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Junior Ben Brust had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 23 Wisconsin scored the first 19 points in an 87-47 rout of Southeastern Louisiana in a season opener Sunday.
Jared Berggren led the Badgers with 19 points and fellow senior Mike Bruesewitz added 10 in a 13-minute appearance. Bruesewitz cut his lower right leg during practice Oct. 9 and returned Friday.
Redshirt freshman George Marshall, starting at point guard for Wisconsin with junior Josh Gasser out for the season because of a torn knee, hit a 3-pointer 13 seconds into the game to set the tone.
Dre Evans had 13 points for Southeastern Louisiana, which missed its first five shots and committed four turnovers before Todd Nelson's 3-pointer 7:21 into the game.
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MADISON, Wis. For a fleeting moment that surely felt like much longer, Mike Bruesewitz wondered if he would ever play basketball again. He lay on the court with a horrifying gash across his right leg, bone protruding through a pool of blood, just days before he was supposed to begin his senior season at the University of Wisconsin.
If this was the end, it sure seemed like a cruel...
MADISON, Wis. University of Wisconsin forward Duje Dukan announced on Sunday that he would take a redshirt season in 2012-13 for the men's basketball program, citing lingering effects of having mononucleosis during the fall.
Dukan, a junior, played 13 minutes during Wisconsin's 96-44 exhibition victory against UW-Oshkosh on Wednesday night. He made 1 of 3 shots from the...
Senior forward Jared Berggren led all scorers with 19 points while junior guard Ben Brust registered his first career double-double as No.23 Wisconsin started the 2012-13 season with a bang, coasting past Southeastern Louisiana, 87-47, at the Kohl Center.
Entering his 41st year of coaching, Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said he doesn't get nervous, alarmed or excited when people use the word "replace" when referring to his basketball team.
"It is amazing how young men step up,'' Ryan said. "I have all the faith in the world that that is going to happen with this group.''
They are going to have to...
MADISON, Wis. Wisconsin running back Montee Ball has drawn national attention for having an innate ability to dart around or bulldoze through defenders on his way to the end zone. During his college football career, he has done it with a frequency surpassed by only one man.
But what type of player would Ball be if he were a linebacker? Strange as it may sound, it's a position...
Wisconsin running back Montee Ball has passed 1998 Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams for second place on the career touchdown list.
Ball now has 76 career scores. Williams finished his career at Texas with 75. Travis Prentice of Miami (Ohio) holds the Football Bowl Subdivision record with 78 scores.
And the Badgers senior wasted no time getting started Saturday at Indiana.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - No matter the situation or the makeup of his team, Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema likes to deliver a poignant message the night before a game to serve a purpose. Whether it's to motivate his squad or to deliver a teaching point, the message Friday night was simple: opportunity.Leading up to Wisconsin'schance to clinch a spot in the Big Ten championship game...
The Wisconsin Badgers have clinched a berth in the Big Ten championship game for the second year in a row. And even though it won't finish with the...