ARLINGTON, Texas -- If the shot drops and Wisconsin wins, the story of heroes shifts dramatically.
If Traevon Jackson buries the pull-up jumper Saturday night as time expires, he is revered as the most clutch shooter in Badgers history. Meanwhile, the performances of reserves Bronson Koenig and Duje Dukan to keep Wisconsin close then become more than afterthoughts.
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.
Duje Dukan's role has shrunk this season with the emergence of Nigel Hayes, but the junior still found a way to make an impact in Wisconsin's third-round victory over Oregon.
Josh Gasser and Duje Dukan watched from the bench a season ago as Wisconsin struggled to find consistency from the 3-point and free throw line. In the 2013-14 season opener, both players made those two areas a strength, leading the 20th-ranked Badgers to an 86-75 win over St. John's at the Sanford Pentagon.
MADISON, Wis. -- Maybe it's a stretch to suggest coming down with mononucleosis was the best thing to ever happen to Duje Dukan. When he dropped 16 pounds, missed two weeks of school, saw his throat swell like a grapefruit and couldn't ingest much more than fruit smoothies, it sure didn't feel like some type of blessing.
In some respects, however, Dukan is thankful things...
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...
Our countdown rolls on and today we look at #13 Duje Dukkan with 13 days until Badger hoops tip off! Yes, we know it's actually 12 days, so sue us... We're a day behind!!
Dukan averaged just 3.2 minutes last year. He was considered the 5th man in the Badgers' frontcourt behind Berggren, Evans, Bruesewitz and Kaminsky. With Same Dekker coming on to the team...
Losing guards Ben Brust and Josh Gasser along with Duje Dukan, Wisconsin basketball is targeting playing of talent south of the state line to fill the void. Badger Nation looks at the class of 2014.