The heroic -- and unexpected -- play of reserves Bronson Koenig and Duje Dukan in the Final Four was almost enough for the Badgers to knock off Kentucky on Saturday.
Freshman Bronson Koenig and junior Duje Dukan gave a lift to Wisconsin in the Badgers' final game of the season, producing enough offense to keep UW breathing until the final seconds.
In last year’s National Championship Game, Michigan reserve Spike Albrecht became an instant star, scoring 17 first half points against Louisville. This year, it looks like another little-known Big Ten freshman guard is ready to break out on the sport’s biggest stage.
Wisconsin’s Bronson Koenig averages 3.3 points per game this season, and only had two double...
INDIANAPOLIS -- Sam Dekker was lounging on a chair in front of his locker late Friday night, when he turned to teammate Bronson Koenig with what seemed as if it might be a semi-serious question.
"Bronson," Dekker said, before pausing. "You hit the rim today?"
"No, actually I didn't," Koenig replied.
And then the two laughed because they couldn'...
MADISON, Wis. -- It's been said before that statistics don't lie. A basketball team, for example, is only as good as its record indicates. And a shooter is only as proficient as his percentage suggests.
There are, however, instances in which the numbers truly do not reflect the talent of a particular player. And there may be no better case study than with Wisconsin guard...
One of the three bench players Wisconsin relies on, true freshman Bronson Koenig continues to adjust his game to match the physical style of Big Ten play.
Nigel Hayes and Bronson Koenig don't want to be viewed as passive freshmen satisfied with making contributions both minimal and periodical.
With almost 20 games at Wisconsin, Hayes and Koenig believe they must play more efficiently and more consistently, beginning when No. 9 UW (16-2, 3-2 Big Ten) faces host Minnesota (14-5, 3-3) at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
"We know that we need...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM HOEHN Associated Press A pair of talented freshmen have exceeded expectations for Wisconsin, quelling coach Bo Ryan's preseason concerns by helping the undefeated Badgers climb to a No. 3 ranking.
''Will youth be served or will the youth get served? I don't know. We'll have to wait and see,'' Ryan said at the team's preseason...
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January 14, 2014
MADISON, Wis. -- Tremendous court vision and passing ability are usually among the first things that come to mind when describing Bronson Koenig's basketball talents. He is considered a pass-first point guard whose job is to create shot attempts for teammates, limit his own mistakes and play solid defense for Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan.
In other words, he is a playmaker first, a...
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MADISON, Wis. -- The Bronson Koenig during Wisconsin's open gyms this summer did not resemble the Bronson Koenig you read about in newspapers or saw in person during his high school days. That is to say, he wasn't nearly as good.
For a player of Koenig's caliber -- all-state, Associated Press Player of the Year -- this was particularly frustrating as he tried to make...