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Thursday, June 08, 2023

Men's Basketball

Wisconsin head coach Greg Gard and the rest of UW's men's basketball team teamed up with students to raise more than $20,000 for cancer research Monday afternoon.

?Students aim to shoot down cancer in Swish Upon A Cure

Hundreds of students graced the Kohl Center floor Monday afternoon to show off their basketball abilities and raise money for cancer research in the sixth annual “Swish Upon A Cure.” The event connects UW-Madison students with members of the men’s basketball team, and in the process supports Garding Against Cancer, an organization tasked with raising awareness and funds for cancer research and care in the state of Wisconsin. “The motivation for Garding Against Cancer was the loss of my dad,” head coach Greg Gard said.

Wisconsin Basketball

Wisconsin Badgers' March Madness run cut short in chaotic Sweet Sixteen matchup with Florida

NEW YORK—While the Florida Gators (27-8) were celebrating their 84-83 overtime victory over the Wisconsin Badgers (27-10) mere feet from the spot of Chris Chiozza’s game winning 3-point shot, Ethan Happ walked over to Zak Showalter, pulled him away from the Gators’ jubilant scrum and put his arm around Showalter’s right shoulder. “I told him that it was good,” Happ said.

Nigel Hayes became a star while at UW, dazzling on the court while being outspoken about issues in the Madison community. 

Nigel Hayes, Bronson Koenig extend season, college careers with crunch-time performances

BUFFALO — Like elite runners in a 4-man relay race, the No. 8 seed Wisconsin Badgers (26-9) know the importance of a good handoff. Senior guard Bronson Koenig might have carried UW’s baton for most of its 84-74 victory over Virginia Tech (22-11) Thursday night, but when the Badgers needed a play most, Koenig passed the baton off to senior forward Nigel Hayes and let Hayes take Wisconsin to the finish line. Leading by only one point with 2:25 to play, Hayes received a pass from sophomore swingman Khalil Iverson on the left block.

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