Road Reaction: Badgers 68, Golden Bears 56

Wisconsin's most difficult remaining nonconference test went off without a hitch Monday night at Haas Pavilion during a 68-56 victory against Cal. The Badgers won their fourth consecutive game to move to 11-1, while the Golden Bears dropped to 10-2. It was an impressive performance for a team that has lived up to the billing as the favorite to win the Big Ten regular season championship...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin-Milwaukee Preview

Wisconsin struggled to beat an in-state rival in its last time out, but that's not usually the case when it faces Milwaukee. The No. 5 Badgers look to bounce back from their worst offensive showing of the season and continue their dominance of the Panthers on Wednesday night. Wisconsin (8-1) is among the best defensive teams in the nation, allowing an average of 52.4 points and 39...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers not in the zone in ugly win over rival

MILWAUKEE -- As the final seconds ticked off the clock at the Bradley Center, Badgers guard Traevon Jackson playfully tried to steal the ball away from smiling teammate Nigel Hayes, who was dribbling out a 49-38 Wisconsin win over Marquette in the team's annual in-state rivalry game. It was just about the only defense the Badgers looked comfortable playing against Saturday. Given...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Badgers Basketball Preview: I-94 rivalry edition

The Matchup: No. 2 Wisconsin (7-1) at Marquette (4-3)When: Saturday, Dec. 6; 11:30am CTWhere: Milwaukee, WI; BMO Harris Bradley CenterTV: CBSRadio: Badger Radio NetworkLast Meeting: W, 70-64 at Kohl Center (12/7/13)All-Time Series: UW leads 65-55 Projected Starting Lineups: Marquette Golden Hilltoppers Warriors Gold Eagles (whatever they’re called today)G Matt Carlino ...
Via Madtown Badgers
22 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
24 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
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers Rally Against Georgetown; Championship Bound

Get to the next round. It’s what the Badgers needed to do, and it’s what they did. It just didn’t happen the way we have gotten used to. Bronson Koenig and Duje Dukan both shined off the bench as Wisconsin came back from a nine-point second half deficit to defeat a strong Georgetown team, 68-65. The Badgers move on to play Oklahoma in the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game...
Via Madtown Badgers
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers basketball to be part of 2016 Maui Invitational

The Wisconsin Badgers have really upped their presence in early-season tournaments as of late, and in 2016, the Badgers will continue that trend as is reporting the Badgers will be part of the 2016 Maui Invitational field. Connecticut, Georgetown, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, Oregon, and Tennessee will join Wisconsin as DI representatives. Chaminade, the Division...
Via Madtown Badgers
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin strolls past Boise State, 78-54

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Frank Kaminsky scored 26 points and No. 3 Wisconsin beat Boise State 78-54 on Saturday night. Nigel Hayes added 15 points for the Badgers (4-0), and Traevon Jackson had 11. Derrick Marks led Boise State (3-1) with 16 points. The Broncos were able to hang with Wisconsin early as they outrebounded the Badgers in the first half 14-13. Six of those were offensive...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers Basketball Preview: Green Bay edition

The Matchup: Green Bay (1-0) at Wisconsin (2-0)When: Wednesday, Nov. 19; 8pm CTWhere: Madison, WI (Kohl Center)TV: Big Ten NetworkRadio: Badger Radio NetworkLast Meeting: Wisconsin W 69-66 (11/16/2013)All-Time Series: Wisconsin leads 19-1 Projected Starting Lineups: Green Bay Phoenix G Keifer Sykes – Sr. 6-0 180 (22.0 ppg, 6.0 apg) G Carrington Love – Jr. 6-1 171 (8.0...
Via Madtown Badgers
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Ten Basketball Preview: #1 Wisconsin Badgers

I truly hate to say this, you know I do, but the Badgers are by far the best team in the conference and it isn't particularly close.  I just wrote about how Ohio State has all that crazy talent, but the Badgers were an excellent team last year and have basically the entire squad back.  This is usually where I might bash them for not having that much talent on paper and stuff, but...
Via Down with Goldy
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers Basketball Recap: Wisconsin blasts UW-Parkside in exhibition matchup

Following a historic run to the Final Four last season, the Wisconsin Badgers got to the business of creating its own story in the 2014-15 season on Wednesday night. In the first competitive game action of the season, the Badgers toppled in-state D2 foe Wisconsin-Parkside 77-40 in the lone exhibition game of the season. The Badgers got huge contributions from the main cast of characters...
Via Madtown Badgers
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Basketball: Previewing the Badgers roster

With the tip off the college basketball season just around the corner, Madison is buzzing with excitement about the potential of this year’s team.  Coming off of a thrilling Final Four run last year, the Wisconsin Badgers are well positioned to make another deep tournament push in the 2014-15 season.  Ranked in the top five in both the preseason AP and Coach’s Poll, Bo Ryan’s...
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio State Ranked 20th in First AP Top 25 Poll

The Associated Press has released it’s preseason top 25 poll and the Ohio State Buckeyes have found themselves ranked as one of top 25 schools to start the year for the sixth consecutive season. The Buckeyes, who were last left out of the Preseason AP Top 25 poll before the 2008-09 season, were selected by AP writers at the 20th team in the rankings. Ohio State has been consistently...
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October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers PG Traevon Jackson battle-tested, stronger heading into senior season

MADISON, Wis. -- Traevon Jackson never has been a player that lacked for confidence. If that were the case, he wouldn't have survived the scathing criticism that comes his way for playing point guard at a Big Ten power like Wisconsin. Jackson has felt that cynicism from fans for two years now as the Badgers' primary ball handler, sometimes even at home games. But as he prepares for...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

What the hill? Running with Wisconsin hoopsters humiliating, humbling experience

MADISON, Wis. -- On a cool, breezy and sun-splashed Monday afternoon, I arrived at Elver Park intent on concurring one of the most famous hills this city has to offer -- 125 feet of steep intimidation that has made men bigger and more athletic than me weak at the knees. The goal was to run alongside Wisconsin's men's basketball team for 12 hills as it continued a longstanding tradition...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Ten Insider – Wisconsin Expected to be a Title Contender, Ohio State and Michigan Have Potential but Unanswered Questions in 2014-15

The Big Ten has solidified itself as one of, if not the best conference in all of college basketball, and it doesn’t look as if that billing will change in the upcoming season. The league will be stacked with teams in the top 25 as the conference looks to have a team in the Final Four for a fourth straight year.  Wisconsin Should Contend for the National Title Again:Bo Ryan...
Via College Hoops Digest
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Basketball: Is Traevon Jackson the right fit at point guard?

For the past two years, Wisconsin has called Traevon Jackson their starting point guard. In that span he has accumulated 620 points, 218 rebounds, and 237 assists. With Jackson at the helm, Wisconsin reached it’s first Final Four since 2000. That said, Jackson has also provided fans with plenty face-palms. So many, that dare I say deserves a benching? That might be a little too...
April 15, 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 returning...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The 2013-14 Wisconsin Badgers Won’t Soon Be Forgotten

When Traevon Jackson’s attempt at a game-winning shot rattled out as time expired, the Wisconsin Badgers’ magical NCAA tournament run came to a bitter end. Just moments earlier, Kentucky’s Aaron Harrison buried a cold-blooded, go-ahead 3-pointer to give the Wildcats a 74-73 lead with 5.7 seconds remaining in the game. The clutch shot was just another in a remarkable tournament...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Despite disappointing ending, Badgers' memorable season was culture-changing

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Back in October, before the college basketball season began and before Wisconsin staked a claim as one of the very best programs in the nation, Badgers point guard Traevon Jackson spoke of trying to change a culture. Anybody who'd watched Wisconsin over the past decade or so knew the culture already was pretty darn good. But Jackson, in particular, was willing...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Unheralded reserves Koenig, Dukan nearly helped Badgers to win

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. Alas, Jackson...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

House of pain: Badgers suffer heartbreaking loss in Final Four

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Heartbreak is an opponent's go-ahead 3-point attempt rippling through the net with 5.7 seconds remaining in the biggest college basketball game Wisconsin's team has ever played. It is a pull-up jump shot from the Badgers' most clutch performer, Traevon Jackson, clanging off the rim as time expires to vaporize any last bastion of hope. It is the stunning finality...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Jackson, Badgers come up short in Final Four Loss ☆

Anyone else find the lyrics to “Build me up butter cup” are wee bit ironic at this point? Seriously folks, I don’t know how much more of this “we’re so close, yet so far away” bull crap I can take. For those who don’t know the lyrics, we’re referring to the lines that go as such, “Why do you build me up (build me up) Buttercup, baby; just to let me down (let me...
Via Madtown Badgers
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Kentucky’s Aaron Harrison Hits Game-Winning 3-Pointer Against Wisconsin

Last Sunday, Aaron Harrison hit a game-winning 3-pointer with less than three seconds left against Michigan, pushing Kentucky into the Final Four.  Tonight, against Wisconsin, Harrison hit a similar shot – okay, almost the same shot. With Kentucky down by one point, Harrison received the ball on the left wing. He paused for a second, and then fired a 3-pointer. It went through...
Via College Spun
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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