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Wisconsin Badgers

Good wins: vs. Maryland (Neutral), vs. Duke, vs. Purdue, vs. Ohio State, vs. Michigan State Bad losses: at UW-Green Bay Strengths Coaching: Bo Ryan, in his ninth season in Madison, has taken the Badgers to the NCAA Tournament each season, including one Elite 8 appearance and two Sweet Sixteens. He also has led the Badgers… more »

Big Ten Midseason Report

Depending on the week, time of day or whether the sky is filled with cirrus or cumulonimbus clouds, the Big Ten is either having a great year, a good year, or a down year. The same can be said about nearly all of the teams in the conference. At one point, many prognosticators had seven… more »

Wisconsin 73, Duke 69

Wisconsin scored a big victory for both its program and the Big Ten conference on Wednesday night. The Badgers upset No. 5 Duke 73-69 on the final day of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, all but clinching the Big Ten’s first win in the 11-year history of the event. Wisconsin’s triumph officially evened the 2009 score at… more »

Big Ten’s Pre-Christmas Breakdown

You want a laugh, find a copy of Bill Cosby’s “Himself” DVD. You want a chuckle, look at this season’s preseason prognostications, one month later. Before Kentucky’s Billy Gillispie came out for Kentucky’s Midnight Madness and tried to secure a dozen letters of intent from 8th graders in the crowd and before Tom Izzo turned… more »

How will the Big Ten fare in the NCAA Tournament?

“The Big Ten was bad this year. No way around the truth.” – Bracketography’s David Mihm on Selection Sunday. Lost in all the Selection Sunday madness was any discussion of the Big Ten. And, because of the questionable season the entire conference put together, maybe the lack of discussion was warranted. That said, only four… more »

Big Ten Tournament Preview

Regardless of what happens in Indianapolis at this week’s Big Ten Tournament, Wisconsin, Purdue, Indiana and Wisconsin all are dancing. One team – Ohio State – still has realistic dreams of a landing on the right side of the Selection Sunday bubble. That makes this year’s Big Ten Tournament a little mundane, but there are… more »

Wisconsin Badgers

Record: (24-4, 14-2 Big Ten) Key Wins: @Texas, Indiana, @Indiana, Michigan State. Key Losses: @Purdue, Purdue, @Duke, Marquette Key Stat: 54.9. That is how many points per game the Badgers allow – best in the nation. Key Numbers: RPI: 12; SOS: 42; NSOS: 61; Vs. Top 50: 4-4 Biggest Strengths: For years, coach Bo Ryan… more »

On Point: Know Your Opponents

When analyzing matchups, experts tend to look at the obvious: rankings, star players, and big-name coaches. All of these play a factor, but sometimes a win just comes down to knowing your opponent. How does the opposition score? From the foul line? Mid-range jumpers? Three-pointers? And, almost as important, where are your team’s defensive weaknesses?… more »

Wisconsin Preview

2006-2007 Record: 30-6 (13-3) 2nd Postseason Games: 3/9/2007 Michigan State Big Ten Tournament W 70-57 3/10/2007 Illinois Big Ten Tournament W 53-41 3/11/2007 Ohio State Big Ten Tournament L 66-49 3/16/2007 Texas A&M-CC NCAA W 76-63 3/18/2007 UNLV NCAA L 74-68 Returning Statistical Leaders: 8.8 ppg – Brian Butch 5.9 rpg – Brian Butch 2.9… more »

Wisconsin at Duke

Wisconsin (5-0) has not left the Kohl Center yet this season, but it will be much different environment in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Tuesday. It could be different outcome as well, considering the Badgers are undefeated after five home games. They pounded three puffcakes then destroyed Colorado by 26 and rolled past Georgia by 19…. more »

Reactions to the 2007 NCAA Tournament Bracket

General Comments: Selection Committee Chair Gary Walters has repeated in numerous interviews that this was the hardest field to select and seed that he has encountered in his five years on the Selection Committee. I agree wholeheartedly. The number of teams in contention for the last couple of at-large slots was already massive before all… more »

2006-2007 Wisconsin Badgers

Team personality: The Badgers are a true example of a team (with a little Alando on the side). Outside of Alando Tucker, a top three candidate for National Player of the Year, the Badgers have a slew of role players that do all the dirty work and play within coach Bo Ryan’s system. Ryan’s swing… more »

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