Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 1/4/13
MADISON, Wis. Most of the questions surrounding Wisconsin's basketball team before this season focused on guard play. With two underclassmen handling the ball for the first time in big moments, it was determined the Badgers' trio of frontcourt players would be forced to score, rebound and lead in ways they hadn't before.Then, forward Mike Bruesewitz lacerated a leg and forward Ryan Evans couldn't make a free throw to save his life, affecting his confidence on the court. Center Jared Berggren labored and barely played half of each game. And suddenly, the veteran leadership expected from the team's trees had withered.On Thursday night, it returned in full force during Wisconsin's 60-51 escape act against Penn State to open Big Ten play at the Kohl Center. Bruesewitz, Berggren and Evans scored the final 17 points of the game for the Badgers to quell the Nittany Lions' run.Badgers coach Bo Ryan liked what he saw from his three seniors."The aggressiveness, the moxie," Ryan said. We stru...
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