall) made it a competitive game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (7-7, 19-9). The Scarlet Knight’s toughness, grit, determination and senior leadership proved to be too much for the Badgers in the second half, as they secured their first lead midway through the third quarter and never looked back and won 63-50.
It has been a tale of two seasons thus far for the Wisconsin men’s tennis team (4-4) as through eight games, the Badgers sit at .500.
The Wisconsin men’s tennis team (4-4) trekked out west this weekend for a pair of matches against formidable Pac-12 foes Oregon and Washington. However, the Badgers came away empty-handed, losing both matches 5-2 in tough fashion. The squad started out the road trip by taking on an Oregon team that head coach Danny Westerman called a “very good team” that also features both a top-20 singles player, Thomas Laurent, and doubles pair, Laurent and Cormac Clissold. Oregon brought a 4-2 record into the match, with their only two losses coming against No. 5 powerhouse Stanford and No. 23 Cal.
Thursday evening, Frank Kaminsky's No. 44 jersey will get raised to the rafters. Prior to Wisconsin's matchup with Purdue, take a look back at some of Kaminsky's highlights with UW.
Throughout both the 2013-’14 and 2014-’15 Wisconsin men’s basketball seasons, a Nintendo 64 video game console almost always accompanied UW on its road trips. Large swaths of players would gather in someone’s hotel room for hours at a time as heated battles were conducted.
Coming off of a heartbreaking defeat on Sunday at Nebraska, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team (2-11 Big Ten, 9-17 overall) returns home Wednesday night for senior night to welcome the struggling Rutgers Scarlet Knights (6-7, 18-9). In doing so, the Badgers will look to surpass their win total from each of the last four seasons.