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MADISON, WI - DECEMBER 29: Vitto Brown #30 of the Wisconsin Badgers and Caleb Swanigan #50 of the Purdue Boilermakers scramble for a loose ball at Kohl Center on December 29, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Badgers continue downtown party in win over Nebraska

Vitto Brown poured in a career high 19 points, while the Badgers (15-9, 7-4 B1G) went crazy from beyond the arc en route to an emphatic 72-61 victory over the Nebraska Cornhuskers (13-12, 5-7 B1G). Brown’s big night started right away, as the big man hit a triple to open up all scoring on the […]

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22:  Doug Brooks #5 of the Virginia Commonwealth Rams puts up a shot in the first half against Jordan Hill #11 and Charlie Thomas #15 of the Wisconsin Badgers during the 2K Classic consolation game at Madison Square Garden on November 22, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Badgers Basketball Preview: Nebraska edition

The Matchup: Wisconsin (14-9, 6-4 B1G) vs. Nebraska (13-11, 5-6 B1G) When: Wed. Feb 10; 6p.m. CT Where: Madison, WI; Kohl Center (17,287) TV: BTN Radio: Badgers Sports Network Last Meeting: Wisconsin won, 65-55 @ Nebraska (2/10/15) All-Time Series: Series tied 11-11 Starting Lineups: Nebraska Cornhuskers G Glynn Watson Jr. — Fr. 6-0, 165 (8.6 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 2.7 apg) G Benny […]

MADISON, WI - DECEMBER 29: Head Coach Greg Gard of the Wisconsin Badgers on the sidelines during the first half against the Purdue Boilermakers at Kohl Center on December 29, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Greg Gard

Badgers bomb their way past Buckeyes, 79-68

The Wisconsin Badgers of 2016 aren’t exactly known as the king of the three-point shot, coming in to Thursday night’s game averaging just 5.5 made triples per game. UW blew that out of the water in the first half alone, and ended up making 13 triples en route to a 79-68 victory over the Ohio […]

SYRACUSE, NY - DECEMBER 02:  Nigel Hayes #10 of the Wisconsin Badgers handles the ball during the first half against the Syracuse Orange on December 2, 2015 at The Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

Badgers Basketball Preview: Ohio State edition

The Matchup: Wisconsin (13-9, 5-4 B1G) vs. Ohio State (14-9, 6-4 B1G) When: Thurs., Feb. 4; 6p.m. CT Where: Madison, WI; Kohl Center (17,287) TV: ESPN Radio: Badgers Sports Network Last Meeting: Wisconsin won, 72-48 @ OSU (3/8/15) All-Time Series: OSU leads 86-68 Starting Lineups: Ohio State Buckeyes G JaQuan Lyle — Fr. 6-5, 201 (9.1 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 4.0 apg) F […]

MADISON, WI - NOVEMBER 25: Khalil Iverson #21 of the Wisconsin Badgers drives to the hoop for two points during the first half against the Prairie View Panthers at Kohl Center on November 25, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Khalil Iverson

Badgers make it 4 in a row over Illini

A career night from Wisconsin reserve forward Khalil Iverson led the Badgers to a 63-55 victory at Illinois on Sunday night. The freshman forward buoyed the Badgers (13-9, 5-4 B1G) with junior point guard Bronson Koenig struggling and in deep foul trouble for most of the game. Iverson scored a career high 10 points to […]

MADISON, WI - JANUARY 09: Robert Carter #4 of the Maryland Terrapins shoots a two pointer during the second half against Wisconsin Badgers at Kohl Center on January 09, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Robert Carter

Badgers Basketball Preview: Illinois edition

The Matchup: Wisconsin (12-9, 4-4 B1G) at Illinois (10-11, 2-6 B1G) When: Sun. Jan 31, 2016; 6:30p.m. CT Where: State Farm Center (17,287) TV: BTN Radio: Badgers Sports Network Last Meeting: Wisconsin won, 68-49 (2/15/15) All-Time Series: Illinois leads 110-83 Starting Lineups: Illinois Fighting Illini G Jaylon Tate — Jr. 6-3, 170 (2.6 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 3.1 apg) G Jalen Coleman-Lands— […]

MADISON, WI - JANUARY 26: Bronson Koenig #24 of the Wisconsin Badgers drives against Kevin Yogi Ferrell #11 of the Indiana Hoosiers during the first half half against Wisconsin Badgers at Kohl Center on January 26, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Bronson Koenig; Kevin Yogi Ferrell

Statement Made: Badgers earn OT victory over No. 19 Indiana

Win No. 14 in a row over at home over the Indiana Hoosiers wasn’t going to come easy, but it did come. The Badgers (12-9, 4-4 B1G) used a massive advantage at the free throw line to secure an 82-79 overtime victory over the No. 19 Hoosiers (17-4, 7-1 B1G). Just how important was the […]

SYRACUSE, NY - DECEMBER 02:  Nigel Hayes #10 of the Wisconsin Badgers handles the ball during the first half against the Syracuse Orange on December 2, 2015 at The Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

Badgers Basketball Preview: Indiana pt. 2

The Matchup: Wisconsin (11-9, 2-4 B1G) vs. No. 19 Indiana (17-3, 7-0 B1G) When: Tues, Jan. 26, 2016; 6p.m. (CT) Where: Madison, Wis.; Kohl Center (17,287) TV: ESPN Radio: Badgers Sports Network Last Meeting: Indiana won, 59-58 Bloomington, Ind. (1/5/16) All-Time Series: IU leads 95-69 Starting Lineups: Indiana Hoosiers G Yogi Ferrell — Sr. 6-0, 180 (17.1 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 6.1 apg) G Robert […]

MADISON, WI - JANUARY 17: Ethan Happ #212 of the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates after drawing a foul during the first half against the Michigan State Spartans at Kohl Center on January 17, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Badgers down PSU for first back-to-back B1G wins on the season

When traveling to the Bryce Jordan Center, expect the strange to happen. It did in the form of a sudden burst of crazy three point shooting to make an easy Wisconsin win a much more difficult 66-60 victory. The Wisconsin Badgers (11-9, 3-4 B1G) led by as many as 17 points in the second half […]

MADISON, WI - DECEMBER 05: Mark Williams #10 of the Temple Owls draws the foul from EtahnHapp #22 of the  Wisconsin Badgers during the second half at Kohl Center on December 05, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Mark Williams; Ethan Happ

Ethan Happ earns B1G co-Freshman of the Week honors

MADISON, Wis. – Fresh off scoring the game-winning layup against No. 4 Michigan State on Sunday, Ethan Happ of the Wisconsin men’s basketball team was named Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week by the league office on Monday. Not only did the forward from Milan, Illinois, score the go-ahead basket with 10 seconds remaining to […]

MADISON, WI - JANUARY 17: Bronson Keonig #24 of the Wisconsin Badgers dribbles up the court during the first half against the Michigan State Spartans at Kohl Center on January 17, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Badgers get big victory over No. 5 Michigan State

Nigel Hayes challenged his teammates to step up following a third-straight loss in Big Ten play, saying losing close games wasn’t good enough anymore. His words took 59 minutes and 50 seconds to completely sink in, but the Badgers hard-fighting style finally paid dividends in a close game, as Wisconsin upended No. 5 Michigan State […]

MADISON, WI - DECEMBER 05: Mark Williams #10 of the Temple Owls draws the foul from EtahnHapp #22 of the  Wisconsin Badgers during the second half at Kohl Center on December 05, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Mark Williams; Ethan Happ

Badgers Basketball Preview: Michigan State edition

The Matchup: Wisconsin (9-9, 1-4) vs. No. 4 Michigan State (16-2, 3-2) When: Sun. Jan. 17; 12:30p.m. CT Where: Madison, WI; Kohl Center (17,287) TV: CBS Radio: Badgers Sports Network Last Meeting: Wisconsin won, 80-69 (ot) Big Ten Tourn. Championship – Chicago, Ill. (3/15/15) All-Time Series: MSU leads 75-63 Starting Lineups: Michigan State Spartans G Denzel Valentine — Sr. 6-5, 220 […]

MADISON, WI - DECEMBER 29: Nigel Hayes #10 of the Wisconsin Badgers drives to the hoop during the first half against the Purdue Boilermakers at Kohl Center on December 29, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Hayes calls out team following third-straight loss

Nigel Hayes and Bronson Koenig were supposed to be the leaders of the 201-16 Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball program, on and off the court. As of late it has been Hayes stepping up in a major way, but it hasn’t resulted in W’s for the Badgers. Instead, Wisconsin is in the midst of a three-game […]

MADISON, WI - NOVEMBER 25: Zak Showa;later #3 of the Wisconsin Badgers steals there basketball during the second half against the Prairie View Panthers during the second half against Wisconsin Badgers at Kohl Center on November 25, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Northwestern hands Badgers third-straight defeat in Big Ten play

Wisconsin saw one point guard dash its hopes on Saturday, and it happened again on Tuesday as Northwestern’s Bryant McIntosh poured in 28 points en route to the Wildcats’ 70-65 victory over the visiting Badgers. McIntosh was the only Wildcats player to reach double figures on the night, but his performance was plenty to overcome […]

MADISON, WI - JANUARY 09: Bronson Koenig #24 of the Wisconsin Badgers shoots a three pointer during the second half against the Maryland Terrapins at Kohl Center on January 09, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Bronson Koenig

Badgers basketball lose heart-breaker to No. 3 Maryland

Melo Trimble came in as a must-stop player for Wisconsin, but even the best of efforts couldn’t stop the sophomore point guard. The Terps’ All-American upped his resume with a game-winning three pointer from deep with 1.2 seconds left to play, lifting Maryland to a 63-60 victory. Following a clutch three pointer from junior point […]

MADISON, WI - DECEMBER 05: Bronson Koenig #24 of the Wisconsin Badgers shoots a three pointer during the second half against the Temple Owls at Kohl Center on December 05, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Badgers Basketball Preview: Maryland edition

The Matchup: Wisconsin (9-7, 1-2) vs. No. 3 Maryland (14-1, 3-0) When: Sat., Jan. 9; noon CT Where: Madison, WI; Kohl Center (17,287) TV: ESPN Radio: Badgers Sports Network Last Meeting: Maryland won, 59-53 (Feb. 24, 2015) All-Time Series: Wisconsin leads 5-3 Starting Lineups: Maryland Terrapins G Melo Trimble — So. 6-3, 185 (14.4 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 5.7 apg) G Rasheed Sulaimon — […]

MADISON, WI - NOVEMBER 25: Zak Showa;later #3 of the Wisconsin Badgers steals there basketball during the second half against the Prairie View Panthers during the second half against Wisconsin Badgers at Kohl Center on November 25, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Wisconsin hoops drop ugly road contest to Indiana Hoosiers

New era, very different results for the Wisconsin Badgers against the Indiana Hoosiers. UW entered Tuesday night’s contest winning 14 of the last 15, it left losers of a 59-58 slugfest and having dropped two of the last three against Tom Crean’s bunch. This one was all about scoring, and who could actually do it and […]

MADISON, WI - DECEMBER 29: Bronson Koenig #24 of the Wisconsin Badgers drives to the hoop for two points during the first half against the Purdue Boilermakers at Kohl Center on December 29, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Badgers Basketball Preview: Indiana edition

The Matchup: Wisconsin (9-6, 1-1) vs. Indiana (12-3, 0-0) When: Tues., Jan. 5; 6p.m. CT Where: Bloomington, Ind.; Assembly Hall (17,472) TV: ESPN Radio: Badgers Sports Network Last Meeting: Wisconsin won, 92-78 (Feb. 3, 2015) All-Time Series: Indiana leads, 94-69 Starting Lineups: Indiana Hoosiers G Yogi Ferrell — Sr. 6-0, 180(16.9 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 6.1 apg) G Robert Johnson — So. 6-3, 195 […]

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22:  Zak Showalter #3 of the Wisconsin Badgers reacts after defeating the Virginia Commonwealth Rams after the 2K Classic consolation game at Madison Square Garden on November 22, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Badgers cruise past Rutgers for 1st Big Ten win under Gard

Wisconsin went to Rutgers and dropped the most shocking game of the 2014-15 Big Ten season last year. That was not going to happen in the Kohl Center, and the Badgers took care of revenge with a 79-57 victory. It moved the Badgers to 2-1 under the direction of Greg Gard, but was just the […]

MADISON, WI - DECEMBER 29: Nigel Hayes #10 of the Wisconsin Badgers drives to the hoop during the first half against the Purdue Boilermakers at Kohl Center on December 29, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Badgers fight, but No. 14 Purdue is too much in Big Ten opener

Who are the Wisconsin Badgers under Greg Gard? If the Badgers’ Big Ten opener is any indication, they are fighters. Gard’s Badgers (8-6, 0-1) fought to the bitter end, before poor shooting and foul trouble did in the home team in a 61-55 loss to the No. 14 Purdue Boilermakers (13-1, 1-0). The loss was […]

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN- DECEMBER 22: Caleb Swanigan #50 of the Purdue Boilermakers shoots the ball over Wade Baldwin IV #4 of the Vanderbilt Commodores during the game on December 22, 2015 at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue won the game 68-55. (Photo by John Weast/Getty Images)

Badgers basketball Preview: Purdue edition

The Matchup: Wisconsin (8-5, 0-0) vs. No. 14 Purdue (12-1, 0-0) When: Tues., Dec. 29; 6p.m. CT Where: Madison, Wis.; Kohl Center (17,287) TV: BTN Radio: Badgers Sports Network Last Meeting: Wisconsin won, 71-51 (March 4, 2015 — Big Ten tournament) All-Time Series: Purdue leads, 104-70 Starting Lineups: Purdue Boilermakers G P.J. Thompson — So. 5-10, 188 (5.2 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 2.9 […]

SYRACUSE, NY - DECEMBER 02:  Ethan Happ #22 of the Wisconsin Badgers inbounds the ball during overtime against the Syracuse Orange on December 2, 2015 at The Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York.  Wisconsin defeats Syracuse 66-58 in overtime.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

New-look Badgers survive pesky Green Bay in Gard’s debut

On Wednesday night the now Greg Gard-led Badgers looked like a new team at times, but still struggled with some old problems en route to a hard-fought 84-79 victory over in-state foe Green Bay. However, it was a game that gave Gard and his staff plenty to go over heading in to conference play. Linc […]

MADISON, WI - DECEMBER 05: Mark Williams #10 of the Temple Owls draws the foul from EtahnHapp #22 of the  Wisconsin Badgers during the second half at Kohl Center on December 05, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Mark Williams; Ethan Happ

Badgers Basketball Preview: Green Bay edition

The Matchup: Wisconsin (7-5, 0-0) vs. Green Bay (6-4, 0-0) When: Wed., Dec. 23; 8pm CT Where: Madison, Wis.; Kohl Center (17,287) TV: BTN Radio: Badgers Sports Network Last Meeting: Wisconsin won, 84-60 (Nov. 19, 2014) All-Time Series: Wisconsin leads, 20-1 Starting Lineups: Green Bay Phoenix  G Carrington Love — Sr. 6-1, 171 (18.8 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 3.0 apg) G Khalil Small — So. […]

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