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

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

Wisconsin looks to build on Final Four run with returning core

The Wisconsin locker room after Saturday night's Final Four loss to Kentucky was an emotional one, to say the least. Hugging, audible sobbing, very quiet. It was one of the most emotional locker rooms I've been in following a game. And then less than 30 minutes after leaving the locker room, this happened. Saturday was a brutal loss, no question. Getting to Bo Ryan'...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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...
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

PG Jackson making name for himself at Wisconsin

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Wisconsin point guard Traevon Jackson has one up on his famous father when it comes to accomplishments on the basketball court.
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Traevon Jackson's play pointing in the right direction for the Badgers

Turner Sports analyst Steve Kerr had a front-row seat to watch Wisconsin oust Baylor and Arizona in the NCAA West Regional to secure a berth in the Final Four. An outstanding shooting guard at Arizona from 1983-'88 who later was a part of five NBA championship teams, Kerr raved about the play of UW junior Frank Kaminsky, the Most Outstanding Player of the regional. Yet Kerr...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Basketball: Coaching clash between Bo Ryan and John Calipari

From a field that started with 68 teams now has been narrowed down to just 4. The Final Four teams heading to the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas are the Florida Gators, UConn Huskies, Wisconsin Badgers and the Kentucky Wildcats. March Madness as already exceeded all its expectations and come Saturday, college basketball fans better buckle up and prepare themselves for consecutive...
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

It Isn’t Easy Being Traevon Jackson of the Wisconsin Badgers

Being the son of a former NBA Lottery Pick, Big Ten Player of the Year, and Collegiate National Player Year is no easy task.  Since picking up a basketball Traevon Jackson has had higher expectations than most. Being the son of Jim Jackson made things tough on Jackson when on the hardwood. When going against a former NBA player’s son the stakes always seem a bit higher. Opponents...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

With spirit of Bo Ryan's dad with them, Badgers dance into Final Four

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- He would've danced the night away in the team locker room like a college kid, tears welling over his eyes and spilling uncontrollably down his cheeks. Those who knew William "Butch" Ryan well were certain of it. He would've embraced his son, tussled his hair and told him how proud he was of perhaps the greatest accomplishment of his lengthy coaching...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

On the Podium: Wisconsin

Before taking on Baylor Thursday in the Sweet 16 in Anaheim, Calif., Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan, along with players Ben Brust, Traevon Jackson and Frank Kaminsky address the media Wednesday.
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Time to Get Over Hating On Traevon Jackson ☆

If you step in to the social media realm or listen to local sports radio, chances are you know whom most fans least-favorite player is—Traevon Jackson. Over the past two years he’s been many a persons favorite scapegoat, but after what has gone down over the last few games, it’s time for those people to realize that Jackson is more help than hindrance to the Badgers. Whether...
Via Madtown Badgers
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers cruise in NCAA tourney opener

Well that was scary for about 10 minutes or so, but the Badgers did what nearly every No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament does—blow the doors off the No. 15 seed. Wisconsin went down early, but found their rhythm late in the first half en route to a 75-35 win in the second round contest.  The 40 point win was Wisconsin's largest margin of victory in the NCAA tournament, and...
Via Madtown Badgers
March 25, 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

Video: Oregon’s Calliste Pushes Wisconsin’s Jackson To The Ground

The 2-seed Wisconsin Badgers overcame a large deficit to knock off the 7-seed Oregon Ducks and earn themselves a berth in the Sweet 16. As expected, not all of the Ducks were happy about it. But with 0.6 seconds left, Oregon’s Jason Calliste took his frustration too far. With the game in hand for the Badgers, Calliste fouled Wisconsin’s Traevon Jackson in frustration, starting...
Via College Spun
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Oregon’s Jason Calliste Shoves Wisconsin’s Traevon Jackson

Oregon guard Jason Calliste shoved Wisconsin guard Traevon Jackson with time running out in their March Madness game.
Via Gamedayr
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Wisconsin’s Players Seem Very Loose Ahead Of Matchup With Oregon

Saturday night, the Wisconsin basketball team has a very important game against Oregon in the third round of the NCAA Tournament. But judging from the below clip, it doesn’t look like the Badgers are feeling much pressure. Check out the below Instagram video, posted by the school, that shows the players messing around in the locker room after practice. It features Traevon Jackson...
Via College Spun
March 22, 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...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

American Hustle

Led by a game-high 18 points from junior Traevon Jackson, Wisconsin - the number two seed in the West Region - unleashes a 60-9 run to throttle 15th-seed American, 75-35, in the second round of the NCAA tournament at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee.
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Basketball: Badgers earn a no. 2 seed in the West region

The question that is in the back of every Wisconsin basketball fans mind is will this finally be the Badgers’ year? Of course, almost every college basketball program and their fans could be asking that same question about their teams as they enter the 2014 NCAA Tournament. What differentiates these Badgers’ from the rest of the field is that this is arguably head coach Bo Ryan’s...
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Basketball: Badgers land two seed in Milwaukee

Bo Ryan and his Badgers are smiling. Well, at least his players are. Yet again the Badgers will dance in March. A tradition that’s lasted for 16 years (13 led by Ryan). A tradition only six schools can top. A tradition that includes five conference championships with over 350 wins. A tradition that always ends in defeat. Sixteen appearances; zero championships. Bo’s titless-era...
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Spiritually renewed, Jackson's off-court growth inspires on-court gain

MADISON, Wis. -- During the nights when everything hurt most, when basketball felt like a chore and the voices in his head dredged up old insecurities insisting he wasn't good enough, Traevon Jackson sunk deeper into despair. He had been so strong-willed from a young age, able to pull himself out of these funks and quell his fears by staying in the gym hoisting jump shots and...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Kaminsky, No. 9 Wisconsin handle Purdue 76-70

MADISON, Wis. -- Frank Kaminsky scored 22 points, Traevon Jackson added 14 and No. 9 Wisconsin finished off its home schedule with a 76-70 victory over Purdue on Wednesday night. Kaminsky, a 7-footer who can shoot from the perimeter, went 4 of 5 from 3-point range for the Badgers (25-5, 12-5 Big Ten), who won their eighth straight thanks in large part to shooting 48 percent from...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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