gstacy
can Wisconsin pull another rabbit out of the hat? I know nothing about Iowa just that they are ranked higher.
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thecrackerjack
No need to pull a rabbit out of their hat. Begas has UW as a 2 point favorite. UW needs to keep playing good basketball, and they will be right there. They need to tighten up on the defensive end as Iowa is a quality offensive team. One of these games, Pritzl is going to get going here, which would be a nice boost. 

Hopefully, Ford can get up to game speed here soon. Outside of his shooting, he was dreadful defending and rebounding against NC State. Still, his shooting prowess is a boon for UW as they can surround Happ w/ 4 quality 3 point shooters. 
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gstacy
Is Kobe still slowed by his injury? The game I saw he seemed to be holding back a bit.
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traviswilson
gstacy wrote:
Is Kobe still slowed by his injury? The game I saw he seemed to be holding back a bit.

His explosiveness certainly seems to be noticeably less than it had been. He might not be fully 100% in that area (and confident in it) until next year.
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No need to pull a rabbit out of their hat. Begas has UW as a 2 point favorite. UW needs to keep playing good basketball, and they will be right there. They need to tighten up on the defensive end as Iowa is a quality offensive team. One of these games, Pritzl is going to get going here, which would be a nice boost. 

Hopefully, Ford can get up to game speed here soon. Outside of his shooting, he was dreadful defending and rebounding against NC State. Still, his shooting prowess is a boon for UW as they can surround Happ w/ 4 quality 3 point shooters. 

Glad someone else noticed. He was especially abysmal rebounding, barely pretending to try most of the time. 
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gstacy
his might also be related to the injury. it may take a few more games, hope ifs not something that lingers. Would be nice to see him take that next step.
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oldballcoach1
Really an outstanding win tonight.  This was one of those tough grind it out wins that didn't occur last year.  The Badgers were tougher than Iowa and it showed the final 8 minutes of the game.  I have been hard on Brevin Pritzel, but he was a difference maker tonight.  He made all the hustle plays and battled the bigs of Iowa all night.  Huge shots made by Trice, Davison, and Happ and just solid play.  It helped Iowa missed some shots.  

This is one of those wins at the end of the season that will be looked at as a quality win.  A win on the road in the Big 10 and against the #14 team in the nation.  On a negative, I am speculating here, but it sure appeared Trev Anderson hurt the knee bad and I won't be shocked to see him miss the season.  His reaction seemed like he knew.  

 
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mickjagger
Really an outstanding win tonight.  This was one of those tough grind it out wins that didn't occur last year.  The Badgers were tougher than Iowa and it showed the final 8 minutes of the game.  I have been hard on Brevin Pritzel, but he was a difference maker tonight.  He made all the hustle plays and battled the bigs of Iowa all night.  Huge shots made by Trice, Davison, and Happ and just solid play.  It helped Iowa missed some shots.  

This is one of those wins at the end of the season that will be looked at as a quality win.  A win on the road in the Big 10 and against the #14 team in the nation.  On a negative, I am speculating here, but it sure appeared Trev Anderson hurt the knee bad and I won't be shocked to see him miss the season.  His reaction seemed like he knew.  
#14 Iowa was favored by 1 pt at home vs #22 UW. 

I pretty much concur with your assessment of the game, oldballcoach.  And, yes, Brevin Pritzl was clutch tonight in Iowa City.

An observation ...  I felt down the stretch (last 5 minutes or so of the 2nd half), the game was officiated very fairly.  But up to that point the imbalance of the calls, favoring the home team, reminded me of how games in the Big Ten were regularly called, up until 3-4 years ago.

It used to be the home team in the Big 10 would regularly visit the FT line 20+ times per game, while the visiting team would be lucky to see the charity-stripe 10 times a game. The home team would be in the bonus halfway thru each half, while the visitor would be lucky to be in the bounus in either of the 2 halves, if at all.  That's how tonight's game was shaping up until the last 5 minutes, when some sanity &  balance was restored, and the late calls more or less evened themselves out.

I really hope the Big 10 officials don't resort to the old way of calling games to favor the home team. The past 3 or 4 years have been a joy to watch Big 10 men's basketball, in part because of the balance & fairness of the officiating. 

Friday Night, 11/30/18

#22 Wisconsin (6-1)  72
at #14 Iowa (6-1)  66

Final Score

Game Recap:
https://uwbadgers.com/news/2018/11/30/mens-basketball-big-ten-bang-badgers-open-in-style.aspx

Box Score:
https://uwbadgers.com/boxscore.aspx?id=9517&path=mbball
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traviswilson
Midgets win
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db11
Midgets win


Did they? I only saw the box score...Only one assist for the supposed PG...*shakes head*

😎

Not much out there on Anderson's injury, other than confirming OBC's observation that TA appeared despondent afterwards. I'd have to guess he's done since the knee was already compromised coming into the season. Team really can't afford any more injuries now. One positive is this opens up a door for Tai Strickland (another midget...*eyeroll*) to crack the rotation.
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db11 wrote:


Did they? I only saw the box score...Only one assist for the supposed PG...*shakes head*

😎

Not much out there on Anderson's injury, other than confirming OBC's observation that TA appeared despondent afterwards. I'd have to guess he's done since the knee was already compromised coming into the season. Team really can't afford any more injuries now. One positive is this opens up a door for Tai Strickland (another midget...*eyeroll*) to crack the rotation.
Trice was just fine Friday night.  May  have only had 1 assist, but also had only 3 TO's, hit 4 treys, scored 20 pts, grabbed 7 rebounds  and generally played a very  good floor game.  He has improved leaps & bounds since the beginning of 2017.  Plays with confidence, yet under control, reliable at the FT line. Thru 8 games, Trice is shooting 28 of 48 from beyond the arc (58%).  One of those #'s leads the country, either the 28 made treys or his 3-pt %.    Trice is tied with Ethan Happ for the team's scoring lead at 17.4 ppg, is shooting 47% from the floor and 80% from the FT-line.  Also, thru 8 games Trice has almost a 2-to-1 assist to turnover ratio:  21 assists to 11 turnovers.  His assists are 2nd on the team to Ethan Happ's 48 ... which is how this season's Badgers roll !
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elsmith4
Safety.. How's your.man Trice? Did you see the boxscore? CLUTCH 

Got to think that when Davison starts hitting his shots that we will be even better.  

As for Anderson, you have to think he's done as he already had a partially torn ACL.  Tough break for the kid as he was still getting to the rim with that injury.  Wouldn't be surprised if he has season ending surgery and comes back much stronger next season.  

Time for Tai Strickland to step up and it's a perfect time to do it as we have a bunch of non-conf games coming up. 
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traviswilson
elsmith4 wrote:
Safety.. How's your.man Trice? Did you see the boxscore? CLUTCH 

Got to think that when Davison starts hitting his shots that we will be even better.  

As for Anderson, you have to think he's done as he already had a partially torn ACL.  Tough break for the kid as he was still getting to the rim with that injury.  Wouldn't be surprised if he has season ending surgery and comes back much stronger next season.  

Time for Tai Strickland to step up and it's a perfect time to do it as we have a bunch of non-conf games coming up. 

Strickland has looked completely lost in the few real minutes he's played this year, including against Iowa when he came in for a minute and turned the ball over and made a bad decision to try to dribble through four guys before an offensive foul. If he is counted on for a larger role, he'll need to adjust to the college game extremely quickly.
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oldballcoach1
I am guessing that the bench will just get a little shorter and Strickland will continue to see some spot minutes here and there.  He played like his pants were on fire Friday night and that showed he isn't quite ready yet.  When Trice heads to the bench, I would guess Davison will handle the ball.  It will just change the sub pattern with either Trice or Davison being on the court all the time.  

What this does though is subtracts a rotation player and if another injury were to occur, it could impact this team in a really bad way.  Just as last year.  Injuries are a part of the game for sure, it just seems like the Badgers have had more than others.  
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gstacy
I thought Tai would be pushing the starting guards esp. the pg spot for minutes from the start. I was a bit surprised that he wasn't getting too many minutes. UW would be set if Trice and Tai were a 1-2 punch with not a huge drop off. I think he may be a bit more uptempo and could be a nice compliment to Trice.
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