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Brust, Taylor added to Milwaukee Bucks Summer League roster

The Milwaukee Bucks announced its official 2014 NBA Summer League roster on Thursday, and it will be a Badger backcourt reunion. Recently graduated shooting guard Ben Brust and his former backcourt mate Jordan Taylor were both invited to be part of the team heading to Las Vegas. Milwaukee’s opening game will be July 11th and they will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers. It will be...
Via Madtown Badgers
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Basketball: Biggest games of 2014-15

It might just be that time to talk Badger hoops again. Yeah; the shot to gut Aaron Harrison delivered two months ago still hurts. It’s time however, to shake it off and look forward to what’s to come for the 2014-15 season. Wisconsin will be a favorite to win the Big Ten with sights on surpassing last year’s Final Four loss. There have been some big games scheduled so far....
Via isportsweb.com
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Brust shows Bucks his stuff

Ben Brust admitted he's still getting over it. The NCAA Tournament ride for the Wisconsin Badgers was a thriller. Now it's on to new challenges for the sharpshooting guard, who helped his team reach the Final Four with a remarkable postseason run. So here Brust was on Friday afternoon, going through the paces at the Cousins Center in the Milwaukee Bucks' first draft...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Basketball: Ben Brust isn’t done yet

The 2014 draft class is absolutely loaded full of mega-athletes. Studs like Andrew Wiggins and Aaron Gordon who’s talent, along with size, reign supreme amongst the NCAA. Then there’s Ben Brust; the 6-foot-1, 196 pound sharpshooter out of Wisconsin. Brust, who graduates this spring, now enters his final stage of competitive hoops. Every team needs a sharp shooter, and for the...
Via isportsweb.com
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers coming out favorably in early top-25 predictions

The college basketball season has barely been polished off, and already there is talk looking ahead to 2014-15. If you're a Wisconsin basketball fan, you should be lapping up all the (way too) early top-25 predictions because the Badgers are included in just about everybody's national top-5 rankings. And who could blame them? With seven of the top eight players in the rotation...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Recap: Crusher

Despite 15 points from Ben Brust and Sam Dekker, Wisconsin was done in by Aaron Harrison's game-winning three-pointer with 5.7 seconds left, propelling No.8 Kentucky over No.2 Wisconsin, 74-73, in the national semifinals Saturday night.
Via wisconsin.scout.com
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Final Four: 4 Team Player Interview

Julius Randle (Kentucky), Ben Brust (Wisconsin), Niels Giffey (UConn), and Scottie Wilbekin(Florida) met with the national media on Thursday to discuss various aspects of the upcoming Final Four. Here is the video from that media session.
Via florida.scout.com
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers leave with good feeling after second-half rally past Oregon

MILWAUKEE -- The time for a lengthy rah-rah speech was long past gone. Bo Ryan only had a few minutes with his team in the locker room anyway, and little was left to say. After more than five months and nearly 35 games, players understood the objective and the significance of failing to achieve their goals. Here was Wisconsin, trailing by 12 points at halftime Saturday night against...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Brust makes historic 3 at best possible moment for Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE -- Ben Brust just doesn't want to take the Wisconsin uniform off for the final time. With his team down 12 at halftime, the senior told himself he had to do whatever it takes to keep playing. After a scramble in which the Badgers grabbed three offensive rebounds, Traevon Jackson found Brust on the right wing for a 3-pointer that put Wisconsin up for good in its 85-77...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Record Breaker Breaks Oregon

Senior Ben Brust waited until the wait moment to break the school's career 3-point mark, hitting the go-ahead shot with 1:07 remaining to give second-seed Wisconsin a lead it wouldn't relinquished in its third-round game against Oregon.
Via wisconsin.scout.com
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin wins 85-77 thriller over Oregon

MILWAUKEE -- In a test of tempos, Wisconsin delivered the knockout punch. Ben Brust hit a 3-pointer with 1:07 left and the second-seeded Badgers overcame seventh-seeded Oregon's transition game for a thrilling 85-77 win Saturday night to get into the Sweet 16. Brust's clutch 3 from the corner gave the Badgers (28-7) the lead for good in a clash of styles played before a boisterous...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin roars back in second half, fights off Oregon

MILWAUKEE -- Ben Brust hit a 3-pointer with 1:07 left and second-seeded Wisconsin overcame seventh-seeded Oregon for a thrilling 85-77 win Saturday night to get into the Sweet 16.
Via FOXSports.com
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

As career nears close, senior Brust rains down 3-pointers

MILWAUKEE -- Ben Brust recognizes the next Wisconsin loss will end his college basketball playing career. And so, the Badgers' senior sharpshooter is doing whatever he can to put off that fate for another game, another weekend. On Thursday, that meant Brust was center stage again, scoring from various angles around the 3-point line. Brust buried four 3s and scored 17 points....
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

After early scare, Badgers stay calm to blow out American

MILWAUKEE -- A pro-Wisconsin crowd rose to its feet, noise swelling with apprehension and desperation. It was the kind of anguished plea that comes only when something meaningful is on the line, with a sense that the outcome is in jeopardy of slipping away. The madness of March had descended into the Bradley Center, and here was 15th-seeded American, with its deliberate Princeton...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Brust, 3-Pointers Boost Wisconsin

Helping ignite Wisconsin in the first half with eight straight points, senior Ben Brust and his 17 points were a major contributor in the Badgers' 75-35 win Thursday afternoon.
Via wisconsin.scout.com
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers’ second half today a thing of beauty that resulted in a rout

Today in the round of 64 of this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament, the Wisconsin Badgers showed exactly why they are a two seed in the West region and a legitimate final four threat. In defeating the 15-seed American University Eagles, the Badgers were dominant for the final 30 minutes of play in a way that didn’t seem possible after the first ten. Halfway through the...
Via Players View
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin 83, Minnesota 57

Ben Brust scored a career-high 29 points as the Badgers routed the Gophers for their ninth win in the last 10 games in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament in Indianapolis. Freshman Nigel Hayes poured in 15 points off the bench for No. 2 seed Wisconsin (26-6), which shot 54.5 percent and will meet second-seeded Michigan State in Saturday's semifinals. Bronson Koenig hit...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Brust carries Badgers to rout of Gophers

Evidently motivated by his last opportunity to win a Big Ten championship, senior guard Ben Brust scored a career-high 29 points to push No.12 Wisconsin to a wire-to-wire 83-57 victory over border-rival Minnesota Friday night in a Big Ten tournament quarterfinal.
Via wisconsin.scout.com
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 12 Wisconsin runs away from Minnesota, 83-57

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Ben Brust scored a career-high 29 points and Frank Kaminsky had 12 rebounds to lead No. 12 Wisconsin to an 83-57 rout over Minnesota 83-57 in Friday's Big Ten tournament quarterfinals. The second-seeded Badgers (26-6) have won nine of 10 and will face No. 22 Michigan State or 11th-seeded Northwestern in Saturday's semifinals. Minnesota (20-13) was led...
Via Fox Sports North
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 12 Wisconsin runs away from Minnesota, 83-57

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Ben Brust scored a career-high 29 points and Frank Kaminsky had 12 rebounds to lead No. 12 Wisconsin to an 83-57 rout over Minnesota 83-57 in Friday's Big Ten tournament quarterfinals. The second-seeded Badgers (26-6) have won nine of 10 and will face No. 22 Michigan State or 11th-seeded Northwestern in Saturday's semifinals. Minnesota (20-13) was led...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Brust, Freshmen deliver Ryan's 700th win in Big Ten Tourney Opener

Wisconsin and Minnesota may have split the regular season series, but there was little doubt left as to who was the better team on Friday night. The Badgers fed off of Sam Dekker's hot start and never looked back in an 83-57 victory over the hated Gophers.  The win was head coach Bo Ryan's 700th career win, making him just one of five active coaches to reach that mark...
Via Madtown Badgers
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Recap: Slamming the Gophers

Senior Ben Brust scored a career-high 29 points, one of four players in double figures, as No.12 Wisconsin throttled Minnesota, 83-57, Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, giving head coach Bo Ryan is 700th career victory.
Via wisconsin.scout.com
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Brust’s Legacy at Wisconsin

When the final buzzer sounded in Wisconsin’s 76-70 win over Purdue on Wednesday night, it meant that Evan Anderson, Zach Bohannon, and Ben Brust had played the final game of their careers at the Kohl Center. Anderson (technically a redshirt junior), Bohannon, and Brust were all honored following their final home game in a Senior Night ceremony that included a nice tribute video featuring...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Brust's got (all-around) game after four seasons at UW

As his freshman year dragged on with little promise, Ben Brust pored over the review sheets handed out after each of Wisconsin's games and grew increasingly frustrated. Led by Jon Leuer and Jordan Taylor, UW was winning in 2010-'11 and eventually reached the Sweet 16. Brust, whose lone asset was his perimeter shot, was sitting and watching. "I got sick of not being...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Juniors steal the show in Badgers Senior Night win over Purdue

Well, that wasn't as difficult as the score indicated, and that means seniors Ben Brust, Zach Bohannon and Evan Anderson went out winners in their final home contest in a Badger uniform. They can thank junior forward Frank Kaminsky, as he poured in a game high 22 points in Wisconsin's 76-70 win over Purdue.  It marked UW's first eight game Big Ten winning streak...
Via Madtown Badgers
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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