Wisconsin State Journal reporter Jim Polzin asked Badgers fans on Twitter what they thought of Wisconsin's 69-54 loss to the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Wednesday in a Big Ten/ACC Challenge game at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C.
Here's what fans were saying after the Badgers fell to 0-4 on the road this season:
Only if you're trying to win
Are you supposed to score a field goal in the last six minutes? Just wondering.— Barry Adams (@madnewsboy) December 5, 2019
Trending toward something
I enjoy getting rolled by a 3rd consecutive NIT team.— WiscoDisco 🇺🇸 (@WiscoSports4) December 5, 2019
Glad our program is trending up.
And that's saying A LOT
This is some of the ugliest basketball I can remember watching, ever.— Doug Fox (@DougFox78) December 5, 2019
It's not Badger basketball
Settle for jacking 3’s.— Trent Probst (@coachprobst) December 5, 2019
Poor FT %.
Sub Par Defense.
Guards don’t post up.
Little resemblance of the swing.
Very far from looking like Wisconsin basketball.
Settle in for a long ride
They have NO offense. This is going to be a very long season.— WSRanter (@WSRanter) December 5, 2019
Living up to expectations
This is exactly what should be expected from this team. Development is at an all time low and we don’t have a single playmaker.— Pete Pedalezi (@Pistol608) December 5, 2019
Not looking good
Again talent wins out and we have nobody offensively who tilts the floor in our favor. And when you also can’t take care of the ball that’s a recipe for losing. Feels a lot like the 2017-2018 season. Don’t see at this point how we can get enough wins in the B1G to make tourney— Andrew Zimdars (@andrew_zimdars) December 5, 2019
Embarrassing losses piling up
Same as last Tuesday but make that 3 of the most embarrassing loses in a row now. When was the last time we lost 3 games in a row by double digits to unranked teams and only scored in the 50's each game?— Aaron Poller (@pollera33) December 5, 2019
Worst part of the job!
Do you type this tweet and then instantly throw your phone in the trash for 3 hours?— EricTheRed (@RealEricTheRed) December 5, 2019
Never give up
I have learned never to give up on Badger basketball. Nevertheless, this has been a bad 10-day stretch.— Rick Johnson (@mrjrkj) December 5, 2019
Sad state of affairs
If Davison and Trice are your best players, you will have a hard time winning a high school state championship.— E M (@maascowjr) December 5, 2019
Even LeBron couldn't help
LeBron would be to frustrated and these guys would be in the corner crying when he went off on them daily— Ted Wentz (@TedWentz) December 5, 2019
The talent just isn’t there. The discipline just isn’t there. It’s a fine group of kids, but there isn’t that one leader who you know can carry the team. Until someone steps up- it will be rinse, wash, repeat. I haven’t seen any player development out of Gard.— Mitchell Gauger (@MitchellGauger) December 5, 2019
Offensive strategy baffling
I'm tired of offensive possessions that start and stay at the midcourt logo with ineffective ball screens that keep the ball 40 feet from the basket with the clock running down. Maybe I'm crazy tho— Jeremy Wojtecki (@jwojPAC) December 5, 2019
Help is on the way
Ball doesn’t move like swing offense. Not good enough to isolate. Terrible shooting so far. Wasn’t expecting this. But getting Potter will help. Feels like around a .500 season now.— CTGrant (@Ctg2223) December 5, 2019
That's not good
In the last three games, The Badgers have a combined two made field goals in the last five minutes.— Ryan Roth (@RyanRoth411) December 5, 2019
I feel like the best coaches solve problems before they exist. I feel like Gard is running around with a fire extinguisher. The last 2 games we had turnover issues. Now we have shooting problems and making horrible decisions. I love Gard as a person but losing faith as our coach.— Joel Albers (@allbertros) December 5, 2019
Wait and see!
Dreadful shooting (as usual), poor defense (trending), poor coaching (as expected). I’m willing to predict that by the end of the season a local media person might actually criticize Greg Gard...okay, probably not.— Simon R. Gillham (@Busdude671) December 5, 2019
Plenty of blame to go around
The real question is do we blame the coaching or the players?? There’s definitely zero heart by these guys and will to win. You can see it! But do we blame coaching for turnovers, free throws, and shooting 18% from 3 in the last three games?? Idk who to blame but that’s pathetic!— W Sports (@just_a_game5) December 5, 2019
Someone is responsible for this
Either the coach is telling them to launch 3’s all night or the team is ignoring the coach and launching 3’s all night, either way, a change needs to be made!— Dusten Braaksma (@Braaksma_D14) December 5, 2019
I really thought freshman year that Davidson was going to be special for the Badgers. Man was I wrong. I thought the nights his offense was off his leadership and defense he showed freshman year would carry the team. I really don’t understand what is happening.— Ryan Mills (@CoachRyanMills) December 5, 2019