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Wednesday, April 17, 2024


The Sweet Sixteen

Men's Basketball: Syracuse pregame notes

BOSTON—The NCAA has a parquet floor ready to go here at TD Garden, and Wisconsin and Syracuse are set to tip at 6:15 p.m. central time. Here are some notes on both teams in advance of the night’s first Sweet 16 matchup.

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Women's Hockey: Badgers advance to NCAA championship game

DULUTH, Minn.—In preparing for the NCAA Frozen Four national semifinal, Wisconsin women’s hockey head coach Mark Johnson stressed the importance of coming out strong in the first period. Less than a minute in to Friday’s game, however, Johnson’s team found itself trailing Boston College 1-0.

Brianna Decker

Women's Hockey: Patty Kazmaier Award made for Decker

With a national championship and the highest individual honor in collegiate women’s hockey up for grabs, this coming weekend has the potential to be the high-water mark for Brianna Decker’s career. As the junior forward gets ready to lead her team into the NCAA semifinal Friday afternoon against Boston College, she is also one of three finalists for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award given to the most outstanding player in the game.

Jared Berggren

Men's Basketball: Postseason play brings new chances

Having finished off the regular season in style with three straight conference victories, Wisconsin men’s basketball now heads down to Indianapolis to begin what it hopes is an extended postseason run. Just a year after being upset in the Big Ten quarterfinals by Penn State, the Badgers (12-6 Big Ten, 23-8 overall) will likely enter Friday’s quarterfinal matchup with Indiana (11-7, 25-7) as a slight underdog.


Men's Hockey: Badgers’ confidence at a high

Encouraged by its results at the end of the regular season the Wisconsin men’s hockey team (11-15-2 WCHA, 16-16-2 overall) heads into it’s road WCHA playoff series with No. 9 Denver (16-8-4, 21-11-4) with what head coach Mike Eaves calls “legitimate” confidence.

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