Found January 20, 2013 on
Fox Sports Wisconsin:
IOWA CITY, Iowa Five minutes had passed during Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan's postgame press conference when a reporter reminded him that no undefeated Big Ten teams remained in conference play.
Ryan, of course, didn't need a refresher. Not after what he saw on the court earlier in the night.
"Oh, rub it in," Ryan said after Wisconsin lost, 70-66, Saturday against Iowa in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
"Hang on to your hat," he continued. "It's going to be this kind of a year."
Anybody who thought a Big Ten team would go undefeated in the conference doesn't know much about college basketball. But perhaps the depth of the league is even stronger than some surmised, if that is possible, because all it took was five games before every team lost at least once.
Here's a short summary to jog your memory:
Michigan State, suddenly in first place by a half-game at 5-1, lost its first conference game at Minnesota, which lost to Indiana, which lost to...
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MADISON, Wis. The more George Marshall wanted to please Wisconsin's coaches early this season, the less he actually played in a manner that drew their approval. It was a catch-22 for Marshall, the Badgers' talented point guard, and he wasn't sure how to escape its clutches.
Marshall, a redshirt freshman, had been pegged as a player to watch dating to his days on Wisconsin...
Despite scoring 48 second-half points and getting a career-high 20 points from freshman George Marshall, Wisconsin's dreadful first half did in the Badgers, losing 70-66 to Iowa - the third straight defeat UW has suffered at the hands of the Hawkeyes and first of the Big Ten season.
As soon as it appears to get close to 100 percent, more injuries pop up to attack Wisconsin's depth. Not only will Frank Kaminsky miss his second straight game when Wisconsin takes on No.13 Michigan State Tuesday, the Badgers could be without George Marshall, as well.