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Its up to our defense. Not feeling too hopeful...
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Big FT Frank. Make it 3 points


Air ball 3 and the badgers on the line. Trae needs to put these in
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These officials suck. Jackson was fouled way after he passed the ball ahead. That ended up costing them an easy two points.
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These FT's seal it Frank. Put them in, at least 1
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GREAT seven day stretch for the Badgers winning at Ann Arbor and Iowa City!!!!
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That was a great win.
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Take care of business the rest of the regular season and get one win in the BIG Ten Tournament and Milwaukee for opening weekend of the NCAAs is almost guaranteed.
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Even more impressive these past two wins is that they came with Brust really struggling.
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Living in Des Moines, this could be a lot of fun these next few days. Kaminsky is a shining example of Bo Ryan's abilities as a coach with his improvement this year.
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reberns wrote:
Not to hit the refs again, because thats not my style normally, but they are letting Iowa get away with murder on rebounds...

and those moving screens Oglesby was running open on...

Huge win for UW today! It keeps their very slim, outside chance of tying for a conference title alive.

It was also nice to see Koenig come alive today and shoot the ball with confidence despite not shooting well in conference play.
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Brust was hurt in practice this week. He even sat out practice on Wed. He will come around sometime in the future.
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#16-18 Wisconsin 79
at #15 Iowa 74

Final Score

Nothing original here .... but these road wins for the Badger this week were HUGE! Expect another bump in the all-important RPI and another jump in the human polls.

Frankie is my guy ... he is so versatile on the offensive end, teams have to account for him at all times & at all points on the floor, thereby making Bucky's perimeter-heavy offense just that much more eefficient. IMO, he is a legitimate "game-changer" within the scheme of the Badgers' "swing" offense. And, I'll take freshmen Nigel Hayes & Bronson Koening for my team every time. One of things that tells me Hayes is the real deal, has the proper attitude & can take coaching, is his improvement over the last 4-5 games or so at the FT line. You can tell he has worked on that early-season deficiency and wants to get better as a player and a scorer. And I really like Bucky's offense when Koening is out front, running the team. I do not recall the Badgers ever having this much scoring depth. Bucky currently has 7 scorers, when in many seasons, under Bo, they've been fortunate to have more than 2.

Another observation: The Big 10 officiating has been more balanced and fair to road teams this season, than I ever remember. And "Ever" is a long time in my 50+ seasons of following Big 10 basketball. Granted, there is currently a lot of balance & a number of very good teams in the Big 10, .... but, IMO, the officials are calling the games much more evenly than in the past & consequently there have been more road wins in the Big 10 this season. I believe Wisconsin is 5-2 on the road, in the conference, so far this season. And, conversely, UW has 3 conference home losses for the same reasons.


? With wins at No. 15 Michigan and at No. 15 Iowa in its last two games, Wisconsin has now posted road wins over ranked Big Ten teams in back-to-back games for the first time in school history.

? UW improved to 153-65 (.702) in Big Ten play under Bo Ryan and 313-118 (.726) overall.

? The Badgers are 7-2 against teams currently ranked in the AP Top 25, the most such wins by any team in the nation. In fact, no other team has more than 4 wins against the Top 25.

? Wisconsin is 6-1 against teams that were ranked in the AP poll at the time of playing them.

? Among Big Ten teams, only Michigan State (11) has more wins away from home than UW.

? The Badgers are 74-68 (.521) in true road games in 13 seasons under Bo Ryan, owning the most road wins and the highest winning percentage among all Big Ten teams in that span.

? Wisconsin now leads the all-time series with Iowa 80-79. The Badgers have won 16 of the last 21 meetings overall.

? The Badgers improved to 14-0 on the season with scoring at least 75 points.

? UW turned the ball over 6 times in the first half, but finished with 9 total. The Badgers lead the NCAA averaging just 8.3 turnovers per game.

? Wisconsin had four players score in double figures for the 18th time this season.

? After being out-scored 36-12 in the paint in the season?s first meeting, Wisconsin equaled Iowa, 32-32, on points in the paint Saturday.


? Junior Frank Kaminsky scored a team-high 21 points to go along with 7 rebounds, 2 assists, one blocks and one steal. Over the last three games, Kaminsky is averaging 21.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game.

? Sophomore Sam Dekker tallied his fifth double-double of the season with 15 points and 11 rebounds. He also added 2 assists and a steal. Dekker has scored in double figures in 23 games this season.

? Junior Josh Gasser finished with 12 points on 4-for-5 3-point shooting. Gasser now leads the Big Ten shooting 46.3 percent from long range this season.

? Freshman Bronson Koenig finished with a career-high 12 points with 2 assists and zero turnovers. Koenig equaled his previous career high in the first half alone with 10 points.

? With a step-back jumper in the second half, senior Ben Brust scored his 1,000th point, becoming the 38th UW played to reach that milestone and the 12th player in the Bo Ryan era.

? Freshman Nigel Hayes equaled a career high with 6 rebounds. He also chipped in 7 points, going 3-for-3 from the free throw line with a career-high 3 assists.

Recap, Box Score, Team Stats:*

*Team Notes, Individual Notes & Box Score: Courtesy of UWBadgers.com

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