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Wisconsin's Big Ten tournament final was exactly what frustrates and excites Badger fans all rolled into one as they went down to the Buckeyes of Ohio State 50-43 on Sunday.
They played so well in stretches and believe it or not actually held a nine point lead and looked like it was going to run away with their second straight matchup between these two teams - that's the Badgers we know and love.
However, as soon as they went up nine it was ice cold offense down the final stretch of the first half and it was just a 24-23 Wisconsin lead at intermission - that's the Badgers team we know and hate.
It was a battle early on in the 2nd half as well, but Wisconsin took a 41-3 lead on a nice Sam Dekker layup with 7:09 left in the game. UW managed to score all of two more points the rest of the way and that's the Badgers team we've seen and were frustrated by.
Wisconsin, heck any team, can't win ball games when you score 2 whole points in 7:09 secon...
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They say there are only two truths in this world: Death and Taxes. May we suggest a third - Bo Ryan beating Tom Crean. After all, the Badgers are 15-3 against Indiana's head coach and are 12-0 against Tom Crean in his time at Indiana (on a side note, take a detour and purchase our "Bo Owns Crean" shirts from our MTB Store for just $10.50). following a well played...
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Check out the video. University of Wisconsin basketball coach Bo Ryan acted like a jerk during his interview with CBS sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson. The No. 22 Badgers blew a nine-point lead in the first half of their Big Ten championship game against No. 10 Ohio State. Watch how Ryan answered Wolfson’s questions at the half.
Wisconsin's Sam Dekker reflects on the Badger's Big Ten Tournament run and exactly what they are looking forward to about the NCAA tournament.
MADISON, Wis. Wisconsin's wide receiver core could be broken down into two groups last season: Jared Abbrederis and everybody else.
For Abbrederis, the team's standout long ball threat, that meant garnering most of the throws -- and most of the attention from opposing secondaries. For the rest of the Badgers' young and inconsistent wideouts, it meant plenty of route...
Wisconsin Badgers coach Bo Ryan keeps his halftime interview short and sweet -- as in, extremely short and sweet.
Senior Ryan Evans scored a game-high 16 points while Sam Dekker and Ben Brust each scored 11, as No.22 Wisconsin beats No.2 Indiana for the 12th straight time, advancing to the Big Ten Tournament championship following a 68-56 victory Saturday afternoon.
Wisconsin is into the heat of spring ball and they apparently are finding out that depth at Safety is a major concern despite what has been some good play from Reggie Mitchell, who made a switch form corner to safety this offseason. Those depth concerns have led the Badgers to move two long time offensive players to safety in the hopes of making that position better, according to...
CHICAGO Sam Dekker stood on the sideline with his teammates on Saturday, ready to plop himself in a cushioned seat after Wisconsin inbounded the ball to begin the second half. Just before the half started, Badgers coach Bo Ryan turned to Dekker with a few quick words of encouragement.
"He said, 'Hey, be ready. Your time is going to come.'" Dekker said.
After No.3 Indiana made its run to tie the game with 12:51 to go, No.22 Wisconsin needed a spark to make its first tournament final since 2008. They got that off the bench, as freshman Sam Dekker's personal 7-0 run was the spark the Badgers needed Saturday.