Found November 26, 2012 on
Fox Sports Wisconsin:
MADISON, Wis. For as long as Sam Dekker has been playing basketball, he's been a scorer. Pull-ups over smaller players, dribble drives to the rim against bigger players, the results have all been the same: ball through hoop.
Dekker, Wisconsin's standout freshman forward, has created a simple formula, really. If you have the confidence to take the shot, there's a good chance you'll make the shot. So perhaps we shouldn't be surprised by the tremendous impact Dekker has made on the Badgers in just six games.
"It's been something I've been able to do my whole life," Dekker said. "Just put the ball in the hoop. It's just something that comes naturally to me."
Dekker, the 6-foot-7 Sheboygan native, is third on the team in scoring (11.5 points per game) despite coming off the bench and playing the seventh-most minutes on the team. He leads the Badgers among players in the regular rotation in 3-point shooting percentage at 50 percent (...
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Down 11 points at halftime, true freshman Sam Dekker led the second-half resurgence, scoring a career-high 19 points to lead Wisconsin past Arkansas, 77-70, in the third-place game of the Las Vegas Invitational.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Overcoming an 11-point halftime deficit, Sam Dekker fueled the Badgers and scored 19 points to lead Wisconsin past Arkansas 77-70 in the third-place game of the Las Vegas Invitational on Saturday night.
In addition to Dekker's play, Ryan Evans had 12 points and seven rebounds for Wisconsin (4-2). Jared Berggren added 10 points, nine rebounds and five blocks...
Career touchdown leader Montee Ball of Wisconsin was selected the Big Ten's top running back for the second straight year and was a first-team all-conference pick by both the coaches and media.
The announcement Monday came two days after he became the NCAA's all-time leader in touchdowns. He set the record with his 79th TD when he scored on a 17-yard run Saturday against...
Montee Ball continues to break records and earn awards and on Monday he was announced as the Big Ten's Ameche-Dayne RB of the Year award winner. Joining Ball as a position award winner was TE Jacob Pederson who earned the Kwalick-Clark TE of the Year Award. Those awards also came on the heels of Ball, Pederson and five other teammates being named 1st team all-Big Ten by the...
Wisconsin took the ball and ran away with another Big Ten title.
Montee Ball ran for 202 yards and three touchdowns and the Badgers scored seven touchdowns on their first nine possessions, blowing out No. 14 Nebraska 70-31 to win their third straight, and most improbable, Big Ten title on Saturday night.
Wisconsin will be the first five-loss team to play in the Rose Bowl and is...
Finished conference play with a league-best 1,168 rushing yards, averaging 146.0 rushing yards per game, and 15 touchdowns, senior Montee Ball was one of two Wisconsin players named the best at their position in the Big Ten.
Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema understands a lot of people believe his Badgers don't deserve to be playing in the Big Ten championship game.
Asked if he's insulted by the sentiment, he says he's not.
''I appreciate the question and understand it totally,'' he said Sunday. ''I think there are 10 teams out there in the Big Ten that would love to...