Wisconsin State Journal reporter Jim Polzin asked Badgers fans on Twitter what they thought of No. 22 Wisconsin's 59-52 loss to Minnesota on Thursday night at the Kohl Center in Madison.
Here's what fans were saying on Twitter after the loss:
Looking on the bright side
Positives if any; Reuvers play on both ends, grit when down 15 then 12, Defense wasn’t bad— Charles B. (@chazb33) January 4, 2019
Calling out Coach
Team isn’t getting better w Gard and he can’t recruit.— Sherman (@BestDamnBroker) January 4, 2019
Team has no ability to create offense outside of Happ post ups. Iverson playing so much more than King and Pritzl makes no sense. Gard not showing much without Bo’s players.— Michael Cunningham (@PSK102) January 4, 2019
Wearing out his welcome
Greg Gard is becoming a coach I don’t want around anymore. Not sure he’s better than just an assistant.— Joel Nelson (@jakesdaddio) January 4, 2019
Headed in the wrong direction
Bo Ryan never allowed for his teams to be so ill prepared.... they are regressing to the early 80’s .— Mariselle Jordan (@MariselleJ) January 4, 2019
What's with Trice?
Ugh. Where do we start? Free throws and poor guard play at the end. Need more shot makers on offense. But in reality something broke, and his name is DMitrik Trice.— Thömas A. Miller (@UWBone24) January 4, 2019
Time to lose it
Idk I’m ready to overreact tho— UW Grateful Red (@UWGratefulRed) January 4, 2019
Lack of confidence could prove costly
Struggling with very low confidence and poor guard play right now. Outside of Happ, no one seems confident shooting (except for FTs that is), and too many bench guys make no contribution. If things don’t change they’ll miss the tourney again.— Russ Evansen (@waunaruss) January 4, 2019
Is this what practice looks like?
See my earlier comment. I made myself watch but gritted my teeth nearly the entire game. They seem completely disjointed, out of synch, and lacking confidence. How were they been looking in practices this week?— BethAnn Meier (@BAMeier) January 4, 2019
Call King's number
Kobe King needs to get the ball more! Give him some shots— Beth Gartman (@gabbynryan) January 4, 2019
A great guy, but...
Gard is not the guy. Sorry because he seems like a great guy but time to upgrade.— Mike Jorgensen (@greengoldkidd) January 4, 2019
Is it hot in here?
Gard’s seat might be hot at this point— Kevin Kalk (@kevnkalk) January 4, 2019
Pritzl needs to step up
What happened to pritzl...no interest in scoring...doesn’t even look at the hoop when he gets the ball— aarondentz (@aarondentz) January 4, 2019
Give Gophers their due
Minnesota a better team tonight. Better bench play and more balanced offense— Dave Marsh (@dmarsh1045) January 4, 2019
Hack-a-Happ here to stay
Not the same team as early in the year. Getting scouted up too. Guards look uncomfortable. Hack-a-Happ is a real thing.— Jeff Bruggink (@bru4pk) January 4, 2019
Can't all be on Coach
Execution is on the players... Coach Gard didn’t miss 10 free throws— Ryan Risch (@ryan_risch) January 4, 2019
Let's get one thing straight
People who think Gard needs to be fired are clueless. Does he take some responsibility? Absolutely. But Gard isnt missing free throws. Gard isnt turning the ball over 3 times in the last 2 minutes. Players have to execute— The Coan Train 🚂 (@29_CJM) January 4, 2019
Another self-inflicted defeat
Offensive stats look a lot like the loss to Marq. High turnovers, Terrible 3pt shooting, Still could have won it from the line but shot sub 50%. Badgers beat themselves....again.— redforeman62 (@redforeman62) January 4, 2019
Toughen up or tournament off the table
These players are not mentally tough, trained, coached or prepared to finish a tight game. Bo Ryan would never allow that to happen. That’s on the Coaching staff. Gard needs to toughing up these players quickly or they aren’t making the tournament again!— j b (@jjwbfdx) January 4, 2019
Let King loose
Unleash Kobe King. Cripes no one can generate a shot on their own with this offense— Jeremy Wojtecki (@jwojPAC) January 4, 2019
Broken on break?
Winter break slump?— Ben Miskowski (@MiskoBeat) January 4, 2019