Beyond the Box Score: Wisconsin 92, Indiana 78

It looked like a blowout halfway through the second half, but no one told the Hoosiers. While it was still a convincing win for the Badgers, it looked for a while like it was going to be a 30 point game. Let’s jump into the box score. All ten starters scored in double digits. Other […]

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Beyond the Box Score: Wisconsin 82, Iowa 50

Well that was a blowout right from the start. In what was expected to be a tightly contested match, the Badgers crushed the Hawkeyes in their first of two meetings in the next week and a half. With that said, let’s look a little deeper into the box score. The Badgers starting five was a […]


Beyond the Box Score: Wisconsin 70, Nebraska 55

After tough losses both on and off the court, the Badgers needed a good response. They got it with ease. Wisconsin withstood a Terran Petteway first-half show and pulled away comfortably in the second half for a 70-55 win. Let’s take a quick look at the box score. The Badgers were 11-21 from behind the […]

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Beyond the Box Score: Rutgers 67, Wisconsin 62

At the beginning of the year we made predictions on the season and both Andy and I figured they’d lose at least one conference road game. Neither of us thought it’d be that one. The lack of a deep, experienced depth showed as the Badgers were stunned by Rutgers in their first ever conference trip […]


Badgers Basketball Preview: Rutgers Edition

The Match-up: No. 4 Wisconsin (15-1, 3-0 B1G) at Rutgers (9-7, 1-2 B1G) When: Sun. Jan. 11; 5pm CT Where: Piscataway, N.J.; Rutgers Athletic Center TV: BTN Radio: Badger Radio Network Last Meeting: Wisconsin Win, 70-62 (12/04/04) All-Time Series: Wisconsin leads, 3-0 Projected Starting Lineups: Wisconsin G Traevon Jackson – Sr. 6-3, 207 (9.5 ppg, 3.1 apg) G Josh Gasser – Sr. 6-4, 192 (7.7 […]


Beyond the Box Score: Wisconsin 62, Purdue 55

It wasn’t pretty, but the Badgers got the job done. In a physical game that had remnants of classic Big Ten games, the Boilermakers came into Madison unafraid and almost left with a win. With Illinois upsetting Maryland last night, Wisconsin and Iowa are already the last two Big Ten teams still undefeated in conference […]


Big Ten Weekly Preview: January 5-11

The first week of conference play is in the books and it’s not without a few upsets. Purdue has gotten off to a nice start and Iowa now has two solid road wins on it’s resume. Last Week (7-5) & Overall (135-39)

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Beyond the Box Score: Wisconsin 81, Northwestern 58

Another trip to Evanston; another blowout. While the football team always seems to have trouble in the friendly confines of Northwestern, the basketball team sure does not. The Badgers jumped out quickly like they did against Penn State, but this time never let the opponents even remotely into the game. Let’s look at the box […]


Big Ten Weekly Preview: December 29 - January 4

And conference play is finally here. There isn’t the hype that there has been some years and it’s kind of a weird feeling being predicted to essentially run away with the conference, but that’s the state the B1G is in right now. Sorry for not getting this up yesterday, but I’m writing this on the […]

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Beyond the Box Score: Wisconsin 68, California 56

I’ll be honest. I was a little worried about the game last night. Cal has an underrated team and would definitely want to prove that by knocking off the sixth ranked team in the country. Add into the mix it’s a west coast game with a late start after a weeklong layoff and the recipe […]


Big Ten Weekly Preview: December 22-28

Well last week wasn’t my finest week. I’ll definitely blame it on the fact that the B1G doesn’t seem like the deep basketball conference we’ve gotten to know in the past. There were some bad losses and some tough losses last week. The sad thing is, it’s starting to get too late in the year […]


Badger Basketball: This Year and Last

With the break this week, we figured, why not look back to last year at this point in the season and see how it matches up with this year. Obviously last year there wasn’t the hype there was this year, but that team also was undefeated heading into the finals break. We’ll start with the […]

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Big Ten Weekly Preview: December 15-21

Not a lot to see this week, as most schools are taking a light week due to finals. We do have some solid match-ups this weekend though, as there are a good number of neutral site games to look forward to. Last week (21-6) & Overall (103-23) Event of the Week Crossroads Classic If the […]

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Beyond the Box Score: Wisconsin 93, Milwaukee 54

I’ll be honest. There isn’t a whole lot to talk about in last night’s game. It was a blowout, and it was needed after the Andersen news earlier in the day. With that said, here’s a couple things that stood out. The Badgers had ten steals and only committed four turnovers. The past couple games, […]


Big Ten Basketball Weekly Preview: December 8-14

With the Big Ten/ACC Challenge behind us, there are only a few more weeks until conference play. You’ll notice that we’re hitting another stretch where there are a couple good games and a lot of schedule fillers. It should be a good week for the B1G. Last Week (18-10) & Season (82-17) Game of the […]

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Beyond the Box Score: Duke 80, Wisconsin 70

The game sure lived up to its billing. Too bad it wasn’t the result we were looking for. The 4th ranked Duke Blue Devils came into Madison and gave the 2nd ranked Badgers their first loss of the young season. Even with the loss, the B1G still won the ACC/B1G Challenge 8-6. Let’s jump into […]

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Big Ten Basketball Week Preview: Dec 1-7

It’s that time of year again as the Big Ten/ACC Challenge kicks off tonight. It’s got a different feel to it as both conferences continue to expand as we have match-ups such as Virginia at Maryland and Rutgers at Clemson. I’ll go more into depth on the challenge after we get to the predictions. Last Week […]

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Beyond the Box Score: Wisconsin 68, Georgetown 65

Last night we gave a recap of the big semifinal win in the Bahamas. Today let’s dig a little deeper into that box score. As we mentioned last night, this was a great team win. It was a nice test as the previous five teams gave little resistance to the Badgers. Having to come back […]

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Badgers Rally Against Georgetown; Championship Bound

Get to the next round. It’s what the Badgers needed to do, and it’s what they did. It just didn’t happen the way we have gotten used to. Bronson Koenig and Duje Dukan both shined off the bench as Wisconsin came back from a nine-point second half deficit to defeat a strong Georgetown team, 68-65. […]

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Big Ten Basketball Week Preview: November 17-23

It’s early season tournament time in college basketball which is a lot of fun for fans, but makes my job predicting the games more difficult. Because there are so many scenarios that could play out this week, I’m only predicting match-ups that are certain to happen (minus one game today since it had started when […]

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Beyond the Box Score: Wisconsin 84, Green Bay 60

So I’m glad Andy did such a great job with the postgame because I had the flu yesterday and while the game was on, deep analysis wasn’t going to be my forte. The first half ran as I was expecting, a close game with Sykes getting his, but the foul trouble was just too much. […]

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Big Ten Basketball Week Preview: November 17-23

It’s time for the first full week of B1G basketball predictions. Like this past weekend, there aren’t a lot of great match-ups. Other than the Game of the Week, the other good games I see are Michigan State and Duke facing off in the Champions Classic and SMU traveling to Indiana. Anyways, let’s get those picks! […]


Beyond the Box Score: Wisconsin 89, Chattanooga 45

That one felt over just minutes in, didn’t it? The Badgers were firing on all cylinders yesterday as they cruised to a win over Chattanooga. The win moves Wisconsin to 2-0 and a home game against Green Bay is next on the schedule. Let’s take a quick look into the box score, where, spoiler alert, […]

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Beyond the Box Score: Wisconsin 62, Northern Kentucky 31

Not a bad start to the season. Andy went into depth on the game last night, so I’m going to delve in a little deeper quick before the big football game this afternoon. Let’s jump into the box score. Twice the Badgers held Northern Kentucky scoreless for five-minute spans. The first of these came at […]

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2014 Badgers Basketball Preview: MTB staff predicts the season

Opening night is finally here. Never has there been as much hype as there is this season. Last year at this time Frank Kaminsky was an alright big guy and we were worried about the Badgers knocking off an average St. John’s team. Now Kaminsky is a cult figure and we feel like we can […]