Normally the Wisconsin men’s basketball team (4-3 overall) thrives in tight, slug-it-out type games, but Wednesday, the Badgers were given a taste of their own medicine, falling to Virginia 60-54 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
Size matters? It does in basketball, and that is exactly what Southeastern Louisiana (0-1 overall) lacked Sunday, dressing no players listed above 6-foot-8 and losing to Wisconsin (1-0 overall), 87-47. The Badgers exploited their size advantage all game, leading them to their 11th straight regular-season-opening win.
The Wisconsin men’s basketball got through the 2011-’12 season almost entirely healthy, but this year the Badgers have already suffered two serious injuries before the regular season has even started. The most recent and most severe of these injuries happened at practice Saturday morning, when junior guard Josh Gasser tore his ACL.
No matter what sport they play, it is important for players on a team to have trust in one another. It is especially the case in football, in which all 11 players must be on the same page at the same time to be successful.
If you’re in the playoffs, then you’ve got a shot. This is the motto for a lot of teams and their fans heading into the MLB postseason. Just ask the St. Louis Cardinals from last year, who made a miraculous run just to sneak into the NL Wild Card spot and rode that hot streak all the way to the franchise’s 11th World Series Championship. Just get in, and anything is possible.
The No. 14/15 Wisconsin men’s basketball team (11-6 Big Ten, 22-8 overall) will close out its regular season Sunday at the Kohl Center against the Illinois Fighting Illini (6-10, 17-12).
The No. 14/15 Wisconsin men’s basketball team (10-6 Big Ten, 21-8 overall), fresh off a resume-padding win against Ohio State in Columbus, will now set its sights on longtime rival Minnesota (5-11, 17-12) in the first of two consecutive home games to finish out the regular season.
The No. 16/15 Wisconsin men’s basketball team (9-5 Big Ten, 20-7 overall) looks to get an important road win against Iowa (6-8, 14-13) in Iowa City on Thursday.