Greg Gard succulently summed up his team’s performance in its 83-58 loss to Ohio State Saturday afternoon. “It seemed like we were lifeless for a large part of the first half,” he said.
The Wisconsin men's basketball team's (3-5 overall, 0-1 Big Ten) early season struggles continued on Saturday, as they were blown out XX-XX at home by Ohio State (5-4 overall, 1-0 Big Ten). The Badgers trailed 49-26 at the break, shooting just 30 percent from the floor — their worst shooting performance in any first half this season.
For Wisconsin (0-1 Big Ten, 3-5 overall), the start of conference play was an opportunity to prove what coaches and players have been saying the last several weeks: that its brutal opening stretch would make it a better team in the long run.
Prior to this season during redshirt junior forward Ethan Happ’s Wisconsin career, when UW was in a late shot clock situation, Happ and the Badgers frequently relied on an experienced player to generate a quality offense shot. “There were defiantly times when Bronson [Koenig] just saved us,” Happ said.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. — In practice Sunday night, the Wisconsin men’s basketball team made it rain.
Wisconsin struggles offensively at Virginia, Badgers lose fourth consecutive against ranked opponentBy Thomas Valtin-Erwin | Nov. 27, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — After three straight close losses to ranked opponents, Wisconsin (3-4) badly needed a signature win.
Against the three ranked opponents that Wisconsin has faced this season, the Badgers (3-3) have routinely come up short when the game hung in the balance.
In Wisconsin’s season opener against South Carolina State, Andy Van Vliet scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds.
The Wisconsin men’s basketball team (2-3) headed to Kansas City, Mo., this week to compete in the Hall of Fame Classic at the Sprint Center. The Badgers opened the two-game tournament against No. 22 Baylor, and despite a valiant comeback effort ultimately fell just short to the Bears, 70-65. Seven-foot sophomore forward Jo Lual-Acuil Jr.
After faltering late to Xavier, Badgers look to correct mistakes against Baylor in Hall of Fame ClassicBy Ben Pickman | Nov. 20, 2017
As redshirt junior forward Ethan Happ reflected on Wisconsin’s 80-70 loss to Xavier last Thursday night, he interestingly couldn’t help but smile. “I feel like a coach, but I’m just really proud of the guys, very proud of how we responded,” Happ told reporters after the game.
Brad Davison spent the majority of the first half of Wisconsin’s 80-70 to No. 15 Xavier (3-0) pestering Musketeer players, making contested jump shots and pumping his fists in excitement.
After two 30-point blowouts to open the season, the Wisconsin men’s basketball team (2-1) used just about every possession to decide its third game of the year against the No. 15 Xavier Musketeers (3-0). In a hotly contested affair, the Musketeers ultimately pulled away from the fresh-faced Badgers to win 80-70. Each half was a tale of two halves for the Badgers.
Wisconsin head coach Greg Gard knows his team is young and learning. And after an extensive preseason slate, the Badgers’ early non-conference schedule presents no shortage of tests, a schedule he said is meant to put the newcomers through a trial by fire. “It's a challenging schedule,” he said.
After Khalil Iverson posted a zero-point, four-turnover performance in the Badgers’ season opener against South Carolina State, head coach Greg Gard’s confidence in his third-year forward didn’t waver. “There’s gonna be some nights when it’s [Iverson], as it has been in some of the exhibitions, and there’s gonna be nights when it’s other guys,” he said.
After a tune-up game to open the season against South Carolina State, Wisconsin (2-0) faced its first test of the season as Yale (0-2) came to town Sunday.
Even after the departure of four of its five starters from last year’s team, head coach Greg Gard is confident that his 2017-’18 Wisconsin Badger (1-0) group has plenty of offensive weapons. “This team is going to have a variety of scorers,” Gard said after UW’s 85-50 win over South Carolina State Friday night.
Andy Van Vliet admitted to being a little bit nervous heading into Wisconsin’s (1-0) regular season opener against South Carolina State (0-1) Friday night.
Several Badgers set career-highs in a variety of categories Friday night as Wisconsin (1-0) methodically worked its way past South Carolina State (0-1) 85-50 to open the 2017-’18 season. Things got off to a rocky start for a UW team that is prominently featuring several new faces.
After extended exhibition season, Wisconsin set to open regular season with win over South Carolina StateBy Thomas Valitin-Erwin | Nov. 9, 2017
After more than a quarter of a season’s worth of preseason exhibition games, the regular season has finally arrived for the Wisconsin men’s basketball team. A five-game tour of Australia and three more scrimmages have a young Badgers squad unusually prepared for its opening-night matchup with South Carolina State. “Since we had so many exhibitions, it doesn't really feel that different to me,” freshman guard Kobe King said.