The Wisconsin Badgers (2-1 Big Ten, 9-5 overall) traveled to Columbus and stunned the No. 5 Ohio State Buckeyes (1-2 Big Ten, 11-3 overall) with a 61-57 statement win that could change the course of Wisconsin’s season.
Wisconsin’s struggles away from Madison have been well documented to start the season.
For the Badgers, Kobe King reigned supreme.
Wisconsin’s offense started off hot and kept the Green Bay Phoenix (1-3) at arm’s length as the Badgers (4-1) went wire-to-wire to come away with the 88-70 win.
Earning itself a year of bragging rights, Wisconsin (3-1) handed in-state rival Marquette (2-1) its first loss with a score of 77-61. The Golden Eagles fought to keep the game within reach, but after an MVP performance from senior guard Brevin Pritzl, the Wisconsin-Marquette narrative was changed.
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: an NCAA decision is hurting a student athlete.
It was 23 degrees in Madison at tip-off, with the wind-chill pushing that number well into the teens. It’s part of a nation-wide arctic blast, plummeting temperatures around the country. Somehow, Wisconsin’s (2-1) offense started even colder Wednesday night in its 83-63 win over the McNeese State Cowboys (1-3).
What a difference a half makes.
After two record setting games, all eyes are on junior forward Nate Reuvers as the Badgers enter their third game of the season against McNeese State Wednesday night.
Wisconsin (0-1) looks to bounce back after a narrow 65-63 overtime loss against No. 20 St. Mary’s on the road Tuesday. The Badgers will kick off home play against Eastern Illinois (0-1), who also suffered a 71-59 loss against No. 13 Texas Tech in its season opener.
Coming off a promising exhibition win last Wednesday, the Wisconsin Badgers (1-0) continued their success in a season opening win against the North Florida Ospreys (0-1) on Tuesday.
Jordan Ford may have stole the show for the Saint Mary’s Gaels (1-0) with a game-high 26 points, but Malik Fitts put the final dagger in the Wisconsin Badgers (0-1) Tuesday night.
There’s no doubt there is an Ethan Happ-shaped hole in Wisconsin’s rotation heading into this season. The dominant big man averaged a double double last season with 17.3 ppg and 10.2 rpg as Happ was named to the First Team All-Big Ten Team for his third straight season, helping the Badgers return to the NCAA Tournament after the disappointing 2017-18 campaign.
The bad news: The Badgers lost their leader in points, rebounds, assists and steals from last season. The good news: All of that production came from Ethan Happ, who now plays for Euro League side Olympiacos.
Basketball season is back as the Badgers prepare to officially kick things off on the road against St. Mary’s on Tuesday, November 4.
A new bill would cap the amount of student fees allowed to fund intercollegiate athletics at $225 — affecting UW-Milwaukee, UW-Green Bay and UW-Superior — and require building projects to be approved by the majority of the student population.
Wisconsin’s season, one filled with failures to realize their rarefied potential, reached its logical conclusion Friday night.
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA — A litany of familiar flaws brought Wisconsin’s 2018-2019 season to a premature end Friday afternoon.
Through the first two-thirds of the season, Wisconsin was one of the best three-point shooting teams in the country.
To quote Jon Rothstein, “This is March.” With the 2019 NCAA Men’s Divison I Tournament round of 64 set to begin Thursday, let’s take a lot at some of the best games to watch in the first round.