Player Grades: Wisconsin 74, Iowa 70

In a classic Big Ten battle, the Badgers (16-7, 7-3 B1G) finally triumphed over their kryptonite; the Iowa Hawkeyes. It took two overtimes, but Wisconsin made enough big plays to seal the deal and beat Iowa for the first time since 2011. We'll have more reaction and analysis in the morning, but for now we give […]

Badger Hoops Preview: UW faces “Must Win”

Coming off a disappointing loss at OSU, Wisconsin (14-7, 5-3) travels south to Champaign to take on the Illini of Illinois (15-7, 2-6 B1G). You can catch the game on BTN with a 2:30 tip from Assembly Hall.  In their previous meeting this season, Illinois met Wisconsin in the thick of their best play all […]

Badger Hoops Preview: First Battle with Buckeyes

The Badgers (14-6, 5-2 B1G) will look to keep the momentum going off of their 45-44 win over Minnesota as they travel to the Buckeye state Tuesday to take on #11 Ohio State (15-4, 5-2 B1G). The game will be televised on ESPN and you can catch the action at 6 PM CT.  It's interesting […]

Badger Hoops Preview: Q&A with The B1G Time MSU

After their tough road loss Saturday, the Badgers (13-5, 4-1 B1G) return back to the Kohl Center Tuesday night to take on the #13 ranked Spartans of Michigan State (16-3, 5-1 B1G). The two teams are currently first (MSU) and second (Wisconsin) in the B1G respectively, and the winner will either retain or gain that […]

Badger Hoops Preview: “Road Warriors” travel to the Hawkeye State

The Badgers' have taken pride in the title "Road Warriors", and after Tuesday's upset of #2 Indiana in Bloomington, who can blame them? Wisconsin (13-4, 4-0 B1G) will try to remain undefeated Saturday night as they have a meeting with the Iowa Hawkeyes (12-5, 1-3 B1G) in Iowa City. You can watch the game on […]

Badgers Hoops Preview: Battle of Big Ten Unbeatens in Bloomington

1st place in the Big Ten. That's all that's on the line… No big deal, right? #2 Indiana (15-1, 3-0) and Wisconsin (12-4, 3-0) both currently boast that glorious title, but after the two meet at Bloomington's Assembly Hall on Tuesday night, only one will be on top of the conference standings. The game can be […]

Badger Hoops Recap: Wisconsin Grinds out a 47-41 Win

It was slow ugly, physical, grind it out basketball; the play style that Bo Ryan's Badger team loves to play in. However, Nebraska also favors the same unattractive brand of hoops. The difference in this game? Wisconsin's defense.  When the dust cleared and the final buzzer sounded Sunday night, the Badgers found themselves 2-0 in […]

Badger Hoops Links: New Face and Flash

It's been a surprisingly busy day today in the world of Badger hoops! Let's take a look at some of today's developments. New Face First and most importantly, the Badgers and Bo Ryan added the 17th member to his basketball program earlier this afternoon, as Patrick Herb of announced that Guard Aaron Irving has joined […]

Badgers Hoops Preview: Samford Comes to Town

After a week's rest, the Badgers (8-4) welcome the Bulldogs of Samford (3-10) to the Kohl Center Saturday for the last of their non-conference slate. The game tips at 1:00 PM CT and you can find it on the Big Ten Digital Network online or you can listen to it on the Badger Sports Radio […]

Badger Hoop Recap: Bucky Downs UWM 74-53

The Badgers (8-4) came out strong against UW Milwaukee (3-10) and downed the Panthers 74-53 at the Kohl Center Saturday night. With the win, Wisconsin extended their win streak against UWM to 20 games. It was an encouraging night offensively for the Badgers, who seemed to silence Milwaukee’s early momentum with some easy baskets from […]

Badger Hoops Preview: Bucky Hosts Last In-State Rival

The Badgers (7-4) are back at the Kohl Center Saturday to take on the Panthers of UW Milwaukee (3-9) in the last of Wisconsin's games against in state rivals. For those not venturing to West Dayton Street tonight, the game can be seen on Big Ten Network. Tip off is at 8:15 CT. There's no […]

Badgers Hoops Preview: Wisconsin travels east for the I-94 rivalry The Wisconsin Badgers (6-3) are in Milwaukee Saturday night to take on the Marquette War… er.. Hillt… er… Golden Eagles (5-2) in the 119th edition of the nameless in-state rivalry that I like to call: "The Battle for I-94". The game tips off at 5:00 PM CT and can be seen on ESPN 2. […]

Badgers Down Omaha 86-40

The Badgers (6-3) came out strong Tuesday night and defeated Nebraska Omaha (2-8) 86-40 at the Kohl Center on Friday. It was a great offensive showing for Wisconsin, who shot 48.6% from the field and really had the ball moving fluently throughout the game. The Badgers were fueled by a pair of double doubles from […]

Badgers Host Virginia in B1G-ACC Challenge

The Badgers (4-2) return back home to the Kohl Center tonight to take on the Virginia Cavaliers (4-2) in the Big Ten - ACC Challenge. The game tips off at 6:00 PM CT and can be seen on ESPN 2. The Opposition Virginia has not had an completley ideal start to their season. Six games […]

Badgers Fall 84-74 in Vegas to Creighton

They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. The Badgers hope that's the case tonight, as they fell to #14 Creighton (5-0) 84-74 in the semi-finals of the Las Vegas Invitational. It was a hard fought, grind it out type battle and in the end the Badgers ran out of gas.  The Badgers did […]

Badgers & Brust Destroy the Blue Hose

The Badgers (3-1) tallied their third win of the season and won their second game in the Las Vegas Invintational after blowing out the Presbyterian Blue Hose 88-43 at the Kohl Center. It was a satisfactory effort for Wisconsin, who seemingly didn't miss a beat the whole game. Despite lackluster performances from the Senior Trio […]

Badgers Handle Big Red 73-40

The #22 Badgers bounced back from their tough road loss, and improved to 2-1 on the season after beating the Cornell Big Red 73-40. After an embarrassing performance on Wednesday's lost to Florida- in which the Gators shot 62% from the field- the Wisconsin defense was suffocating tonight, allowing Cornell to shoot just 26%. It […]

The Badger Twiterverse on Nigel Hayes

Yesterday Bo Ryan and the Badgers landed a Huge 2013 Recruit in Ohio PF Nigel Hayes. Instead of giving you my normal recruit breakdown, today we're going to take a look  at the reaction of the "Badgers Twitterverse". By that I mean the thoughts of the Badger faithful on twitter. Let's take a look on some […]

Bo Ryan Lands a Huge 2013 Big Man

HUGE Basketball recruiting news coming tonight as 2013 Power Forward Nigel Hayes has announced he has committed to Wisconsin.  Hayes is from Akron, Ohio and attends Whitmer High School.  Hayes measures at 6'7" and 215 pounds and is ranked a 4 star recruit by ESPN and a 3 star by Rivals. This is a humongous win […]

Badger Hoops Preview: Bucky Opens Against Southeastern Louisiana

  It’s here. After an offseason full of debates on how to replace Jordan Taylor, transfers, and injury news, Wisconsin Basketball is back. The #23 ranked Badgers open their season at the Kohl Center Sunday against Southeastern Louisiana. Tip off is at 1:00 PM CT, and the game is not being televised, but you can […]


  It’s hard to believe it but the Badgers’ hoop season tips off tomorrow at the Kohl Center against Southeastern Louisiana. Look early tomorrow for a preview and follow @MTBadgers for tweets during the game. Today is the final day of our countdown and we hope you’ve enjoyed reading our player previews. With just 1 […]


Apologies to those following this countdown as I got a bit sidetracked on it but we're back today to look at #10 Senior Guard Dan Fahey. There's just 6 days left until the Badgers' season opener on Sunday! * 17 Fahey has appeared in 17 games in his 3 year career at UW, including 9 […]


Our countdown rolls on and today we look at #13 Duje Dukkan with 13 days until Badger hoops tip off! Yes, we know it's actually 12 days, so sue us… We're a day behind!!  *3.2 Dukan averaged just 3.2 minutes last year. He was considered the 5th man in the Badgers' frontcourt behind Berggren, Evans, […]


Just more then two weeks left in our countdown to Wisconsin Hoops. With 15 days left until the Badgers' opener against Southeastern Louisiana, today we look at Freshman Forward #15 Sam Dekker. *32.5 In his Senior year at Sheboygan Lutheran High School, Dekker averaged an insane 28.9 points a game. Dekker's offensive arsenal is arguably the […]


Our countdown to Wisconsin Hoops continues today as we're less then 3 weeks away from opening night against Southeastern Louisiana. Today we'll look at #21, junior shooting guard Josh Gasser.  *4.0 Gasser averaged 4 assists a game per season, ranking second behind Jordan Taylor. Gasser had a 1.6 assist to turnover ratio, also behind Jordan […]