The Wisconsin Badgers (6-6 Big Ten, 13-10 overall) finds itself in a position where they must respond with a home win, after a week with off-court turmoil and a tough road loss.
Erik Helland, strength and conditioning coach for UW's men's basketball team, resigns amidst school investigationBy Jared Schwartz | Feb. 6, 2020
Erik Helland, the director of strength and conditioning at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, resigned Thursday morning after UW officials became aware of a “racial epithet” he used in the presence of student-athletes.
It has been quite the week for Badger basketball.
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.
Ethan Happ has seen quite a bit at Wisconsin.
Oftentimes, the singularity of a veteran player’s greatness can be easily forgotten — it can take major milestones to jolt fans from their complacency and recognize a remarkable career.
MILWAUKEE — Sitting at the podium on Saturday night, senior center Ethan Happ couldn’t care less about his historic performance. “It doesn’t matter about individual stuff, stats, whatever it may be,” he said after posting a career-high 34 points in a 74-69 overtime loss at Marquette.
Every season it seems, Wisconsin suffers several self-inflicted losses. Missing free throws, failing to convert open looks and committing needless turnovers tend to be the primary culprits.
For the fourth straight game, the Badgers (2-0 Big Ten, 8-1 overall) entered the second half without a lead. And yet, after No. 12 Wisconsin’s 69-64 win over Rutgers (0-2, 5-3), just one of those games in question has ended in a loss. Call the Badgers a second-half team if you want, head coach Greg Gard would probably just call them winners.
Trailing Rutgers 27-17 in the waning moments of the first half Monday, it appeared likely the No. 12 Wisconsin basketball team (2-0 Big Ten, 8-1 overall) would earn themselves a dubious distinction.
Wisconsin’s Big Ten revenge tour began in style Friday night with a 72-66 victory over Iowa on the road to begin conference play. Here are the major takeaways from the encouraging victory:
Anemic first-half offense proves too much to overcome for Wisconsin in Battle for Atlantis title gameBy Sebastian van Bastelaer | Nov. 23, 2018
Last season, the Badgers went to Charlottesville to take on a top-ranked Virginia team. They left having scored only 37 points in a humbling loss to the Cavaliers. his year, an improved UW team took on UVA with a chance to win the Battle 4 Atlantis, hoping for some vengeance. While the Badgers were able to break 40 points on this occasion, they return to Madison with the end result unchanged.
Wednesday’s Wisconsin-Stanford game took place in the Bahamas, but it might as well have been in the Bermuda Triangle.
Wisconsin beat Xavier 77-68 Tuesday in their first road test of the season, improving to 2-0 on the year.
The Wisconsin basketball team’s frontcourt got a little thinner Monday, as the team announced senior forward Alex Illikainen has left the program.
Ethan Happ may never score more important points in garbage time. With 6:32 left in the second half and the Badgers already leading Coppin State by 25, Happ aced a pair of free throws to give Wisconsin a 77-51 lead.
The Wisconsin basketball team’s unofficial season opener Friday at the Kohl Center was their first opportunity to prove last year was an aberration.
Wisconsin basketball announced Wednesday that sophomore forward Aleem Ford has suffered a knee injury and will have to undergo surgery. Ford is expected to return later this season but was ruled out “indefinitely” in a press release from the program.
When the Wisconsin men’s basketball team took the floor for warm-ups before the “Red and White Scrimmage” Sunday, one of the first songs to play over the loudspeakers was Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’.” It was an apt choice for this year’s team, one that finds itself in uncharted territory. After a 2017-2018 season full of injuries, heartbreaking losses and countless ups and downs, the 2018-2019 squad returns with a chip on their shoulder.