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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 28:  Sam Dekker #15 of the Wisconsin Badgers shoots a three-pointer alongside Gabe York #1 of the Arizona Wildcats in the second half during the West Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Staples Center on March 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Sam Dekker declares for NBA Draft

Sam Dekker made a massive statement during the 2015 NCAA Tournament, and many mock drafts had him a sure-fire lottery pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. On Friday morning Dekker made his choice, declaring himself eligible for the NBA Draft. “These past three years have been the best, most memorable years of my life,” Dekker […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 06: Head coach Bo Ryan of the Wisconsin Badgers reacts after a play in the second half against the Duke Blue Devils during the NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 6, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Bo Ryan lets refs have it after national title game loss

Bo Ryan may be the second-most polarizing head coach in college basketball after Kentucky’s John Calipari. He didn’t make many more friends with some in the national media or sporting public after Monday night’s loss to Duke in the national title game either. While being interviewed after the loss by CBS, Ryan refused to hold […]

during the NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 6, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Badgers can’t overcome Duke’s guards, lose national title game

Wisconsin struggled to hold down Duke’s guard play in its December loss, the same was true during Monday’s national championship game. Tyus Jones poured in a game-high 23 points and Grayson Allen added 16 points off the bench to pace the Blue Devils to a 68-63 victory in the national title game. The Badgers finished […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 04: Bronson Koenig #24 and Josh Gasser #21 of the Wisconsin Badgers celebrate after a play in the second half against the Kentucky Wildcats during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Badgers Basketball Preview: National Championship Game edition

The Matchup: Wisconsin (1) vs. Duke (1) When: Saturday, April 4; 7:49pm CT Where: Lucas Oil Stadium; Indianapolis, IN (71,932) TV: CBS Radio: Badgers Sports Network Last Meeting: Duke won, 80-70 (12/3/15) in 2014 Big Ten/ACC Challenge in Madison All-Time Series: Duke leads, 2-1   Starting Lineups: Duke G Tyus Jones (11.5 ppg, 5.7 apg) G Quinn Cook (15.6 ppg, 2.7 […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 04: Sam Dekker #15 of the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Wisconsin defeated Kentucky  71-64.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Badgers not tightening up ahead of National Championship game

There’s little doubt who has the experience advantage come Monday, as Coach K leads his Duke Blue Devils in to their ninth NCAA championship game. However, this is the first time the Blue Devils have been to the championship game since the 2009-10 season and that means none of the players were around for it. […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 04: The Wisconsin Badgers celebrate after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats as Willie Cauley-Stein #15 looks on during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Wisconsin defeated Kentucky  71-64. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Badgers bounce Kentucky, earn national title tilt with Duke

Kentucky came in to the game 38-0, but the Wisconsin Badgers became the one in 38 and 1, taking down the Kentucky Wildcats 71-64 in a true heavyweight fight at Lucas Oil Stadium. Revenge, redemption…whatever the national narrative was before the game, it didn’t matter much to the teams on the court on this Saturday […]

OMAHA, NE - MARCH 22: Frank Kaminsky #44 of the Wisconsin Badgers reacts during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the CenturyLink Center on March 22, 2015 in Omaha, Nebraska  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

USA Today goes all “white boy” on Wisconsin Badgers on Eve of Final Four

At some point this was likely to come…you know, Wisconsin Badgers basketball is just a bunch of “white boys” playing a “black man’s” game. Well, congratulations USA Today and Josh Peter…you went there. Except, what exactly is your point? Surely it can’t be that college basketball is a black’s only game, right? That would be […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 28:  The Wisconsin Badgers take a selfie after the badgers 85-78 victory against the Arizona Wildcats during the West Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Staples Center on March 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Badgers Basketball Preview: Kentucky in the Final Four edition

The Matchup: Wisconsin (1) vs. Kentucky (1) When: Saturday, April 4; 7:49pm CT Where: Staples Center (19,079) – Los Angeles, Calif. TV: TBS (national); truTV (homer w/ Wayne Larrivee, Mike Kelly and Phil Dawson) Radio: Badgers Sports Network Last Meeting: UK won, 74-73 (4/5/14) in 2014 NCAA Semifinals in North Texas All-Time Series: UK leads 4-1   Starting Lineups: Kentucky G […]

addresses the media during a press conference before the 2015 NCAA Men's Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 2, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Wisconsin Badgers embracing chemistry heading in to Final Four

The 2014-15 Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team will go down as the winningest team in school history regardless of what happens in the Final Four. It just so happens that this team may also go down as one of the quirkiest and most interesting in school history as well. As all four teams and coaches […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 28:  Sam Dekker #15 of the Wisconsin Badgers shoots a three-pointer alongside Gabe York #1 of the Arizona Wildcats in the second half during the West Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Staples Center on March 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

LIVE VIDEO: Wisconsin Badgers, Kentucky Final Four Press Conferences

As the Final Four contest between the Wisconsin Badgers and Kentucky Wildcats inches closer to happening, it means press conference time. On Thursday the Badgers and Wildcats will be put in front of the national media one last time before the matchup on Saturday. You can see the entire Bo Ryan and John Calipari press […]

during the West Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Staples Center on March 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Kaminsky, Dekker lead Badgers back to Final Four

Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker sink the Arizona Wildcats in the West Regional final. No, this isn’t the flashback to the 2014 NCAA tournament, rather the same two Badgers put their team on their backs and led Wisconsin to an 85-78 victory. The win means back-to-back Final Four appearances for the Badgers, who could see […]

during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the CenturyLink Center on March 20, 2015 in Omaha, Nebraska.

Badgers Basketball Preview: Arizona in Elite Eight edition

The Matchup: No.  Wisconsin (1) vs. No. 5 Arizona (2) When: Saturday, March 28; 5:09pm CT Where: Staples Center (19,079) – Los Angeles, Calif. TV: TBS Radio: Badgers Sports Network Last Meeting: UW won, 64-63 ot (3/29/14) in 2014 NCAA West Regional Fina All-Time Series: UW leads 4-2   Starting Lineups: G T.J. McConnell – Sr. (10.3 ppg, 6.3 apg) G […]

during the West Regional Semifinal of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Staples Center on March 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Dekker’s career night leads Badgers to Elite Eight

Most Badgers fans have been waiting three years for Sam Dekker to be a star, on Thursday night he went all Hollywood in Los Angeles. Dekker scored a career-high 23 points on 10-15 shooting, had 10 rebounds and led the Wisconsin Badgers to a 79-72 win over the North Carolina Tar Heels. Dekker’s performance was […]

OMAHA, NE - MARCH 22:  Frank Kaminsky #44 of the Wisconsin Badgers is defended by Dillon Brooks #24 of the Oregon Ducks in the first half during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the CenturyLink Center on March 22, 2015 in Omaha, Nebraska.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Badgers Basketball Preview: Sweet 16 vs. North Carolina edition

The Matchup: #1 Wisconsin (33-3) vs. #5 North Carolina (26-9) When: Thursday, March 26; 6:45pm CT Where: Staples Center (19,079) – Los Angeles, Calif. TV: TBS Radio: Badgers Sports Network Last Meeting: UNC won, 60-57 (11/30/11) in Chapel Hill, N.C. All-Time Series: UNC leads, 2-0 North Carolina G Marcus Paige – Jr. (14.1 ppg, 4.5 apg) G/F J.P. Tokoto – Jr. […]

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Nigel Hayes headlines Badgers on academic All-Big Ten winter list

Nigel Hayes was the headliner for a big contingent of Badgers who were named as academic All-Big Ten selections in a release by the conference on Wednesday afternoon. He was joined by three other basketball teammates, as Duje Dukan, Vitto Brown and Aaron Moesch were also named academic All-Big Ten selections. In order to be […]

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