MADISON, WIS. -- After practice earlier this week, Badgers forward Sam Dekker said he really didn't want to keep talking about his sprained ankle and how the injury was affecting his play.
Since then, Dekker's let his game do the talking, and it has spoken volumes about how he's feeling.
Dekker, who scored a game-high 17 points, led No. 5 Wisconsin (10-1) to an 86-43 win over woefully...
Sam Dekker scored 17 points to and No. 5 Wisconsin dispatched Nicholls State on Saturday 86-43.
Josh Gasser had 14 points, while Nigel Hayes added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Badgers (10-1). Frank Kaminsky and Vitto Brown scored 10 apiece.
Nicholls State (1-5) was led by Amin Torres with 14 points.
Dekker had been bothered by an ankle injury and was held to just five...
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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...
The Wisconsin Badgers got a big 68-65 win on Thanksgiving over the Georgetown Hoyas, helping them advance to the Battle 4 Atlantis Finals.Wisconsin's Sam Dekker was so happy after the final buzzer he slammed the ball down before inadvertently punching it into teammate Nigel Hayes face.If Hayes is wearing a protective face mask in the finals, we'll know who to blame.
Hyped Wisconsin player Sam Dekker hit his teammate in the head with the basketball after defeating Georgetown.
It is finally here. The Wisconsin Badgers raised last year’s Final Four banner and got their much anticipated 2014-15 campaign under way. You could feel the buzz around the sold-out Kohl Center as the stadium stayed packed full until the final buzzer. The Badgers did not disappoint the juiced up crowd, starting their season off on right foot by doubling up the Northern Kentucky...
Standout forward Sam Dekker will be in the lineup for No. 3 Wisconsin on Friday for the Badgers' nonconference opener against Northern Kentucky.
With all but one significant contributor back from last season's Final Four team, the only question for Wisconsin was whether Dekker's ailing ankle would be well enough for him to play.
He says he is good to go.
Dekker, 6-foot-9 junior...
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November 12, 2014
For most college basketball players, much of the offseason is spent in the weight room. This is apparently especially true of Wisconsin forward Sam Dekker. Dekker, who averaged 12.4 points and 6.1 rebounds a game as a sophomore last season, checked in at 6-foot-8, 220 pounds in 2013-14. He’s gotten bigger and, most likely, a lot stronger. #Badgers Summer conditioning is in...
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...
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...