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Re-Ranking the Top 25: Significant Stats

Let’s face it: college basketball polls are pretty meaningless. They’re essentially hype machines, having no bearing on the season. So to poke fun at college basketball’s incessant need to rank things, we’ll re-rank the AP top 25 according to other criteria. We’re about a quarter of the way through the college basketball season. Every Division I team has played at least...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Beyond the Box Score: Wisconsin 68, California 56

I’ll be honest. I was a little worried about the game last night. Cal has an underrated team and would definitely want to prove that by knocking off the sixth ranked team in the country. Add into the mix it’s a west coast game with a late start after a weeklong layoff and the recipe for upset was brewing. And I was wrong. The Badgers took control early, and held off a couple...
Via Madtown Badgers
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Back from exams, No. 6 Wisconsin sharp vs. California

  Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan has seen plenty of teams hit the road after a break for finals and come out flat. Nigel Hayes helped make sure the Badgers weren't one of them. Hayes controlled the game inside with 17 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 6 Wisconsin returned from a nine-day layoff to beat California 68-56 on Monday night. ''You just have to keep planning and working and hope...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers trounce Cal in return from Finals break

After a nine-day layoff for Finals, the No. 6 Wisconsin Badgers went out West to take on the Cal Golden Bears in the last big test before Big Ten Play. The Badgers (11-1) went out and took care of business on the basketball court, defeating Cal (10-2) 68-56 in front of its home crowd. Wisconsin was led by the double-double effort of sophomore forward Nigel Hayes, who had 17 points...
Via Madtown Badgers
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers return strong with win over Golden Bears

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Nigel Hayes had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 6 Wisconsin returned from a nine-day break to beat California 68-56 on Monday night. Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky added 14 points apiece in the first game for the Badgers (11-1) since beating Nicholls State 86-43 on Dec. 13. Tyrone Wallace scored 17 points and Jordan Mathews added 15 for the Golden Bears...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 6 Wisconsin beats California 68-56

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Nigel Hayes had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 6 Wisconsin returned from a nine-day break to beat California 68-56 on Monday night. Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky added 14 points apiece in the first game for the Badgers (11-1) since beating Nicholls State 86-43 on Dec. 13. Tyrone Wallace scored 17 points and Jordan Mathews added 15 for the Golden Bears ...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers return strong with win over Golden Bears

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Nigel Hayes had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 6 Wisconsin returned from a nine-day break to beat California 68-56 on Monday night. Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky added 14 points apiece in the first game for the Badgers (11-1) since beating Nicholls State 86-43 on Dec. 13. Tyrone Wallace scored 17 points and Jordan Mathews added 15 for the Golden Bears...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers Basketball Preview: Cal Golden Bears edition

The Matchup: No. 5 Wisconsin (10-1) at Cal (9-1)When: Monday, Dec. 22; 8pm CTWhere: Berkley, CA; Haas PavilionTV: ESPN2Radio: Badger Radio NetworkLast Meeting: UW won 81-56 (12/2/12) in MadisonAll-Time Series: Cal leads 5-3 Projected Starting Lineups: Cal Golden Bears:G Jordan Matthews — So. 6-3, 205 (13.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg)G Tyrone Wallace — Jr. 6-5, 200 (19.5 ppg, 8.9 rpg...
Via Madtown Badgers
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Statement sent: Judging by his play Saturday, Badgers' Dekker feeling fine

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...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dekker scores 17 as No. 5 Wisconsin rolls over Nicholls St.

  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...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin rolls past Nicholls State

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- 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. The game was over early. Wisconsin shot 70 percent...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin rolls past Nicholls State

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Sam Dekker scored 17 points 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. The game was over early. Wisconsin shot 70 percent from...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers knock out Nicholls early in 86-43 win

Nicholls came in to this game overmatched on paper, and it took just three minutes to figure out it was overmatched on the court as well. No. 5 Wisconsin took a 2-0 lead and never looked back, winning 86-43, and grabbing its 10th win of the season (10-1). It was just what the doctor ordered as the Badgers head in to finals week, as nearly everyone on the roster was involved. Wisconsin...
Via Madtown Badgers
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin makes quick work of Milwaukee in 93-54 victory

It was the Same Dekker and Frank Kaminsky show in Milwaukee on Wednesday night, as the Badgers cruised to a 93-54 victory. With the win, the No. 5 Badgers moved to 9-1 on the season and have swept the city of Milwaukee for the second year in a row. Wisconsin’s 39-point victory was the largest road win in program history during non-conference play, besting the 38-point win UW had...
Via Madtown Badgers
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Fifth-ranked Wisconsin routs UW-Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Frank Kaminsky scored 18 points and Sam Dekker added 17 as fifth-ranked Wisconsin continued its dominance over in-state rival Wisconsin-Milwaukee with an easy 93-54 victory on Wednesday night. The Badgers (9-1) extended their winning streak over the Panthers to 22 consecutive games and their series lead to 31-1, completing a five-day Milwaukee sweep. Wisconsin defeated...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Fifth-ranked Wisconsin routs UW-Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Frank Kaminsky scored 18 points and Sam Dekker added 17 as fifth-ranked Wisconsin continued its dominance over in-state rival Wisconsin-Milwaukee with an easy 93-54 victory on Wednesday night. The Badgers (9-1) extended their winning streak over the Panthers to 22 consecutive games and their series lead to 31-1, completing a five-day Milwaukee sweep. Wisconsin defeated...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Kaminsky, Dekker lead No. 5 Wisconsin over Milwaukee

  Frank Kaminsky scored 18 points and Sam Dekker added 17 as fifth-ranked Wisconsin continued its dominance over in-state rival Wisconsin-Milwaukee with an easy 93-54 victory on Wednesday night. The Badgers (9-1) extended their winning streak over the Panthers to 22 consecutive games and their series lead to 31-1, completing a five-day Milwaukee sweep. Wisconsin defeated Marquette...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 5 Wisconsin tops Milwaukee 93-54

MILWAUKEE (AP) Frank Kaminsky scored 18 points and Sam Dekker added 17 as fifth-ranked Wisconsin continued its dominance over in-state rival Wisconsin-Milwaukee with an easy 93-54 victory on Wednesday night. The Badgers (9-1) extended their winning streak over the Panthers to 22 consecutive games and their series lead to 31-1, completing a five-day Milwaukee sweep. Wisconsin defeated...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Hobbled by ankle, Dekker not using injury as excuse for underperformance

MADISON, Wis. -- Sam Dekker acknowledges he'd prefer not to discuss the lingering left ankle injury that has kept him from playing at full strength for Wisconsin this season. "Everything's good right now," Dekker said following Monday's practice. "That's all I really should say about that." But there is more to be said -- and more Dekker did say -- because of the way in which the...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
15 days ago  |  Discuss

After Duke disappointment, Badgers must move on to Marquette

MADISON, Wis. -- The calm following the storm arrived Thursday when Wisconsin's team returned to practice roughly 15 hours after suffering an 80-70 home loss against Duke in what some considered the nonconference college basketball matchup of the season.          And a day later, the national media members, the camera crews and 17,279 spectators were all gone. What remained...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Beyond the Box Score: Duke 80, Wisconsin 70

The game sure lived up to its billing. Too bad it wasn’t the result we were looking for. The 4th ranked Duke Blue Devils came into Madison and gave the 2nd ranked Badgers their first loss of the young season. Even with the loss, the B1G still won the ACC/B1G Challenge 8-6. Let’s jump into the box score and see what we can learn. Duke shot 65% from the field including 58% from...
Via Madtown Badgers
20 days ago  |  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...
Via NESN.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Beyond the Box Score: Wisconsin 68, Georgetown 65

Last night we gave a recap of the big semifinal win in the Bahamas. Today let’s dig a little deeper into that box score. As we mentioned last night, this was a great team win. It was a nice test as the previous five teams gave little resistance to the Badgers. Having to come back against a good team is what Wisconsin needed early in this season. Bronson Koenig and Duje Dukan combined...
Via Madtown Badgers
26 days ago  |  Discuss

FAIL: Wisconsin's Sam Dekker Celebrates ..... Punches Basketball into Teammate's Head

Wisconsin's Sam Dekker celebrates a win against Georgetown..by punching the ball...which smacks the head of a teammate. [Bleacher]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin's Sam Dekker punches basketball into teammate's head during celebration (VIDEO)

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.
Via The Other Paper
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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