Markus Ilver, a 6-foot-8 forward from Estonia, orally committed to the Badgers on Wednesday. Ilver, who plays at Western Reserve Academy in Ohio, also had scholarship offers from Nebraska, Utah, VCU and Xavier and had received interest from Virginia, Washington and others.
The NCAA announced Monday that all 67 games in this year’s men’s basketball event will be played in Indiana due to the COVID-19 pandemic that completely wiped out last year’s tournament.
After splitting two games at home last week – a loss to Maryland followed by a win over Minnesota – the Badgers fell to No. 8 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll.
The game between the No. 6 Badgers and Penn State, scheduled for Sunday at the Bryce Jordan Center, has been postponed due to a COVID-19 issue.
UW has gone a combined 68 of 252 from 3-point range (27%), shooting 34% or better only twice, during a 12-game losing streak at the Breslin Center.
What Nathan Dupont has branded the Holiday Joy Drive resulted in 921 toys valued at over $12,000 being donated to children throughout the Madison and Milwaukee areas.
“He’s always been a great playmaker,” UW assistant coach Dean Oliver said of Trevor Anderson, “but he’s coming in and being a better point guard this year off the bench.”
Following a legend is no easy task. So how has Greg Gard done running the UW men's basketball program the past five years after taking over for longtime mentor Bo Ryan?
UW, which won two games last week, climbed to No. 9 in this week's AP Top 25 poll.
“I think we’ve gotten better,” UW coach Greg Gard said. “And that’s the biggest measuring stick.”
UW's game against No. 23 Louisville, originally scheduled for last week as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, is now set to be played Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Kohl Center.
The Badgers have been called for 22 fouls in each of their past two games. They had 15 fouls in the second half of a win over Rhode Island last week.
The Badgers (4-1) moved up to No. 12 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll after beating Rhode Island last week.
The No. 13 Badgers will host Loyola-Chicago on Tuesday at the Kohl Center, replacing a game against Northern Iowa that was scheduled for Wednesday but had to be canceled.
Some good news arrived Thursday morning when Louisville announced that its medical team has advised the Cardinals that they may “begin the integration back to action,” according to a news release from the school.
UW's game against Louisville, scheduled for Wednesday night at the Kohl Center, is in doubt after a positive COVID-19 test Thursday put the Cardinals' program on an indefinite pause.
Badgers sophomore forward Tyler Wahl made strides in multiple areas during the offseason. Not only is the 6-foot-9, 220-pound Wahl bigger, he's also more confident in shot.
Will Ryan, son of coaching great Bo Ryan, returns to the Kohl Center on Tuesday when the No. 4 Badgers host UW-Green Bay.
The Badgers moved up three spots to No. 4 in the AP Top 25 poll after opening their season with a pair of comfortable wins.
Sophomore guard Sydney Hilliard scored a career-high 24 points and added eight rebounds and four assists as Wisconsin beat Western Illinois 73-66 Sunday at the Kohl Center.
Junior Sophie Shirley becomes 18th player in program history to reach 50 career goals.
No. 7 UW scored the first 25 points, hitting 10 of its first 13 shots, and coasted to a 92-58 win Friday night at the Kohl Center.
Sloppiness in the defensive zone led to the Badgers falling behind, coach Mark Johnson said.