It had been 13 years since the Badgers bested Michigan State at the Breslin Center. Finally, with a Spartan team struggling to win games and without their senior leader Eron Harris, UW had a shot to break a nine-game road losing streak to MSU. But Sunday afternoon, Harris was on the floor and the No. 16 Badgers (11-5 Big Ten, 22-7 overall) dropped their tenth straight game in East Lansing, Mich., to an explosive Spartans team (10-6, 18-11). Though Harris played just eight seconds as he rested with season-ending knee surgery, there was a different energy in the building for his senior night.
The No. 16 Wisconsin Badgers (11-4 Big Ten, 22-6 overall) thought they had solved a number of problems and righted their ship after last Sunday’s 71-60 win over Maryland.
The No. 16 Wisconsin Badgers (11-4 Big Ten, 22-6 overall) have made losing to unranked opponents a habit in the last two weeks.
At least for the moment, Wisconsin has righted the ship and is back on course toward at least a share of the Big Ten title. Thanks to an emphatic 11-point win over Maryland Sunday afternoon, the Badgers sit tied with Purdue atop the conference standings with only four games left in the regular season.
The Badgers sorely missed Bronson Koenig against Michigan Thursday as they watched 3-pointer after 3-pointer clang off the rim in their second-straight conference loss.
In the annual “Think Pink” game, Wisconsin took the court covered in pink from headbands to shoelaces.
As the rest of his teammates filed out of the Nicholas Johnson Pavilion Friday evening, freshman guard D’Mitrik Trice stayed behind.
For 136 games, Bronson Koenig’s cool handle and sharp shooting guided the Badgers through treacherous waters in the Big Ten.
Senior guard Bronson Koenig sat out Tuesday afternoon’s practice resting the calf injury he sustained in No. 11 Wisconsin’s (10-2 Big Ten, 21-4) victory over Penn State last month.
Over the past month, the No.7 Wisconsin Badgers (10-2 Big Ten, 21-4 overall) have grown numb to their poor offensive performances, surviving close game after close game. But Sunday, the anesthesia wore off, as yet another poor offensive performance finally did the Badgers in.
Vitto Brown didn’t go to bed until 3:30 a.m. Thursday night. Hours earlier, No. 7 Wisconsin (10-1 Big Ten, 21-3 overall) had sneaked by Nebraska in a hard-fought overtime victory.
Head coach Jonathan Tsipis says he doesn't count losses, even as the Badgers’ losing streak was pushed to 10 last week.
The No. 7 Wisconsin Badgers didn’t do much right Thursday night. Sure they led for almost 37 minutes, but Wisconsin looked like they were running on frozen Lake Mendota, continuously slipping, unable to run away from an inferior foe.
In what has become a long, challenging season for the Wisconsin women’s basketball team, redshirt senior forward Kendall Shaw is just grateful she has been able to come in and make an impact. “It definitely means the world to me,” Shaw said.
A year ago, just a week before the NCAA Tournament tipped off, the Badgers’ hopes of any sort of Big Ten title were dashed by a Nebraska team that finished the regular season 14-17.
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When the Badgers travel to Lincoln, Neb., this Thursday to face the Cornhuskers, Ethan Happ will take center stage on national television.
On Jan. 19, the Badgers (0-10 Big Ten, 5-18 overall) marched into Columbus to face off against then-No. 16 Ohio State (11-1, 21-5) and escaped with a just a 9-point loss.
Redshirt sophomore Ethan Happ’s breakaway slam with just over three minutes to play in No. 10 Wisconsin’s (9-1 Big Ten, 20-3 overall) 65-60 victory over Indiana (5-6, 15-9) was just about the only highlight that the Badgers had Sunday afternoon.
After a nearly two-week break from playing in front of a home crowd, the No. 10 Wisconsin Badgers (8-1 Big Ten, 19-3 overall) return to the Kohl Center to welcome an Indiana (5-5, 15-8) team that has fallen well short of expectations this season. Though the Badgers enjoyed their trip to Madison Square Garden, there’s no hiding that they are ready to be back in front of the Madison faithful this weekend.