cory_old
i had some questions stemming from the game today, and figured instead of a retroactive thread about basically nothing, have a proactive thread that can be used for random news/notes/questions/comments/what have you for Da Badgers the rest of the season.
watching the game today i thought Bo could have emptied the bench sooner, i'm really not sure why Hughes, Bohanon and Leur were in the game with under 5 minutes left and a 35 point lead. if one of them got hurt in a situation like that, man that'd be bad.

anyway, my more important question (which really isn't that all important): J.D. Wise, i see he walked on and made the team, was he being recruited by any small schools? maybe d2 or the wiac out of high school? anybody think he might be able to actually contribute by the time he's an upperclassman? wquinton was/is too small to ever get a chance to play big minutes (hughes and taylor being in front of him don't help), but at 6'2 for Wise, who knows?
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Buckybacker_old
I can't answer for the Wise question, but as regards to blowouts, Bo has always said you have to earn your playing time, not receive it just because the normal rotation kicked the crap out of the opposing team. So if the scrubs have only earned 2 minutes a game, the regular rotation will be in their for 38, regardless of score.
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cory_old
that's fair; i understand the message of hard work he's trying to convey in that regard. i was just looking at it from an injury standpoint. if hughes had fell ackwardly, or Leur had gotten tangled up and something happened, that'd be bad news for a badgers team that, i think we can all admit on the surface, doesn't seem all that deep. i know a coach can't think that way, but up 30+ with less than 5 to go would be a terrible time for an injury. oh well, it's done and everyone came out clean on the otherside, that's what matters.
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cory_old
j-bo is on a roll early 4-5 from the field, 3-4 from deep (with the only miss being a heat check 3). bo's badgers up 34-22 at the break
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quinnster10
The Badgers played really well in dominating Penn State, certainly the Badgers looked like one of the few teams in the Big10 poised to challenge for the top 2 spots, if they can continue to play basketball like this, they will be tough to beat.
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cory_old
Having Nankivil and Leuer as bigs who can bang down low and step out and hit the mid-to-long range jumper, i think, really helps wisconsin's swing offense. i think it really helps spread the floor (obviously) when you have to guard those guys at the top of the key, it opens up driving lanes and gives the guards more open space when posting up. the swing, as we know, finds the bigs out on the perimeter fairly often (especially compared to most offense's) and having guys that are a threat out there is a darn good thing.
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lg11
The Badgers have dominated their first two Big Ten games, and that's with limited production from Leuer.
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justjon007
LG wrote:


The Badgers have dominated their first two Big Ten games, and that's with limited production from Leuer.


This will be a tough week with a game at MSU on Wednesday and Purdue at the Kohl Center on Saturday. Two wins would really put the Badgers in the driver's seat.
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cory_old
that Purdue game is going to be HUGE. i don't see bucky winning though, purdue is scary good, wisconsin is good, but purdue is scary good
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memhoops714
Kramer isnt exactly a drive and dish type player.

Im not so much trying to dis Kramer as I am trying to compliment Jackson. He is lighting quick with the ball and he can get into the lane at will. With a whole bunch of jumpshooters around him he makes all of their lives a lot easier when he is playing.

Make sense?
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cory_old
Memhoops714 wrote:


Kramer isnt exactly a drive and dish type player.

Im not so much trying to dis Kramer as I am trying to compliment Jackson. He is lighting quick with the ball and he can get into the lane at will. With a whole bunch of jumpshooters around him he makes all of their lives a lot easier when he is playing.

Make sense?


yeah i agree with that. and i'm just saying that kramer is capable and can run the point so they're not as hurting without jackson as if, say, Hummel (as we saw last year) or Johnson got hurt.
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memhoops714
cory wrote:


that Purdue game is going to be HUGE. i don't see bucky winning though, purdue is scary good, wisconsin is good, but purdue is scary good


Purdue's lack of a PG is going to hurt them this year in tough games....especially on the road.

I think UW will split with them this year, ending a 2 year losing streak vs Purdue.
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I won tickets to the Purdue game. Key matchup there will be the Badgers neutralizing Johnson on the boards and keeping Hummel off his game shooting.
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memhoops714
longball wrote:


I won tickets to the Purdue game. Key matchup there will be the Badgers neutralizing Johnson on the boards and keeping Hummel off his game shooting.


Keaton shut down Johnson last year.

Evans will be an improvement vs Hummel as opposed to Krabbenhoft. Jarmusz is a nice matchup for him as well.


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cory_old
Memhoops714 wrote:


cory wrote:


that Purdue game is going to be HUGE. i don't see bucky winning though, purdue is scary good, wisconsin is good, but purdue is scary good


Purdue's lack of a PG is going to hurt them this year in tough games....especially on the road.

I think UW will split with them this year, ending a 2 year losing streak vs Purdue.

I don't know about that. Yeah Lewis Jackson is a good player and the better athlete but Kramer isn't bad himself. he's played 25 or more minutes a game since he was a freshman and has proven to be more than capable of running their offense nad playing tough nosed defense. they miss jackson for depth and because he brings more to the table, but they can with win with Kramer

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