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Look what they're saying about the Badgers

Just about everyone is talking college hoops these days and everybody becomes an "expert." Well we've sifted through countless articles and blogs to come up with a few gems about the Badgers that you might enjoy.

Andy Katz of ESPN:
"A potential Sweet 16 matchup between No. 1 Kentucky and No. 4 Wisconsin could be a tough matchup for the Wildcats. The Badgers have taken down Duke this season and have the ability to fluster a team like Kentucky if senior guards Trevon Hughes and Jason Bohannon make shots. Junior forward Jon Leuer presents a tough a matchup with his ability to hit shots facing the basket as a step-out 4 man. Oh, and Bo Ryan is one of the most underrated game coaches in the biz."

Dick Vitale:
"Don't worry, Badger fans. Despite the loss to Illinois in the Big Ten quarterfinals, keep an eye on Bo Ryan's Badgers. This team was impressive in beating Duke earlier this season as well as strong league wins. They have a great understanding of how to play winning basketball. The return of Jon Leuer from a broken wrist has been a big positive. They have strength on the perimeter with Trevon Hughes, Jordan Taylor and Jason Bohanon. I really feel this team can compete with the big boys."
Adrian Branch:
"I think Wisconsin is one of the hottest teams coming into this tournament. With Jon Leuer, 6-10, he's like a Robbie Hummel-type of mismatch when he is playing well. Then Trevon Hughes, who can score from the outside. They have got a good inside-outside. And, by the way, a fantastic coach."

Jimmy Dykes:
"The biggest problem for the Terriers? His name is Bo Ryan. If you had to take a coach in this tournament and say who do you think is going to be most prepared on opening day, Bo Ryan is going to get a lot of votes now. This guy can flat out coach. He's got an underrated point guard in Hughes. They are not going to beat themselves."

"Here's the toughest game for Kentucky out of this whole bracket. It's not West Virginia. It's Temple or Wisconsin. It's how they play and how they are coached. They are going to shrink that floor. They have good offensive players. That's the most difficult game for Kentucky to get past."

Bob Wenzel of CBS referring to Bo Ryan:
"He's one of the top 10 coaches in the country," Wenzel said. "Every year Wisconsin isn't supposed to be good and every year they are terrific."