Sam Dekker did not have much faith in Wisconsin on his tourney bracket

Former Wisconsin star Sam Dekker’s NCAA Tournament bracket was shown on the video board at the Houston Rockets’ game Wednesday evening.  The former Badger wasn’t too optimistic about his alma mater's chances of going deep this season.  Dekker has No. 7 seed Wisconsin losing in the Sweet 16.  Sam Dekker's bracket was just shown on the video board. He had Wisconsin losing...
Via College Spun
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Sam Dekker shoots down Twitter troll

Villanova advanced to the Sweet 16 by way of an 87-68 victory over Iowa on Sunday. Among those who enjoyed the loss of Iowa was Sam Dekker, who spent three years playing against the Hawkeyes in the Big Ten as a member of the Wisconsin Badgers. With Iowa down big, Dekker decided to throw a little salt in the wound of his former opponents with the following tweet.  Time for Iowa...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Sam Dekker's mom hilariously trolls him about not graduating

Sam Dekker’s a millionaire. He’s in the NBA, living a life most dream about, and will likely be set up for the rest of his life.  The former Wisconsin star forward isn’t a college graduate, though. He chose to leave the Badgers program early.  His mother apparently likes to remind him of the fact that he doesn’t have a degree. Take a look at their text exchange, which...
Via College Spun
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Sam Dekker calls out analysts for criticizing Big Ten

By Matt Lombardi This college basketball season, most analysts agreed that the Big Ten, overall, was a bit down. The Big 12 and the ACC, whether right or wrong, were generally accepted as the two best conferences in the country. After watching Michigan State take down Louisville to reach the Final Four, Wisconsin forward Sam Dekker decided to drop a rather sarcastic line about the...
Via College Spun
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Sam Dekker's hot shooting sends Wisconsin to Final Four

By Matt Lombardi Wisconsin forward Sam Dekker put on one of the most impressive performances in Elite Eight history Saturday night, pouring in 27 points on 8-of-11 shooting, including five 3-pointers. The final dagger, which came with the Badgers holding an 81-76 lead with 20 seconds to go, even got Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers off of his feet. Check it out: Dekker...
Via College Spun
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Sam Dekker scores career high after Aaron Rodgers' challenge

By Larry Brown Credit Aaron Rodgers with an assist in Wisconsin’s 79-72 win over North Carolina in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. The star of the game was Badgers junior forward Sam Dekker, who posted a career-high 23 points and added 10 rebounds in the victory. He also helped solidify the win by making a beautiful layup on a sweet low post move with just over...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker Celebrates Win By Punching Ball Into Teammate’s Head (Video)

Sam Dekker’s Wisconsin teammates should take cover when the Badgers forward is celebrating a win. Wisconsin defeated Georgetown 68-65 on Thanksgiving in Paradise Island, Bahamas, to advance to the Battle 4 Atlantis Finals. But it wasn’t sunshine and rainbows for all of the Badgers when Dekker began flexing, slamming the ball onto the court before eventually punching the ball...
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Basketball: The importance of Dekker and Kaminsky

One of the few positives to come from Wisconsin’s Final Four falloff is that Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky’s announced they would be returning to the university for the 2014-15 season. A reassuring move to fans since both player’s had been climbing up the ranks has potential draft picks. Don’t exhale just yet Wisconsin. The two have until Tuesday to change their minds. Although...
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Basketball: Preview against top-seeded Arizona

Bo Ryan is a victory away from his first Final Four appearance. The only accomplishment yet for Bo to achieve is reaching the pinnacle of college basketball. 2014 seems to be the year that Ryan can do it; as long as history doesn’t repeat itself. Wisconsin’s trip through the Western region will conclude tonight as the Badgers take on one-seed Arizona. Through seven weeks this...
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers plan to crank up defense versus rival Gophers

MADISON, Wis. -- Sam Dekker had no qualms following Tuesday's practice with offering a blunt assessment of Wisconsin's defensive performance against Minnesota when the teams met three weeks ago in Minneapolis. "That was pretty bad," Dekker said. That's also putting it mildly. During Minnesota's 81-68 victory against Wisconsin on Jan. 22, the Gophers shot 58.9 percent from the field...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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