Player Grades: Michigan State 83, Wisconsin 75

The Badgers (26-7, 12-6 B1G) put forth a valiant effort at a comeback, but in the end couldn't top Michigan State (25-8, 12-6 B1G) who defeated UW 83-75 in the semi-finals of the B1G Tournament.  Wisconsin came out of the gates extremely lathargic and Sparty made them pay for it. Michigan State shot a scorching […]

Badger Hoops Preview: B1G Showdown at Carver-Hawkeye

The Matchup: #16 Wisconsin (21-5, 8-5 B1G) at #15 Iowa (19-6, 8-4 B1G) When: 11:00 AM CT Where: Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa TV: ESPN 2 Radio: Badger Radio Network Last Meeting: 75-71 Wisconsin victory at the Kohl Center earlier this season on 1/5/14 The Opposition: Simply put, Iowa is a damn good basketball team. Fran McCaffery uses a 10-man […]

Badger Hoops Preview: Big Ten Opener in Evanston

The No. 4 Badgers (13-0) will try and maintain their perfect record on Thursday when they travel to Northwestern (7-6) to open up the Big Ten Conference schedule. Tip-off is at 6:00 PM CST with TV coverage on ESPN 2. Northwestern begins a new era of their basketball program this season with new head coach […]


Badgers Outmatch Bowling Green 88-64

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) […]


Early Basketball Preview: Marquette

Oh yeah. Those guys.   The Badgers will welcome Marquette to the Kohl Center on December 7th for the 120th meeting between the two basketball programs. Let's learn a little bit more about our Jesuit friends from across the state.  School: Marquette University (Gold)en Eagles Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Conference: The (New) Big East Undergrad Enrollment: […]

Kicking Off Ohio State Hate Week

After a weekend highlighted by the annual thumping of Purdue, a hysterical Bielema loss on the road to a (soon to be) Big Ten team, and Badger fans triumphantly tweeting "#karma" to Mrs. Razorback, Gary Andersen and co. now start preparing for the most anticipated game of the year. The Badgers travel to Columbus on […]

Madtown Badgers is looking for Basketball Writers

Hey, you! Yeah you! I've seen you reading this site. You're a big-time Badger fan, and you know this is the best place to go to get all the latest scoop on the Cardinal and White. But you feel like you're missing something from your fan experience. You want more. You're an intelligent sports fan […]

Wisconsin’s Andersen and OSU’s Meyer Share a Mutual Respect

CHICAGO, IL - When Urban Meyer took to the podium on Wednesday morning at Big Ten Media Days, many of the writers in attendance were hoping for an exciting headline from the second-year Ohio State head football coach. However, Meyer was noticeably conservative in the way he approached answering the questions thrown at him. Although […]

Baby Badgers: Hoops Recruiting Update

As Badger fans continue to battle through the drag that is the off-season, there's one thing that often satisfies their Sports cravings; the future. We as Sports fans love to check on the players who will be sporting the uniforms of our favorite teams in upcoming seasons.  Madtown Badgers is here to aid you in […]

Noskowiak Commits to Marquette, Should Badger Fans be Worried?

2015 Sun Prairie Point Guard Nick Noskowiak verbally committed to Marquette yesterday after his unofficial visit with the Golden Eagles. Noskowiak, a sophomore at Sun Prairie High School, is widely thought of as a Top-100 player in the Class of 2015. Wisconsin and Bo Ryan were showing serious interest in Noskowiak, but had yet to […]

What’s Next for Wisconsin Basketball?

This year's Wisconsin basketball team was like no other we've ever seen. At certain points it seemed that they were overachieving, and at other times they made us all want to pull our hair out. As frustrating as this season may have been, Badger fans have a lot to look forward to. Though last week's […]

Badger Hoops Preview: UW Meets Ole Miss in First NCAA Tournament Action

Bo Ryan and the 5-seeded Wisconsin Badgers (23-11, 12-6 B1G) start their NCAA Tournament journey Friday afternoon as they take on the red hot 12-seeded Rebels of Ole Miss (26-8, 12-6 SEC) from the Sprint Center in Kansas City. The game is set to tip-off at 11:40 AM CT time with TV coverage on TruTV.  […]

Badger Hoops Preview: UW and OSU Clash in Chitown for a B1G Title

The Badgers certainly have taken the line "Rise to the Occasion" to heart this Big Ten Tournament, playing a determined brand of basketball and picking up signature wins over Michigan and Indiana as well as gaining momentum towards the NCAA tournament. Wisconsin is showing us all again the fact that you can never count out […]

Badger Hoops Preview: Date with IU in B1G Semi-finals

The last time the Cardinal and Crimson met, Jared Berggren dribbled through two defenders, picked up a head of steam towards the basket, and did that (above) to Big Ten defensive player of the year, Victor Oladipo. Why don't you see for yourself. Today, the #22 ranked and fourth-seeded Badgers (22-10, 12-6) will look for […]

Badger Hoops Recap: Second Half Push Leads to a Victory Over Michigan

The Badgers scored just 17 points in the first half of Friday afternoon's Big Ten tournament matchup with #6 Michigan- their lowest total for a half the whole season. In the second half, Wisconsin exploded for 51 points- their highest total in a half this season. It truly was a "tale of two halves" for […]

Badger Hoops Preview: Rematch with Michigan in B1G Tourney Quarterfinals

#23 Wisconsin (21-10, 12-6) starts its post season action Friday afternoon where they'll face the #6 Michigan Wolverines (26-6, 12-6) on the second day of the Big Ten Tournament from the United Center in Chicago. ESPN has the television coverage with the game tipping off at approximately 1:00 PM CT. I don't think any Badger […]

Bo Ryan named Big Ten Coach of the Year

The Big Ten announced their 2013 postseason awards this evening, and a number of those representing the University of Wisconsin basketball program were honored. After having to deal with a devastating season-ending injury for starting Point Guard Josh Gasser,  an awful non-conference start, and a number of questions surrounding the Badgers, Bo Ryan weathered the […]

VIDEO: Traevon Jackson hits Buzzer Beater for 63-60 win

3.3 seconds to play. Tie game. Full length of the court to go. Traevon Jackson don't care. In a game that seemed to be bound to be a disaster for the Badgers, Traevon Jackson made yet another clutch shot, this one to avoid overtime and help UW escape with a win. Jackson goes the length […]

Badger Hoops Recap: UW Disappoints in Blowout at MSU

Sigh. Just over a week ago the Badgers seemed to be turning the corner. Coming off a 77-46 blowout over Nebraska, Wisconsin had won 6 of their last 7 and was playing gritty, efficient and determined basketball. It looked like they were hitting their stride at just the right time.  Then, Purdue came in to […]


Player Grades: Purdue 69, #17 Wisconsin 56

  Player Stats/Thoughts Grade Ben Brust, G 8pts, 3-1oFG's, 2-8 3pt FG's, 3 rebounds,  38 min. Unfortunately, Ben Brust couldn't keep is ridiculous February play going in this game. Brust had trouble getting anything going offensively and played some not so stellar defense. Ryan Evans, F 10pts, 7 rebounds, 4-6FG's, 2-4FT's, 4 assists, 25 min. […]

Badger Hoops Preview: Hosting the Huskers

After nearly a week off, the #17 ranked Wisconsin Badgers (19-8, 10-4) are back in action Tuesday night to host the Nebraska Huskers (13-14, 4-10) at the Kohl Center. BTN has TV coverage with tip-off at 8:00 PM CT. These two squads met on January 6th in Lincoln for Wisconsin's first B1G road game of […]

Badger Hoops Recap: Easy W in Evanston

Both Andy and I saw tonight's contest with Northwestern as a "trap game"- one the Badgers were heavily favored in, against a dangerous Wildcat team that certainly could beat UW. Well, it turns out we were both horribly wrong.  The Badgers (19-8, 10-4) took care of business against a crippled Northwestern team (13-14, 4-10), getting […]


Have The Badgers Hit Their Stride?

Just over two minutes in to Sunday's matchup with Ohio State, the Badgers and Buckeyes were all tied up at six after an Aaron Craft jumper from the top of the key. At that point, it looked like the game was bound to be an offensive shoot-out; a style that certainly did not favor the […]

Badger Hoops Preview: Border Battle at the Barn

It will be a homecoming for a trio of Badger players Thursday night as #20 Wisconsin (17-7, 8-3) travels West to take on the Gophers of Minnesota (17-7, 5-6) at "The Barn". The Badgers have three Minnesota natives on the roster, including Seniors Jared Berggren (Princeton, MN) and Mike Bruesewitz (St. Paul, MN) who will […]

Ke$ha: The Badgers’ Newest Fan?

It's no secret this year's Wisconsin basketball team is a gritty, determined bunch who embraces the underdog role.  The team seems to have adopted a rally song; "Die Young" by Ke$ha. They perform pre-game drills to the Pop song and were caught on camera celebrating with it in the locker room after their 65-62 OT win […]