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Still buzzing about win over Duke

National and local media are still buzzing about Wisconsin's upset of No. 6 Duke at the Kohl Center Wednesday night. On the strength of a career-high 26 points from Trevon Hughes, Bo Ryan's Badgers knocked off their first top-10 opponent since winning at Texas in the 2007-08 season.

Here is a sampling of some of the praise being heaped on Hughes, Ryan and the Badgers.

"It doesn't get better than Bo. How many of the other 21 Challenge teams would trade rosters with Wisconsin? But how many wouldn't rather have coach Bo Ryan? The Badgers' victory over Duke clinched it for the Big Ten, and maybe that was fitting."
Mike DeCourcy
The Sporting News

091202MBB-0241-Ryan.jpg"Best number in Wisconsin's box was total turnovers: 5. (That is not a typo.) Badgers also had 17 assists on 26 made field goals. Think this guy Bo Ryan can coach a little?"
Seth Davis
Sports Illustrated

"Forget about personnel for a minute and repeat after me: A Ryan-coached team will never finish ninth. Never. Ever. The Badgers declared they are a player in the Big Ten race. Expect Wisconsin to be back in the NCAAs yet again."
Andy Katz

"He's a (darn) good player. In the last two years he has gone from a good player to a great player."
Mike Krzyzewski of Trévon Hughes
Duke head coach

"I, Gary Parrish, swear on everything I own -- including my iPod, portable GPS and hundreds of thousands of Marriott points -- that I will never leave Wisconsin unranked in the preseason as long as Bo Ryan is coaching with his NCAA tournament streak intact."
Gary Parrish

"Wisconsin traveled afar to Maui, but it wasn't until they were back on their home court that the Badgers proved they should be considered among the nation's elite."
Shannon Ryan
Chicago Tribune

"Bo Ryan can flat out coach. I'd take Trevon Hughes any day as my point guard."
Jimmy Dykes

"Trevon Hughes is one of the least talked about players in the country. Bo Ryan is a fantastic coach with players who believe in his system."
Jay Williams