The Badgers did not score 100 points, nor did Frank Kaminsky drop 43. But hey, style points don't count in wins and losses. Wisconsin (5-0, 4-0 home) took care of business Thursday night and took down Bowling Green (1-2, 0-1 away) in a 88-64 decision at the Kohl Center.
The Badgers shot an impressive 54.9% (28-51) from the field and 60% (12-20) from three while limiting themselves to a reasonable 10 turnovers. On the defensive side of the ball, the Badgers held Bowling Green to just 44.4% (28-63) shooting and forced six turnovers.
It wasn't the prettiest performance from the Badgers defensively, but the way UW has been scoring the ball thus far they haven't needed outstanding defense.
If there's one area the Badgers could have improved on in this game, it was defensive rebounding. Bowling Green grabbed 10 offensive boards which led to a significant amount of second chance points. Wisconsin simply cannot afford to give up those kind of second chances once Big Ten play rolls around, so making sure the boards are on lockdown is crucial.
Oh yeah, and Sam Dekker did this.
Most Valuable Player: Ben Brust had an outstanding game and was very efficient in doing so. Brust scored 19 points on 6-10 shooting and 5-6 from beyond the arc. He also added 6 boards, 2 assists while tallying up a whopping total of 0 turnovers. That's the kind of stat line Bo Ryan drools over.
Stat of the night: Kaminsky, Dekker, Brust, Gasser, Koenig and Jackson all scored in double figures. Tonight was the first time since 1995 the Badgers had six players score in double figures.
What's next?: The Badgers are back at the Kohl Center on Saturday night for a matchup with the Golden Eagles. No, not Marquette quite yet, but the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles.no comments
A couple more memories and a couple more fails by the Minnesota Gopher defense. In this edition we have a freshman running back siting and a little 4th quarter magic.no comments
We are just about 72 hours to kick of the 123rd meeting between Wisconsin and Minn...err...Eastern Dakota. So far we've given you all John Stocco all the time here in our best moments of the nine-year streak so far.
|No. 10||Stocco Goes Off to Start the Streak|
|No. 9||"The Drive" in 2005|
As we continue, we are going to hit you with multiple moments here in the final countdown moments.
So, will Stocco be in the mix again? Well, come on along and we will find out together. Here are the No.'s 8-6 moments in the streak.no comments
Another week, another win. The Bowl Projections this week are actually pretty similar across the board. Again, these projections have no chance of happening if Wisconsin drops one of the last two games. It also is contingent on Ohio State winning the B1G Championship because if they lose, well, they’re getting the second at-large spot out of the conference.no comments
The Matchup: Bowling Green (1-1) at No. 12 Wisconsin (4-0)
When: Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7pm CT
Where: Kohl Center; Madison, WI
Radio: Badger Radio Network
All-Time Series: 2-1 Badgers lead
Last Meeting: 1991 NIT Tournament, 87-79 Wisconsin Winno comments
You know it's Gopher Hate Week here at MTB and we put a ban on the terms "Minnesota" and "Gophers" for this week's edition of Badgers Power Hour!!
Not only did we preview the Battle for the Axe, but we talked some basketball and some soccer as well. Enjoy!
The annual drubbing of the Gophers is just a few days away and this week we're counting down the Top 10 moments in the nine-game win streak the Badgers currently hold.
Yesterday it was John Stocco's coming out party to begin the streak back in 2004.
What is up next on the list? Hint: We aren't done with John Stocco just yet.no comments
MadTown Badgers: Nine-Point Play(ers) for Week 13
Minneapolis? More like MINNEAP-LOL-IS.
This week, I am choosing to feature the Golden Gophers’ offensive line because they think they can pull a page out of the late 90’s Wisconsin teams’ books and pound the opposing defensive line into submission on their way to victory. That’s all fine and dandy, and it may even work – until you play the originators of the scheme. Wisconsin has been there, done that. The Badgers still pound teams into submission for days. It’s cute that Minnesota is emulating the scheme that Wisconsin has used for years. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, after all.
Apologies in advance for the shortened article this week. I’m typing with one hand because I had shoulder surgery late last week, and it’s not a whole lot of fun. The painkillers also make typing an adventure. Fear not, loyal reader. I am saving my energy for this weekend.no comments
Raise your hand if you ever thought Frank Kaminsky would be in the Badgers record books as a leader in something? Well, with 43 points, he is now the single game leader in Badger history. His 43 points powered the Badgers past North Dakota 103-85.
Wisconsin went over the century mark as a team for the first time since doing it in a 105-70 win over Eastern Illinois in 1995. The Badgers also set a school record for most points in the Kohl Center.
UW finished the night shooting 59.3 percent from the field, 60 percent from the three-point line and 72.4 percent from the free throw line.
It's safe to say it was a good night for the Badger offense. Defensively, well that's another story as the Badgers allowed UND to shoot 54.5 percent from the field themselves.no comments