Found March 04, 2012 on Madtown Badgers:
Sometimes saying goodbye isn't the easiest of things to do, but today that's what the crowd at the Kohl Center will have to do.  It's Senior Day, the final home game for guards Jordan Taylor and Rob Wilson as Wisconsin (22-8, 11-6 conf.) takes on Illinois (17-13, 6-11 conf.).  Tip-off is scheduled for noon Central on BTN. Wisconsin comes in riding a two game winning steak and are 8-3 since their 3 game losing streak early on in conference play.  All of that has added up to a team that in 4th place and will receive a bye into the Quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament.   Illinois on the other hand comes in having lost 7 of their last 8 games, with their only win coming against Iowa on Fe. 26th.  Their most recent game was a 72-61 loss to Michigan.  The Illini are facing the 8/9 game in the 1st round of the Big Ten Tournament this week. Despite some really bad play since their 42-41 upset of Michigan State back in January this team can not be taken lightly.  They have ...

No. 14 Wisconsin 70, Illinois 56

Senior Jordan Taylor scored 16 points in his final home game, helping No. 14 Wisconsin beat Illinois 70-56 on Sunday in both teams' regular season finale. Josh Gasser added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Badgers (23-8, 12-6), who have won three straight going into this week's Big Ten tournament. The Badgers honored Taylor and fellow senior Rob Wilson in their final...

Badgers to salute seniors Taylor and Wilson

MADISON, Wis. The first time Jordan Taylor and Rob Wilson crossed paths, hardly any conversation was had about their future careers as teammates in Wisconsin's basketball program.That's because when they first met as seniors in high school while campers at the LeBron James Skills Academy in Akron, Ohio, hardly any conversation was had between the two at all."He looked...

One Big Ten Coach Really Hates the Badger Basketball! (and Seth Davis is a D-bag)

Hot off of Twitter....Seth Davis anonymously interviewed a coach from all six major power conferences and had them express their "true" feelings on each one of the teams in their conference.  Not surprisingly considering Seth's general distaste for Wisconsin, the "coach" he interviewed absolutely slammed the Badgers including some harsh comments on Jordan...

Notes: Taylor Gets First-Team Nod

While the overall consensus from the Big Ten media was not as high on him as it was on some other conference point guards, the selection by the Big Ten coaches of Jordan Taylor to their All-Conference first team validates another special season for the Badgers' senior point guard.

Badgers' Taylor named All-Big Ten

MADISON, Wis. Even though Wisconsin point guard Jordan Taylor's statistics declined slightly during his senior season, Big Ten coaches were impressed enough that they still voted him as one of the conference's best players.Taylor was named a first-team All-Big Ten member by the coaches and a second-team selection by media members on Monday. Teammates Ryan Evans and Jared...

Bo Ryan and the Wisconsin Badgers stay perfect in Senior Day Games (Rapid Reaction)

                With a 70-56 win over the Fighting Illini, the Wisconsin Badgers’ Head Coach Bo Ryan is now 11-0 in Senior Day games at the Kohl Center. Seniors Jordan Taylor and Rob Wilson were magnificent with 24 combined points to help the Badgers (23-8, 12-6) end the regular season on a three-game winning streak. After losing eight of their last nine games, Illinois...

Jordan Taylor: Celebration of a Career

Wisconsin Basketball, especially under Bo Ryan, has always been know for three things: boring offense, great defense, and developing efficient, smart basketball players. Sunday's game against Illinois will be the last at the Kohl Center for Senior Point Guard Jordan Taylor. As we enter Senior night, let's take a look back at the remarkable career of Jordan Taylor. Taylor...

Badgers Send Seniors Out Victorious

#15 Wisconsin (23-8, 12-6 Big Ten) pulled out the sweep of Illinois (17-14, 6-12 Big Ten) with the 70-56 victory at the Kohl Center Sunday. Wisconsin has earned the #4 seed in the Big Ten tournament and will play the winner of the #5 and #12 seed Friday afternoon. Seniors Jordan Taylor and Rob Wilson said their goodbyes to the Wisconsin faithful with a great performance. Taylor...

The Floor General

Being member of a team that has won 91 games and counting over the last four seasons, senior point guard Jordan Taylor knows what it takes to win. Given Taylor’s eye-popping assist-to-turnover ratio and his ability to score at will, the Badgers have looked to him to lead and set the tone.

Mystery Big Ten Coach claims Bo Ryan and the Badgers ‘cheat the game’

              In a recent online article from Seth Davis of Sports Illustrated, a Big Ten coach or assistant anonymously claimed that the Wisconsin Badgers basketball team “cheats the game.” Prior to the juicy details of the article, which attempts to exploit the weaknesses of the power conference’s best teams, Davis warns that some entries may be overly negative or...

Senior Day Reflections

Wisconsin will honor its two seniors - Jordan Taylor and Rob Wilson - before and after Sunday's game against Illinois, but Taylor and associate head coach Greg Gard - who recruited both players to Madison - reflect on duo's tenure with the cardinal and white.

Illinois-Wisconsin Preview

Wisconsin already has clinched a bye in the upcoming Big Ten tournament and can't win the conference's regular-season title, making Sunday's home matchup with Illinois little more than a postseason tune-up. There's much more on the line for the Fighting Illini. Unlike Illinois, the 14th-ranked Badgers (22-8, 11-6) are a lock for the NCAA tournament. They can do...

Peaking at the Right Time

Pushing its winning streak to three games, senior Jordan Taylor and Rob Wilson made sure to keep pushing the momentum forward on their senior day, scoring a combined 24 points to lead No.14 Wisconsin to a 70-56 victory over Illinois Sunday.

Recap: Super Sendoff

In their last game at the Kohl Center, senior Jordan Taylor scored 16 points and Rob Wilson adds 8, as five players score at least eight points for No.14 Wisconsin in a 70-56 victory over Illinois Sunday in the regular season finale.

Inside the Locker Room: Illinois

Following its 70-56 victory over Illinois, Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan along with seniors Jordan Taylor and Rob Wilson, junior Jared Berggren and sophomore Josh Gasser address the media.
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