Found February 24, 2014 on
Pro Sports Daily:
Because voters fell out of love with them during the course of a dismal January, you must strap a headlamp to your helmet to go deep enough into the college basketball polls to locate the Wisconsin Badgers. If they continue on their present path, however, it’s conceivable you could soon will find them near the very top of the NCAA Tournament bracket.
The Badgers as a 1 seed? It’s not crazy.
Though they currently stand third in the Big Ten Conference, the Badgers own five victories against the RPI top 25, second only to Kansas’ six. They have eight top-50 victories. Only Kansas and Arizona have more; only Iowa State and Syracuse have as many.
More impressive is that Wisconsin has earned two of its top-25 victories on the road and one on a neutral floor, in addition to Saturday’s decision over No. 35 Iowa at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Wins over St. John’s and Green Bay are just outside that top-50 level.
Among the teams the Badgers defeated are Florida, which presently appears to be in...
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MADISON, Wis. -- When Frank Kaminsky arrived as a freshman at Wisconsin two years ago, he much preferred shooting a 3-pointer to banging in the post. The perimeter is not where you'd expect to find most 7-footers, and though Kaminsky's shooting touch was better than most, having an inside presence was an area he needed to improve to become an elite Big Ten big man.
MADISON, Wis. -- During his time at Wisconsin, Josh Gasser has been considered the consummate team player. If he misses every shot, scores zero points and the Badgers still find a way to win, he's as happy as anybody with the result. More than likely, he played a part in the win anyway because he's one of the few players on the team who can affect a game positively without...
Wisconsin's extended winning streak to start the season ended at Indiana.
The Badgers find themselves faced with a similar situation again.
With confidence growing, No. 14 Wisconsin attempts to continue its improved shooting as it goes for a sixth straight win Tuesday night against the visiting Hoosiers.
The Badgers (22-5, 9-5 Big Ten) won their first 16 games of the season...
Josh Gasser, Sam Dekker, Bo Ryan saw the importance of Bronson Koenig to Wisconsin's mix this season to give the true freshman pep talks and minutes off the bench. Once Koenig found his tempo and poise, he proved to himself that he can be hard to stop.