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Geoffrion is 20th Badger in NHL this season

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The 2010 Hobey Baker Memorial Award winner, Wisconsin's first, continues making history. Brentwood, Tenn., native Blake Geoffrion made his NHL debut this afternoon to become the 20th former Badger to play in an NHL game this season.

Geoffrion made history during his debut, becoming the first fourth-generation player in NHL history. He's also the first player ever drafted out of Tennessee.

He's the fourth former Badger to make his NHL debut this season (Brian Fahey, Ryan McDonagh and Derek Stepan are the others).

He becomes the 69th former Badger to skate in the NHL all-time.

Interestingly, Geoffrion makes his debut against the Dallas Stars and former Badger Adam Burish. The Madison, Wis., native Burish captained the Badgers to their 2006 NCAA championship, while Geoffrion was a captain for UW's run to the 2010 NCAA championship game. Do you think Burish might have brought up on the ice that fact that he's got an NCAA title ring and Geoffrion just fell short?

Madison.com looks at Pentimone's contributions

Andy Baggot caught up with senior Carla Pentimone, looking at her many contributions to the UW women's hockey team.

Read the full story below.

Madison.com: "Badgers have their 'Rudy' in Pentimone" (Feb. 25, 2011)

Lucas at Large: Kirk Daubenspeck

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Mark Strobel was visiting with some friends at the Kohl Center when he was approached by someone wearing a minor league hockey jersey. It was not any ordinary jersey. It was a South Carolina Stingrays jersey, a Kirk Daubenspeck jersey, a No. 29.

Strobel almost broke down in tears. "He came up to me and said that he had met Dobber a few times,'' related Strobel, a former UW hockey captain and teammate of Daubenspeck's. "He said he didn't make a lot of money but he wanted to donate to the medical fund. I hugged him.''

Strobel then put on the jersey and posed for some pictures. "Maybe this was the start of the healing process for all of us on the journey that we're going on,'' he said softly.

Archived Gameday Blog: Women's Tennis vs. Marquette

Justin Mozer chronicled all the action in Wisconsin's 6-1 win over Marquette on Feb. 23, 2011 at Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison, Wis.

Kids' Day in pictures

The UW women's tennis team held Kids' Day in conjunction with its match against Marquette at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium on Feb. 23, 2011. The Badgers defeated the Golden Eagles, 6-1. Bucky Badger attended the match, and the Badgers held a serving competition for kids between singles and doubles competition.

Check out a photo gallery from Kids' Day: Kids' Day photo gallery

The Voice: Despite departures, terrific tournament is on tap

The_Voice_Matt_Lepay_200.jpgAn ongoing topic in the college basketball world centers on how players who leave school after one or two years have hurt the game. Critics will say the game is watered down, that many of today's first-team All-Americans would be hard pressed to make the second or third team in the old days.

Sure, it would be terrific for college basketball if the Kevin Durants and Blake Griffins of the world played a full four years, but that is not reality, and it is unlikely to change.

A critic will complain that the NCAA tournament will be lacking a great team, that it merely will be a collection of mediocre to good squads. I am not so sure about that, but even if there is some truth to the claim, it should make for an exciting March. 

Nankivil, Bruesewitz return as Badgers prep at Crisler

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Wisconsin has won each of its last three visits to Crisler Arena, but this year's trip to Ann Arbor might be the toughest in recent years. This upstart Michigan team has won six of its last eight and boasts a youthful roster hunting down an NCAA tournament berth.

Practice_at_Michigan.JPGVideo from practice

The Badgers' task of picking up a road win seemingly got a little bit easier Tuesday with the return to practice of senior Keaton Nankivil and sophomore Mike Bruesewitz. Both forwards were held out of Monday's practice, Nankivil with an ankle injury sustained Sunday vs. Penn State and Bruesewitz with an illness.

Nankivil, who is averaging 11.6 points per game during Big Ten play, was back in the starting lineup at Tuesday's practice in Crisler Arena and Bruesewitz was back to playing his role as one of the first off the bench.

Archived Gameday Blog: Women's Tennis

Justin Mozer chronicled all the action in Wisconsin's doubleheader against Western Illinois and Milwaukee on Feb. 20, 2011 at Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison, Wis. The Badgers defeated Western Illinois, 7-0, and picked up a 6-1 win over Milwaukee.

UW hits 30-win mark

Wisconsin's 9-1 win over Minnesota State on Feb. 19 marked the team's 30th win of the season and made 2010-11 UW's fourth 30-win campaign in women's hockey program history.

The Badgers also reached the 30-win mark in 2005-06 (36-4-1), 2006-07 (36-1-4) and 2008-09 (34-2-5).

Ball and White named to HeismanPundit.com's 2011 Watch List

With the start of spring practice exactly one month away, it's never too early to start thinking about the 2011 college football season.

HeismanPundit.com has released its preliminary watch list for the 2011 Heisman Trophy, and Wisconsin is one of just three schools - Oklahoma State and Oregon are the others - featuring two players on the list. Of the three schools with multiple players, UW is the only to have both play the same position.

Opening weekend

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In this week's blog entry, head coach Yvette Healy writes about the team's successful opening weekend at the Texas Invitational. Check back to UWBadgers.com for regular updates throughout the season.

What a great opening weekend for the Badger Softball team! We opened up in beautiful Austin, Texas. The weather was perfect the entire weekend, with mostly 70 degree temperatures at game time. We arrived on Wednesday night and got to practice Thursday morning on Texas' field before our opening games later that night. The team was so focused, enthusiastic and aggressive at practice; it set the tone for the entire trip.

Lucas at Large: Brust, Dukan understand role of understudy

As UW teammates, Ben Brust and Duje Dukan are going through the same transition to college basketball which has provided the true freshmen even more common ground as roommates.

"We talk about it on occasion, maybe when one of us has had a frustrating day or something like that,'' Dukan said. "It definitely helps with the process; the more we've aired it out to each other.''

Neither has been a factor in the playing rotation for the Badgers.

Neither is accustomed to being cast in the role of a spectator, either.

Dukan couldn't remember it happening before - "I don't think I've ever had to deal with this,'' he said - whereas Brust had a flashback to his freshman year of high school.

After stint on the sophomore team - during which he had earned a starting assignment -- Brust was called up to the Mundelein (Ill.) varsity midway through the season.

"When I moved up, I didn't play,'' Brust said. "But I definitely got better. It was more physical and I was playing with older guys in practice who were a little bit more mature than I was.''

That has given Brust a frame of reference to what he's experiencing now at Wisconsin. "It's kind of the same thing,'' he said. "Except now I'm older and this has definitely been a lot better for me.''

Better how? "I'm stronger,'' he said, "and I feel like I've learned a lot and I'm getting better. I'm trying to do whatever I can to help the team, and right now, that's different than playing.''

Brust and Dukan are both members of the UW scout team which simulates the opponent - on offense and defense - on a daily basis in practice for the starters and reserves in the rotation.

That's a far cry from being in the headlines as the best player on their high school teams.

Archived Gameday Blog: Women's Hockey vs. Minnesota State

Mandy Hansen chronicled all the action in No. 1 Wisconsin's 9-1 win over Minnesota State on Feb. 19, 2011 at All Seasons Arena in Mankato, Minn.

 

Archived Gameday Blog: Women's Hockey vs. Minnesota State

Mandy Hansen chronicled all the action in No. 1 Wisconsin's 4-0 shutout win over Minnesota State on Feb. 18, 2011 at All Seasons Arena in Mankato, Minn.

 

Badger Herald catches up with McKeough

This week, the Badger Herald looked at what makes sophomore defensemen Stefanie McKeough such a crucial part of Wisconsin's defensive corps. Read more about the blue liner: "McKeough making herself known on star-studded team."

Leaders emerge on young Badger squad

Senior Marek Michalicka and sophomore Billy Bertha shared their leadership strategies with the Badger Herald and explained what it's like being leaders on a young team like the UW men's tennis team. Read the whole story below.

Badger Herald: Men's tennis finding new sources of leadership (Feb. 15, 2011)

What they're saying about the Badgers

Check out what the media is writing about last weekend's series sweep of No. 8 North Dakota. The Badgers earned a 5-0 shutout win on Friday followed by an 8-4 victory on Senior Day to sweep their final home series of the regular season.

 

Future Badger Sylvester among Ms. Hockey finalists

Future Badger Karley Sylvester is one of five finalists for the 2011 Minnesota Ms. Hockey award, Let's Play Hockey newspaper announced. Sylvester remained a candidate for the award after the field of 10 semifinalists was narrowed to the top five this week.

The Ms. Hockey award is presented annually to the top senior girls' high school hockey player in Minnesota. In addition to on-ice talent, criteria for the Ms. Hockey Award include academics, community/extracurricular activities, citizenship and coachability.

Jackson moves on to 49ers

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The Badgers have lost another assistant coach to the NFL as the San Francisco 49ers announced Thursday that they have hired Greg Jackson as their assistant secondary coach. Jackson spent last year as a defensive assistant at UW, coaching nickel backs and assisting with the linebackers.

Jacksoin_Greg_OSU_10.jpg"Though his stint in Madison was brief, Greg's contributions to the entire football program were great," head coach Bret Bielema said. "We wish him nothing but the best with the 49ers and want to thank him for his time with the team. He is a good coach with a bright future."

Last season was Jackson's only year at Wisconsin. He came to the Badgers after coaching the previous three seasons at Tulane. He was also an assistant at Louisiana-Monroe and Idaho.

Before entering the coaching ranks, Jackson played 12 seasons in the NFL with the New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers. Jackson was a teammate of 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh during his final two years with the Chargers.

Jackson is the second UW assistant in less than two weeks to move on to the NFL. Former running backs coach John Settle accepted the same job with the Carolina Panthers on Feb. 4.

The Voice: Win has Badgers in the mix, yet again

The_Voice_Matt_Lepay_200.jpgIt was one of those games --with an atmosphere to go with it -- that any Badger fan would love to put in a bottle. The home team trailed top-ranked Ohio State by 15 points in the second half, only to stage a dramatic rally, led by a junior point guard who used to be one of the nation's most underrated players.

I would guess Jordan Taylor's status among national college basketball observers has changed.

While Taylor earned everyone's star of the game honors, I would suggest we award an assist to the good folks at UW Sports Medicine. Following a hard-fought overtime victory at Iowa last Wednesday, a game where Taylor played 44 of a possible 45 minutes, he sat out last Thursday afternoon's practice--doctor's orders.

No doubt if Taylor had his way, he would have been on the floor with his teammates, but the sports med folks knew he needed a blow. Clearly, Taylor does a ton of heavy lifting, in and out of the weight room.

Assistant Coach Lamont Paris has suggested that the percentage of possession time that Taylor has the ball in his hands might be more than anyone in college basketball. In addition to owning a four-to-one assist-to-turnover ratio, not to mention the fact he spends many games guarding the other team's top player, Taylor may very well end up as the league's leading scorer in Big Ten play.

On Saturday afternoon, he put on a show for the ages.

It is a good thing he had a little bit of time to get some more fuel in the tank.  

Sunday was an off day for everyone on the team, which also is good and much needed. Think about this stretch. We know Iowa is in the rebuilding mode, but at times it has been a very competitive team. Certainly that was the case last Wednesday.

The Badgers play a weeknight game that tips at 7:30. It goes to overtime. The team takes a three-hour bus ride back to Madison.  The players probably get to bed by 1:30 or 2 a.m. A few hours later, it is off to class (they try to do that here), and then later in the afternoon they hit the practice floor to get ready for Ohio State.

They beat the Buckeyes, setting off a wild celebration. They have a chance on Sunday to catch their breath, and then on Monday they get ready for a road trip to Purdue. Talk about a reality check. Congrats on beating the number one team, now you get to play the Boilermakers in their house.

That is life in the Big Ten, where every team is dangerous, and every team is vulnerable. That appears to be the case all across the country, which should make for a very interesting next six weeks.

With four of the final six regular season games on the road, the Badgers' upcoming schedule is a major challenge. Yet once again, as the conference hits the stretch drive, Bo Ryan has his team in the mix. Who knows how it will end, but Badgers fans have every reason to keep a close watch on this group.  

Kind of nice to say that year after year, isn't it? Now, get some rest and get ready for these next several weeks.   

Softball Chalk Talk with Coach Bielema

Bielema (4)_WEB.jpgIn this week's blog entry, head coach Yvette Healy writes about what it means to be surrounded by successful coaches at Wisconsin and the experience of having head football coach Bret Bielema speak to the team. Check back to UWBadgers.com for regular updates throughout the season.

What a fun week for football it was in Wisconsin. There were cheeseheads everywhere with the Packers winning the Super Bowl. We even finished our Sunday practice early that day so the team could get together for the big game.

The highlight was definitely having our head football coach, Bret Bielema, speak to our Badger Softball team on Thursday. Bret has created an amazing formula for success. After winning the Big Ten this year, and playing in the Rose Bowl, Coach B shared a few thoughts on success.

Lucas at Large: Do you remember when?

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Do you remember when a mop-topped Zach Morley - the precursor to a mop-topped Mike Bruesewitz - felt like he could have "kicked" the basketball and "it would have had a chance to go in" during a rare win at Purdue?

Rare was an understatement.

2010_Purdue 016_sm.jpgOn Feb. 15, 1972, the Badgers manhandled the Boilermakers, 84-65, in West Lafayette, Ind. The offense revolved around Leon Howard and the Hughes twins, Kim and Kerry. Lee Oler and Bob Frasor were the guards.

The Hughes duo were in the sophomore class, along with Gary Anderson and Lamont Weaver. Little did they know at the time how challenging it would be to win another game in Mackey Arena; a challenge that spanned generations.

 In 1972, Richard Nixon was in the White House.

In 2005, Ray Nixon was in the UW rotation.

Purdue's dominance over Wisconsin at Mackey Arena amounted to 33 painful years. Between 1972 and 2005, the Badgers lost 29 straight times to the Boilermakers. The UW finally broke the ice - take that literally - on Jan. 5 of '05.

A nasty ice storm slowed traffic to a crawl on a Wednesday night in West Lafayette. The official attendance was 7,925. But there were far fewer people in Mackey despite the school offering free tickets to the Big Ten opener.

The Badgers fell behind 16-9 before regrouping on the strength of their 3-point shooting. Good thing because they couldn't shoot a lick inside the arc. They missed their first 11 attempts from that distance and were 2-15 in the first half.

"If you lose your composure in a game like that, you get buried," said UW coach Bo Ryan. "So I like the other option."

In this case, it was the 3-pointer. The Badgers made eight of 10 in the first half and their first six triples came from six different players: Sharif Chambliss, Nixon, Brian Butch, Morley, Alando Tucker and Mike Wilkinson.

Defensively, the Boilermakers were doubling Wilkinson and Tucker in the post and that left plenty of space on the floor for the 3-point gunners - like Morley, who scored 17 of his career-high 22 points in the second half.

Morley finished with six triples (6-of-8) in the 77-68 win. "It was one of those nights where I felt like I could have kicked it and it would have had a chance to go in," Morley said. "Every time it came off my hand it felt good."

Overall, the Badgers knocked down 14-of-22 shots from beyond the arc, outscoring the Boilers, 42-3, in triples. "We can't stop people," lamented Purdue coach Gene Keady who was completing his 25th and final season on the bench.

Purdue had a big edge in the paint, 42-14. Carl Landry was hampered by foul trouble but still scored 23 points. Dave Teague added 20. "But you have to learn how to win," Keady bristled. "And we don't know how to win."

The Badgers were giddy to leave with any kind of a win.

"It's going to be nice to walk up those steps to get on a bus and hold your head up just a little higher," Ryan said after ending the UW's long losing streak.

Added Tucker, "We had to dig deep and find out who had the heart and guts to battle with these guys. We hung in there."

Until it started raining 3s.

Lucas at Large: Do you remember when...

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Do you remember when a mop-topped Zach Morley - the precursor to a mop-topped Mike Bruesewitz - felt like he could have "kicked" the basketball and "it would have had a chance to go in" during a rare win at Purdue?

Rare was an understatement.

On Feb. 15, 1972, the Badgers manhandled the Boilermakers, 84-65, in West Lafayette, Ind. The offense revolved around Leon Howard and the Hughes twins, Kim and Kerry. Lee Oler and Bob Frasor were the guards.

The Hughes were in the sophomore class, along with Gary Anderson and Lamont Weaver. Little did they know at the time how challenging it would be to win another game in Mackey Arena; a challenge that spanned generations.

In 1972, Richard Nixon was in the White House.

In 2005, Ray Nixon was in the UW rotation.

Purdue's dominance over Wisconsin at Mackey Arena amounted to 33 painful years. Between 1972 and 2005, the Badgers lost 29 straight times to the Boilermakers. The UW finally broke the ice - take that literally - on Jan. 5 of '05.

Knight's turn to streak

Much of the Badgers' success this season can be attributed to the depth of their offense and their consistency. Both of these qualities are exhibited in the lengthy point streaks the Badgers have put together this season.

Senior Meghan Duggan and sophomore Brianna Decker both recorded program-record point streaks earlier this season, and now it is junior Hilary Knight's turn.

When David Lighty signed his NCAA national letter of intent to play basketball at Ohio State, Josh Gasser was in the eighth grade.

That was November of 2005.

Gasser_sm.jpgGasser and his UW teammates came of age Saturday at the expense of Lighty and the Buckeyes whose unbeaten season and No. 1 ranking are history.

There was one sequence in particular that turned out be very defining for Gasser and Wisconsin while spelling trouble for Lighty and Ohio State.

After the Buckeyes went up by 15 points, the Badgers started to chip away as Jordan Taylor scored and drew a foul on Lighty, his second of the game.

Seconds later, Gasser got tied up with Lighty. Consider the mismatch in experience: Gasser has played in 24 college games. Lighty has played in 145.

Yet, when push came to shove, the UW's true freshman refused to back down to OSU's fifth-year senior. A double foul was called at 12:36.

"That's fun, that's why I play the game - I enjoy getting down there and battling guys for position,'' Gasser said of his physical tug-of-war with Lighty.

"I kind of got into his head a little bit. I got him a foul, so now he has to be less aggressive. All of those little things kind of add up throughout the game.''

This one certainly did.

Lighty now had three fouls and OSU coach Thad Matta pulled him.

The Buckeyes led by 13 points when Lighty left.

They led by five points when Lighty returned.

Matta not only lost his inspirational leader during that stretch, but he lost one of his potential defensive options against Taylor for some critical minutes.    

In the first half, the Buckeyes checked Taylor with the 6-5 William Buford, the 6-6 Jon Diebler, the 6-5 Lighty and the 6-2 Aaron Craft, a true freshman.

When Taylor went on his scoring spree - sparking the Badgers on a 15-0 run - he took advantage of Craft's inexperience and overpowered him.

"You wouldn't want anyone else as your point guard,'' Gasser said of Taylor. "That guy has so much heart. He's got guts. And he's tough as nails.''

Taylor led the charge. Despite falling behind 47-32, Gasser said the Badgers retained their faith thanks to a number of influences on the floor and off.

"At that point, you're just trying to stay mentally strong and focused,'' Gasser explained. "A lot of teams would break down and fold. Ours didn't.

"Coach Ryan and our team leaders just told us, 'Keep playing and chip away at the lead and we'll get back in this thing.' And that's what we did. The crowd got back into it, and then there wasn't much stopping us.''

Gasser did his part by going 3-of-3 from beyond the 3-point arc.

"They were really trying to take away Jordan on ball screens and the bigs on the pick-and-pops,'' said Gasser. "So I knew I would get a few open looks.''

In addition to scoring 11 points, he had seven defensive rebounds.

"Keaton (Nankivil) and Jon (Leuer) had a big task in containing (Jared) Sullinger,'' Gasser said. "Their job was to get a body on him and not let him get rebounds. Other guys were going to have to come in and clean up a little bit.''

Gasser ran into Sullinger during a loose ball scramble.

The 280-pound Sullinger stuck out his arm and flattened Gasser.

After getting up, Gasser said, "I couldn't feel my face.''

He didn't get the license plates, either.

"I don't know what he hit me with,'' Gasser said. "I don't know if he hit me that hard. But let me tell you, it had a lot of force behind it. He's a great player.''

Once again, though, Gasser didn't back down. Late in the game, he attacked the offensive glass and kept the ball alive resulting in a Leuer rebound.

"It was a huge play when Jon got it,'' Gasser said, "because it was another possession for us and we got to run a little more clock which is the biggest thing you want to do when you have the lead.''

From start to finish, Gasser felt energized by the crowd.

"It was awesome - that's college basketball right there,'' he said. "I wasn't nervous at all. I was just enjoying the moment. The guys were saying this doesn't happen very often (playing No. 1) so enjoy it, and embrace it, and I did.''

Sullinger and Craft have been important components in Ohio State's success this season. To a lesser degree, so has Deshaun Thomas.

All are freshmen.

Leading up to Saturday's matchup in Madison, that's all everybody was talking about, too, Ohio State's talented freshmen, namely Sullinger and Craft.

"I tried not to listen to that stuff, but it happens,'' said Gasser, the freshman that nobody was talking about. "Their roles are a little different than mine. Sullinger is their main guy. Craft is their point guard.''

That being said, Gasser added, "I tried to show that I can play as well.''

Done deal.

"You want to say it's just another game,'' Gasser continued. "But this was a big one, a huge game for us. We needed to win not only because they were the No. 1 team but we needed to win to get back into the Big Ten race.

"We're only two games back, so we know that we still have a shot. And we're going to keep grinding it out and see what happens at the end.''

Scanning the national buzz from Wisconsin's win

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The Kohl Center - and particularly Jordan Taylor - was the center of the college basketball universe on Saturday after Wisconsin's 71-67 win over No. 1 Ohio State. Here is a sampling of some of the praise being heaped on Badger basketball:

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4516977_sm.jpgAndy Katz of ESPN: (Taylor) proved that he is not only a top-10 point guard, but the best in the Big Ten and a serious contender for Big Ten Player of the Year, along with Ohio State's Jared Sullinger and Purdue's JaJuan Johnson.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers on Twitter: "Bo Ryan is the best coach in college basketball. Doesn't get enough credit for the job he does every year. Watch out for the badgers n march"

Pat Forde of ESPN: "Taylor went on a binge that might be the most impressive 13 minutes of basketball by any college player this season."

Bo Ryan: "What he did there, if people don't take that and frame it, for a one-game performance ... He's a pretty good player all through the season, but what he did right there, I don't know if there are too many players in the country that have ever done that. Not just this year, but at any time, against the No. 1 team in the country."

Gary Parrish of CBS: "It's disappointing that there can't be a revote next week on that silly Cousy Award so Taylor can be one of the 10 finalists for an honor that he would otherwise now arguably be the favorite to win."

Gary Parrish of CBS: "I'm not dropping Ohio State even after Saturday's 71-67 loss at Wisconsin because, I mean, who wouldn't -- and doesn't -- lose at Wisconsin? If we're gonna start punishing teams for that, we might as well start punishing teams for wearing baggy shorts. Or chest-bumping. Or doing all the things all college teams do -- like lose at Wisconsin."

Jordan Taylor on the court storming: "It was unbelievable. I was at a loss for words and it's something we'll never forget. I would say it's a once-in-a-career type of thing, but we had the same thing last year against Duke. We're just blessed to be here at Wisconsin, at a great program like this and playing for Coach Ryan."

Jared Sullinger of Ohio State: ""We've never faced somebody like Jordan Taylor. He's a big, physical guard who can shoot, who can move the ball, who can do whatever you want to help your team win. He's a great basketball player."

"It was so loud (during the Badgers' game-changing run in the second half) that we couldn't hear on some of the ball screens. I think that's the deal with not really playing in an atmosphere like this (before). Me and Craft were kind of lost on a couple of ball screens they scored on (because) we couldn't hear each other."

Luke Winn of Sports Illustrated: "The biggest national story may have been that college basketball no longer has an undefeated team. Here, though, it was all about Taylor, who had offered proof: that he could pull off the most monumental of comebacks, that he could play near-perfectly against the country's last perfect team, and that in the fraternity of not just D-I point guards but the best D-I point guards, he certainly belongs."

Greg Anthony of CBS: "Jon Leuer has been an absolute phenomenon for this basketball team, but how about the surprising season that Jordan Taylor has had. He's been as improved a player year to year as any player in America."

Thad Matta of Ohio State: "They had to play for that stretch damn-near perfect to get us and they did."

Mike DeCourcy of The Sporting News: "That is the entire point of Wisconsin basketball. It is not about playing slowly, but about playing correctly. In an ordinary game, if it takes 34 seconds to get a great shot, fine, so long as it doesn't take 36."

Mike DeCourcy of The Sporting News: "He is one of those exceptional point guards who can make the game move at whatever pace he wishes, so strong is his control. Derrick Rose can do that. Chris Paul can. When he's got two good feet, certainly Duke's Kyrie Irving fits that description. Taylor comes in a smaller package -- listed at 6-1, perhaps generously so -- which is why he is not one of those guys being hunted down by agents' runners.
The game he played Saturday, though, might change a few minds."

Mike DeCourcy of The Sporting News: "Wisconsin's defense throughout was superb, particularly against freshman star Jared Sullinger. His ability to dictate the game from the post was countermanded by the determined defense of Badgers senior Keaton Nankivil. One at a time, Nankivil, forward Jon Leuer and backup Jared Berggren fought to stay in front of Sullinger, and whatever weak-side defender was available cheated in behind him to discourage passes thrown over the top."

Benjamin Worgull of FoxSports.com: But while Wisconsin took its licks from Sullinger (19 points, 12 rebounds), Ohio State and Aaron Craft, the Buckeyes' best defensive weapon, simply couldn't not defend what Sullinger called the "undefendable."

Steve Megargee of Rivals.com/Yahoo: "If Taylor, a 6-foot-1 junior, wants to make his case that he's one of the nation's best players at his position, all he has to do is show someone a tape of his Saturday afternoon performance."

Dave Revsine of Big Ten Network: "In the half hour or so after the game, among the top 10 trending topics worldwide on Twitter was the name Jordan Taylor. What do you think of that?"

Jordan Taylor: "I'd be lying to you if I said I didn't think that was pretty cool."

Archived Gameday Blog: Men's basketball vs. Ohio State

Brian Mason and Patrick Herb chronicled all the action from the No. 13 Badgers' thrilling 71-67 win over No. 1 Ohio State at the Kohl Center, Feb. 12, 2011.

 Men's Basketball vs. Ohio State Gameday Blog(02/12/2011) 
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BadgerMBBall: 
@lukewinn ur lucky you got here early. You wouldn't have made the list if it were sent out now: @petethamelnyt, @garyparrishcbs, @tsnmike [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 12:48 BadgerMBBall
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Brian Mason: 
Welcome to the Gameday Blog for today's Big Ten slugfest between the Badgers and No. 1-ranked Ohio State, live from the Kohl Center.
Saturday February 12, 2011 12:48 Brian Mason
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Brian Mason: 
The teams have retreated to the locker rooms and we're about 12 minutes away form the introduction of starting lineups
Saturday February 12, 2011 12:49 Brian Mason
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[Comment From StephSteph: ] 
This is going to be awesome! I bet the energy in the Kohl Center is going to be off the charts!
Saturday February 12, 2011 12:49 Steph
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Brian Mason: 
It's already as electric an atmosphere as we've had in here this year. The students were lined up around the block waiting for doors to open this morning.
Saturday February 12, 2011 12:50 Brian Mason
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[Comment From California BuckyCalifornia Bucky: ] 
We'll get to see first hand just how good both teams really are.
Saturday February 12, 2011 12:50 California Bucky
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Brian Mason: 
No question. This is one of -- if not the -- biggest challenges remaining on Ohio State's schedule. On the other side, there's the challenge of playing No. 1, even if it is in your backyard.
Saturday February 12, 2011 12:51 Brian Mason
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[Comment From StephSteph: ] 
Can't wait for Leuer and Keaton to just shut Sullinger down!
Saturday February 12, 2011 12:51 Steph
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Brian Mason: 
Those frontcourt matchups are what a lot of people are looking forward to. Sullinger has proven himself a beast inside but the Badgers boast a pair of versatile big men that will push him defensively. Should be fun to watch.
Saturday February 12, 2011 12:52 Brian Mason
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Brian Mason: 
Don't forget the guards, though. Jordan Taylor's talents are well-known by now and Jon Diebler is a 3-point ace that is looking for a breakout game against the Badgers, who have handcuffed him in his career.
Saturday February 12, 2011 12:53 Brian Mason
12:54
Brian Mason: 
This place is going nuts right now ... video highlights of the football team's win over then-No. 1 Ohio State on the video board.
Saturday February 12, 2011 12:54 Brian Mason
12:54
Brian Mason: 
If that doesn't give you the chills ....
Saturday February 12, 2011 12:54 Brian Mason
12:54
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
GOOSEBUMPS! Video board playing highlights of Football's win over No. 1 Ohio State! [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 12:54 BadgerMBBall
12:55
Brian Mason: 
Awesome. And here come the Badgers to a fired-up sellout crowd!
Saturday February 12, 2011 12:55 Brian Mason
12:55
Brian Mason: 
It is full, it is loud and it is an impressive sight with white towels being waved by tons of fans around the arena.
Saturday February 12, 2011 12:55 Brian Mason
12:56
Brian Mason: 
In case you needed a reminder of how big this game is, the fans in the house are providing one.
Saturday February 12, 2011 12:56 Brian Mason
12:56
[Comment From StephSteph: ] 
Yea, some great matchups today.
Saturday February 12, 2011 12:56 Steph
12:57
Brian Mason: 
The Buckeyes are 24-0, they're 11-0 in Big Ten play and a lot of national media have pegged this game as the best chance of ending OSU's run for perfection.
Saturday February 12, 2011 12:57 Brian Mason
12:57
[Comment From California BuckyCalifornia Bucky: ] 
Is there a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon in Mad-town in the month of February?
Saturday February 12, 2011 12:57 California Bucky
12:57
Brian Mason: 
Not that I can think of ... if you can't be here be sure to get comfortable on the couch because this should be an outstanding matchup.
Saturday February 12, 2011 12:57 Brian Mason
12:58
Brian Mason: 
The Badgers (18-5, 8-3) are tied for second in the Big Ten standings, and if UW or Purdue has hopes of catching OSU for the title, a win today is crucial
Saturday February 12, 2011 12:58 Brian Mason
12:58
[Comment From StephSteph: ] 
Stuck at work, so thanks for the blog! Keeping my fingers crossed I'll be able to get the ESPN3 feed going!
Saturday February 12, 2011 12:58 Steph
1:00
[Comment From Mags & Phil from IdahoMags & Phil from Idaho: ] 
Go Badgers, looking forward to the game and all the stats
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:00 Mags & Phil from Idaho
1:00
Brian Mason: 
Thad Matta has never won in the Kohl Center as head coach at Ohio State, and Bo Ryan has never lost to the Buckeyes in this building as head coach at UW. Let's hope both those streaks hold today.
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:00 Brian Mason
1:01
Brian Mason: 
National anthem time ... be back momentarily
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:01 Brian Mason
1:02
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
John Erickson, head coach of 1962 Wisconsin team that beat No. 1 OSU, is today's honorary captain [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:02 BadgerMBBall
1:03
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
RT @DickieV: Badger fans are fired up at Kohl with the number one Bucketed here. http://t.co/IWVonh3 [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:03 BadgerMBBall
1:06
Brian Mason: 
OK ... had to tend to some business
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:06 Brian Mason
1:07
Brian Mason: 
Starting lineups ...
For Ohio State
G David Lighty
G Jon Diebler
G William Buford
F Jared Sullinger
F Dallas Lauderdale
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:07 Brian Mason
1:07
Brian Mason: 
For Wisconsin:
G Taylor
G Gasser
F Jarmusz
F Leuer
F Nankivil
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:07 Brian Mason
1:07
[Comment From BadgerFanBadgerFan: ] 
Ready for a good game
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:07 BadgerFan
1:07
[Comment From MartyMarty: ] 
Let's do this Bucky!!!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:07 Marty
1:07
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
4am here in Korea and I'm ready to beat #1 OSU again!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:07 Guest
1:07
[Comment From LauraLaura: ] 
Jonathan Overby rocks the anthem!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:07 Laura
1:07
[Comment From jamjam: ] 
hoping we get the badgers that played michigan state, not the ones that played iowa!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:07 jam
1:07
[Comment From California BuckyCalifornia Bucky: ] 
Let's hear it for tradition.
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:07 California Bucky
1:07
[Comment From SteveSteve: ] 
Is the tip-off delayed?
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:07 Steve
1:07
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
Student section definitely into it early - "Everybody's Hands Go Up ... And They Stay There!" [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:07 BadgerMBBall
1:08
Brian Mason: 
We were pushed back 3 minutes to 1:08 (CT) ... getting close now
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:08 Brian Mason
1:08
[Comment From mary from mayvillemary from mayville: ] 
Can you put up a photo of the crowd with the towels? Sounds fantastic!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:08 mary from mayville
1:08
Brian Mason: 
We'll try to at halftime
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:08 Brian Mason
1:08
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
Hey DickieV, what's a Bucketed?
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:08 Guest
1:08
Brian Mason: 
Buckle up. It's Lauderdale and Leuer for the tip
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:08 Brian Mason
1:09
Brian Mason: 
Leuer gets it to Jarmusz and we're underway
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:09 Brian Mason
1:09
Brian Mason: 
Keaton for 32 ... it's off and Lighty boards for OSU
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:09 Brian Mason
1:09
Brian Mason: 
Lighty off on a jumper and Taylor controls
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:09 Brian Mason
1:10
Brian Mason: 
Taylor ... it's money and the Badgers draw first blood
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:10 Brian Mason
1:10
Brian Mason: 
Keaton on Sullinger
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:10 Brian Mason
1:10
Brian Mason: 
Bucks get a lob in to Lauderdale and he drops it in ... 2-2
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:10 Brian Mason
1:10
Brian Mason: 
nice little back screen and Leuer couldn't get through to stay with Lauderdale
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:10 Brian Mason
1:10
Brian Mason: 
Leuer's jumper is off and OSU controls
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:10 Brian Mason
1:11
Brian Mason: 
Lighty is off and Taylor grabs his second rebound
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:11 Brian Mason
1:11
Brian Mason: 
Taylor almost throws it to the OSU bench but Leuer saves
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:11 Brian Mason
1:11
Brian Mason: 
10 to shoot
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:11 Brian Mason
1:11
Brian Mason: 
Leuer with a one-hander that goes in and out and Lauderdale has the board
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:11 Brian Mason
1:11
Brian Mason: 
That was down...
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:11 Brian Mason
1:11
Brian Mason: 
OSU trying to push the tempo after UW misses
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:11 Brian Mason
1:12
Brian Mason: 
Turnover! Nice D results in the Buckeyes throwing it away ... it's on Diebler
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:12 Brian Mason
1:12
Brian Mason: 
Still 2-2 with 17:20 to go in the first half
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:12 Brian Mason
1:12
Brian Mason: 
Gasser for 3! Pure!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:12 Brian Mason
1:12
Brian Mason: 
He was all alone in the corner and splashed the triple ... 5-2 Badgers
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:12 Brian Mason
1:12
Brian Mason: 
This game isn't too big for the freshman!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:12 Brian Mason
1:12
Brian Mason: 
Sullinger getrs stripped by Taylor trying to back down Keaton
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:12 Brian Mason
1:12
Brian Mason: 
It's a held ball and the arrow gives it to OSU
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:12 Brian Mason
1:12
Brian Mason: 
Great dig down from Taylor... he outmuscled Sullinger! Wow... that kid is strong
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:12 Brian Mason
1:12
Brian Mason: 
Heads-up play by Jordan
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:12 Brian Mason
1:13
[Comment From LauraLaura: ] 
It took about a minute early this season for Gasser to become my favorite of this year's frosh class.
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:13 Laura
1:13
Brian Mason: 
Foul called on Jarmusz as Lighty tried to initiate some contact
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:13 Brian Mason
1:13
[Comment From SteveSteve: ] 
Freshman Gasser with good D and a great bucket at the other end
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:13 Steve
1:13
Brian Mason: 
OSU will inbound again
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:13 Brian Mason
1:13
Brian Mason: 
First team foul onUW
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:13 Brian Mason
1:13
Brian Mason: 
Buford with a fall-away that drops ... nice bucket and OSU cuts the lead to one at 5-4
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:13 Brian Mason
1:13
Brian Mason: 
Big time shot from Buford... Taylor was all over him, but the step back is impossible
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:13 Brian Mason
1:13
Brian Mason: 
Taylor for 3!!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:13 Brian Mason
1:14
Brian Mason: 
Make it 8-4 Badgers and Taylor finds his shot from distance
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:14 Brian Mason
1:14
Brian Mason: 
UW already has many field goals as it did in the first 12 minutes at Iowa
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:14 Brian Mason
1:14
Brian Mason: 
Student section hasn't quieted down yet
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:14 Brian Mason
1:14
Brian Mason: 
And a rebound for Gasser on a missed jumper by Buford
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:14 Brian Mason
1:14
Brian Mason: 
Badgers go to work again
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:14 Brian Mason
1:14
Brian Mason: 
Leuer ... it's good from the baseline after he left a double-team flat-footed
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:14 Brian Mason
1:14
Brian Mason: 
10-4 Badgers lead/.... crowd is bananas
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:14 Brian Mason
1:14
Brian Mason: 
Great move to free up space and a great finish for Jon
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:14 Brian Mason
1:15
Brian Mason: 
Another hustle play for UW ... a block by Taylor and Jarmusz saves the rebound
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:15 Brian Mason
1:15
Brian Mason: 
Great D from Taylor to go straight up... better hustle from Tim!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:15 Brian Mason
1:15
Brian Mason: 
Keaotn for 3 ... it's off and Sullinger reboudns
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:15 Brian Mason
1:15
Brian Mason: 
Badgers 2-4 from long range
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:15 Brian Mason
1:15
Brian Mason: 
Keaton was open on a high screen from Taylor and couldn't connect
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:15 Brian Mason
1:15
Brian Mason: 
Now Buford scores on the other end ... 10-6 Badgers with 14:25 to go in the half
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:15 Brian Mason
1:15
[Comment From SteveSteve: ] 
Crowd electric
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:15 Steve
1:15
Brian Mason: 
Totally
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:15 Brian Mason
1:15
Brian Mason: 
10 to shoot
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:15 Brian Mason
1:16
Brian Mason: 
Gasser draws a foul on Diebler trying to create space
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:16 Brian Mason
1:16
Brian Mason: 
Takes us to a media timeout at the 14:06 mark
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:16 Brian Mason
1:16
Brian Mason: 
Wisconsin 10, Ohio State 6 - 14:06 1st Half
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:16 Brian Mason
1:17
Brian Mason: 
I hate to even type it, but Sullinger has zero shot attempts so far. UW (Keaton) is doing well at keeping the ball out of his hands.
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:17 Brian Mason
1:17
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
With 14:06 left in the first half, Badgers lead 10-6. Taylor and Gasser both have treys. [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:17 BadgerMBBall
1:17
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
RT @GaryParrishCBS: Just tipped here at the Kohl Center. Atmosphere is top-notch. [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:17 BadgerMBBall
1:18
Brian Mason: 
Chad Clifton and UW alum Mark Tauscher introduced on the court... huge ovation for the World Champion Packers.
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:18 Brian Mason
1:18
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
Big reaction here as Super Bowl-winning Packers Mark Tauscher (UW alum) and Chad Clifton are introduced [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:18 BadgerMBBall
1:19
[Comment From Penny from PomeroyPenny from Pomeroy: ] 
Do you feel like the teams are still sizing each other up?
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:19 Penny from Pomeroy
1:19
Brian Mason: 
A little bit... but both are attacking too.
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:19 Brian Mason
1:19
Brian Mason: 
Evans checks in for Jarmusz out of the break
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:19 Brian Mason
1:19
[Comment From Penny from PomeroyPenny from Pomeroy: ] 
They just showed crowd storming the football field Oct. 16 and said the crowd wants to do that again. Leuer at that game and hopes to deliver.
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:19 Penny from Pomeroy
1:19
Brian Mason: 
Leuer fights his way inside with the shot clock ticking down ... he hits over Buford!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:19 Brian Mason
1:19
Brian Mason: 
Leuer just WILLed that ball in
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:19 Brian Mason
1:19
Brian Mason: 
Great work underneath
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:19 Brian Mason
1:20
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Good start by Taylor bodes well for Bucky. He is a great finisher. He does NOT look like he has the flu.
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:20 Badger Rose
1:20
Brian Mason: 
Leuer's good start won't hurt either...
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:20 Brian Mason
1:20
Patrick Herb: 
UW leads 12-6
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:20 Patrick Herb
1:20
Brian Mason: 
And an answer from Sullinger
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:20 Brian Mason
1:20
Patrick Herb: 
Shouldn't have mentioned the Sullinger comment. Grrrrr
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:20 Patrick Herb
1:20
Brian Mason: 
He's on the board and it's 12-8 Badgers with 12:40 left in the half
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:20 Brian Mason
1:20
Brian Mason: 
Gasser spins and puts up a look that rims off
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:20 Brian Mason
1:21
Brian Mason: 
Sullinger boards and now a foul on Leuer on the runout
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:21 Brian Mason
1:21
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
It wasn't just you, Patrick. Dickie V. mentioned it too.
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:21 Badger Rose
1:21
Brian Mason: 
He got up to prevent an easy look in transition and Lighty will shoot 2 FTs
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:21 Brian Mason
1:21
Brian Mason: 
He gets the first
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:21 Brian Mason
1:21
Brian Mason: 
Nevermind ... Lighty misses the first
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:21 Brian Mason
1:21
Brian Mason: 
Berggren and Bruiser check in for UW
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:21 Brian Mason
1:21
Brian Mason: 
Lighty DOES hit the second
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:21 Brian Mason
1:21
Brian Mason: 
It's 12-9 Badgers with 12:22 to go in the half
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:21 Brian Mason
1:22
Patrick Herb: 
They aren't below average in much, but FT shooting is one area. OSU shoots 68.5% at the line. UW shoots 82.9% by comparison
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:22 Patrick Herb
1:22
Brian Mason: 
Craft defending Taylor now for OSU
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:22 Brian Mason
1:22
Brian Mason: 
That's a matchup to watch
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:22 Brian Mason
1:22
Brian Mason: 
6 to shoot
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:22 Brian Mason
1:22
Brian Mason: 
Taylor for 3 ... it's short and a shot-clock violation
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:22 Brian Mason
1:22
Brian Mason: 
Not much he could do there ... Badgers needed a better look
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:22 Brian Mason
1:22
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Lighty, like Dee Brown at Illinois, seems like he's been playing 10 years.
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:22 Badger Rose
1:22
Brian Mason: 
Media timeout at the 11:52 mark
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:22 Brian Mason
1:22
Brian Mason: 
Wisconsin 12, Ohio State 9 - 11:52 1st Half
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:22 Brian Mason
1:23
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
TV timeout with 11:52 left and UW still leads 12-9. [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:23 BadgerMBBall
1:23
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Taylor was well-guarded.
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:23 Badger Rose
1:23
Patrick Herb: 
Good perimeter defense from OSU there, making the entry passes tough. Leuer had a switch there with a smaller man guarding him, but UW couldn't get him the ball.
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:23 Patrick Herb
1:23
Brian Mason: 
OSU with a page out of Iowa's playbook and doubled the pressure on Taylor late in the shot clock.
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:23 Brian Mason
1:24
Patrick Herb: 
OSU's freshman point guard Aaron Craft gets a lot of attention for his defense... he's had good games against McCamey and Battle. It'll be fun to watch he and Taylor butt heads.
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:24 Patrick Herb
1:24
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Ohio State is no pretender...they deserve their ranking.
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:24 Badger Rose
1:24
Brian Mason: 
Badgers 5-for-10 from the field ... OSU 4-for-8
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:24 Brian Mason
1:25
Brian Mason: 
Craft brings the ball up for OSU out of the break
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:25 Brian Mason
1:25
Brian Mason: 
Lighty off on a jumper and Leuer boards
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:25 Brian Mason
1:25
Patrick Herb: 
great box out of Sullinger there... he got pushed under the hoop.
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:25 Patrick Herb
1:25
Brian Mason: 
It's Taylor, Evans, Bruiser, Leuer and Berggren on the floor for UW
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:25 Brian Mason
1:25
Brian Mason: 
10 to shoot
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:25 Brian Mason
1:26
Brian Mason: 
Bruiser breaks down Diebler but loses the handle .. turnover to the BUckeyes
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:26 Brian Mason
1:26
Patrick Herb: 
Bruiser had Leuer open... just missed it
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:26 Patrick Herb
1:26
Brian Mason: 
But he makes up for it with the defensive board of a Buford miss
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:26 Brian Mason
1:26
Brian Mason: 
Berggren can't get the roll on a deep 3 and OSU controls
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:26 Brian Mason
1:26
Patrick Herb: 
Berg on Sullinger
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:26 Patrick Herb
1:26
Brian Mason: 
Foul called underneath on Berggren
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:26 Brian Mason
1:26
Brian Mason: 
That's three on UW
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:26 Brian Mason
1:26
Brian Mason: 
Sullinger with shoot a pair of FTs
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:26 Brian Mason
1:26
Patrick Herb: 
Berggren has 5 fouls to offer today, although that wasn't a hack... decent D
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:26 Patrick Herb
1:27
Brian Mason: 
Sullinger is a 69-percent free throw shooter
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:27 Brian Mason
1:27
Brian Mason: 
He hits the first
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:27 Brian Mason
1:27
Brian Mason: 
Jarmusz and Nankivil back in for UW
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:27 Brian Mason
1:27
Brian Mason: 
Sullinger hits both and it's a 12-11 lead for UW with 10:20 to go in the half
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:27 Brian Mason
1:27
Brian Mason: 
Taylor with a 3 ... it's too strong and Craft boards
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:27 Brian Mason
1:28
Brian Mason: 
Sullinger turns it over and Evans comes away with the steal
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:28 Brian Mason
1:28
Patrick Herb: 
UW on a scoring drought here... need one
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:28 Patrick Herb
1:28
Brian Mason: 
4:00 scoring drought for UW now
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:28 Brian Mason
1:28
Brian Mason: 
Taylor fouled going for a jumper late in the shot clock ... contact with Craft put him on the decfk
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:28 Brian Mason
1:28
Patrick Herb: 
Crafty play by Taylor... get it "crafty" cuz Aaron Craft fouled him. Get it? Get it?
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:28 Patrick Herb
1:28
Brian Mason: 
Taylor to shoot 2 FTs
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:28 Brian Mason
1:29
Brian Mason: 
Jordan misses the first
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:29 Brian Mason
1:29
Brian Mason: 
Bruiser checks in for Leuer, Gasser in for Evans
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:29 Brian Mason
1:29
Brian Mason: 
Taylor gets the second ... 13-11 Badgers with 9:18 left in the half
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:29 Brian Mason
1:29
Patrick Herb: 
Badgers lead 13-11 with 9:19 left
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:29 Patrick Herb
1:29
[Comment From SteveSteve: ] 
Playing the first 10 minutes toe-to-toe with OSU is a confidence builder for the Badgers
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:29 Steve
1:29
Brian Mason: 
Foul on Buford as he and Gasser battled for the rebound of a miss by Buford
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:29 Brian Mason
1:29
Brian Mason: 
That's three on OSU
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:29 Brian Mason
1:29
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
lets go badgers you can do it
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:29 Guest
1:29
Patrick Herb: 
Great curl action from Buford, but he shorted the shot
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:29 Patrick Herb
1:30
Patrick Herb: 
another late clock possession
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:30 Patrick Herb
1:30
Brian Mason: 
Taylor again ... it's short from 3 and OSU controls
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:30 Brian Mason
1:30
Brian Mason: 
Sullinger scores and it's a 13-13 tie with 8:03 left in the half
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:30 Brian Mason
1:30
Patrick Herb: 
TAylor got switched on Sullinger... that's just not fair. He had no shot at teh long rebound and put back
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:30 Patrick Herb
1:31
Patrick Herb: 
UW needs a hoop!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:31 Patrick Herb
1:31
Brian Mason: 
10 to shoot again
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:31 Brian Mason
1:31
Brian Mason: 
Taylor is called for a travel trying to drive on Craft
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:31 Brian Mason
1:31
Brian Mason: 
Takes us to a media timeout at the 7:44 mark
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:31 Brian Mason
1:31
Brian Mason: 
Wisconsin 13, Ohio State 13 - 7:44 1st Half
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:31 Brian Mason
1:31
[Comment From StephSteph: ] 
What's with the "3407" patches everyone for Ohio State is wearing?
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:31 Steph
1:31
Brian Mason: 
It's the flight number of a plane crash that killed the fiance of Ohio State's video coordinator a couple of years ago. He is now a major advocate for airline safety reform. Andy Katz of ESPN.com did a nice piece on him yesterday.
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:31 Brian Mason
1:31
[Comment From StephSteph: ] 
We just can't get a good look!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:31 Steph
1:31
Patrick Herb: 
Badgers are getting stuck in a lot of late shot clock situations lately... that's about 4 possessions in a row that Taylor has had to create with under 10 seconds left. Tough task
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:31 Patrick Herb
1:31
[Comment From madcitychickmadcitychick: ] 
you're hurting us with comments like that Patrick! my eyes are bleeding.
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:31 madcitychick
1:32
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
awful offense
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:32 Guest
1:32
Brian Mason: 
Both teams shooting 5-for-13 (38.5%)
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:32 Brian Mason
1:32
Brian Mason: 
Badgers are 2-for-7 from 3-point range ... Buckeyes are 0-for-1
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:32 Brian Mason
1:32
Patrick Herb: 
Badgers without a field goal for 5:50 (just one point in that span). Yikes
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:32 Patrick Herb
1:32
[Comment From California BuckyCalifornia Bucky: ] 
There seems to be great defense or cold shooting on both sides.
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:32 California Bucky
1:32
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
7:44 left in the first half, game tied at 13-13. Badger offense has slowed down a little from the opening spurt. OSU can play some D too. [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:32 BadgerMBBall
1:32
[Comment From Penny from PomeroyPenny from Pomeroy: ] 
We are used to using the entire shot clock but aren't they taking it to extremes? Where are the cutters that move the defense?
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:32 Penny from Pomeroy
1:32
[Comment From MartyMarty: ] 
come on the last 6 trips have been brutal.
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:32 Marty
1:33
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Working it inside is the way to break down that smothering OSU defense. It worked on Craft, and yes, we got it.
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:33 Badger Rose
1:33
[Comment From SASA: ] 
Unable to watch right now, will catch DVR later. How is UW looking? From your coverage it sounds like they are running that Taylor dribble through the shot clock and see what he can do. Is that the case?
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:33 SA
1:33
Brian Mason: 
The past few possessions have gone that way, SA
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:33 Brian Mason
1:33
Brian Mason: 
It's Wquinton Smith, Gasser, Bruiser, Keaton and Leuer out of the timeout for UW
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:33 Brian Mason
1:33
Brian Mason: 
Taylor getting a breather here
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:33 Brian Mason
1:34
Patrick Herb: 
Leuer has been out and UW hasn't gotten a post touch in several possessions... hopefully they'll fix that in this timeout huddle. Leuer back in now.
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:34 Patrick Herb
1:34
Brian Mason: 
Sullinger off with pressure underneath from Leuer and Nankivil .. .Jarmusz boards for UW
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:34 Brian Mason
1:34
Brian Mason: 
10 to shoot
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:34 Brian Mason
1:34
Brian Mason: 
Keaton pump-fakes and drains a 3!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:34 Brian Mason
1:34
Brian Mason: 
Sullinger is not used to defending that shot!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:34 Brian Mason
1:34
Patrick Herb: 
Great poise from Nankivil to shot fake Sullinger into the third row and then knock it down
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:34 Patrick Herb
1:35
Brian Mason: 
But an answer from Craft on the OSU end ... Badgers lead, 16-15 with 6:35 in the half
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:35 Brian Mason
1:35
[Comment From ScottieScottie: ] 
way to go, Keaton!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:35 Scottie
1:35
Patrick Herb: 
shot clock trouble... break in action
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:35 Patrick Herb
1:35
Brian Mason: 
Taylor is waiting to check in for the Badgers
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:35 Brian Mason
1:35
[Comment From SteveSteve: ] 
Keaton can expose Sullinger a bit with the outside shot
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:35 Steve
1:36
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Wily veteran Keaton shoots and rebounds!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:36 Badger Rose
1:36
Brian Mason: 
Taylor comes in, Q checks out
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:36 Brian Mason
1:36
Brian Mason: 
Diebler back in for Ohio State
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:36 Brian Mason
1:36
Brian Mason: 
Gasser will inbound for the Badgers
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:36 Brian Mason
1:36
Patrick Herb: 
Looks like the clock didn't run that entire last possession, so refs are checking what the time should be
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:36 Patrick Herb
1:36
Patrick Herb: 
They've got the stopwatch out timing that possession on TV
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:36 Patrick Herb
1:37
[Comment From TimTim: ] 
This delay is good. Less gametime Jordan had to miss while he rested
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:37 Tim
1:37
[Comment From ScottieScottie: ] 
Have not heard much of Leuer. Is he on the floor?
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:37 Scottie
1:37
Brian Mason: 
Leuer has 4 points on 2-for-4 shooting
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:37 Brian Mason
1:37
Brian Mason: 
Gasser keys it in to Taylor
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:37 Brian Mason
1:37
Brian Mason: 
Leuer for 3 ... it's good!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:37 Brian Mason
1:38
Brian Mason: 
Badgers needed a bucket and Jon delivered ... 19-15 Badgers with 5:55 to go in the half
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:38 Brian Mason
1:38
[Comment From dariusdarius: ] 
YEAH!!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:38 darius
1:38
Patrick Herb: 
Sullinger just looked at the bench with a "what am I supposed to do expression?"
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:38 Patrick Herb
1:38
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Hope this long delay doesn't hurt the shooting..maybe it will help.
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:38 Badger Rose
1:38
Brian Mason: 
Looks like it helped!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:38 Brian Mason
1:38
Brian Mason: 
And a turnover for OSU
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:38 Brian Mason
1:38
[Comment From ScottieScottie: ] 
yes! Love you, Leuer!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:38 Scottie
1:38
Brian Mason: 
It's a foul on Lighty ... that's four on the Buckeyes
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:38 Brian Mason
1:39
Brian Mason: 
Leuer on Lighty ... he's blocked but the rebound stays with UW
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:39 Brian Mason
1:39
Patrick Herb: 
Lighty guarding Leuer... Jon has the size advantage, but Lighty is looooong
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:39 Patrick Herb
1:39
Brian Mason: 
Great defense from Lighty there. That's a position Leuer exploits a lot of players in
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:39 Brian Mason
1:39
[Comment From Penny from PomeroyPenny from Pomeroy: ] 
Sold out 136 consecutive games at the Kohl Center. Pretty impressive!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:39 Penny from Pomeroy
1:39
Brian Mason: 
And the Badgers throw it away on the inbounds ... Lighty with an easy finish on the runout.
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:39 Brian Mason
1:39
Brian Mason: 
19-17 Wisconsin with 5:00 to go in the half
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:39 Brian Mason
1:39
[Comment From KellyKelly: ] 
YUCKKKKK
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:39 Kelly
1:39
Patrick Herb: 
Coach Ryan couldn't be happy with that. A turnover is one thing, but one that leads to an easy 2 is unacceptable
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:39 Patrick Herb
1:39
Brian Mason: 
Bruiser gets a look underneath and finishes!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:39 Brian Mason
1:40
Patrick Herb: 
Badgers up 21-17
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:40 Patrick Herb
1:40
Brian Mason: 
Crowd back into the game in a big way
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:40 Brian Mason
1:40
Brian Mason: 
But Sullinger flexes some muscle on the OSU end ... his slam makes it 21-19
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:40 Brian Mason
1:40
Brian Mason: 
Gasser with a deep 3 ... it's good!!!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:40 Brian Mason
1:40
Patrick Herb: 
Gasser starting to heat up... and I don't just mean this game. The last 4 or so he's coming alive from deep
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:40 Patrick Herb
1:40
Brian Mason: 
Love the confidence from Gasser to pull up and take that shot
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:40 Brian Mason
1:40
[Comment From SteveSteve: ] 
Gasser rocking
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:40 Steve
1:41
Brian Mason: 
The ball gets knocked over the OSU end line and it will stay with the Buckeyes
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:41 Brian Mason
1:41
Brian Mason: 
Media timeout at the 3:48 mark
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:41 Brian Mason
1:41
Patrick Herb: 
Nice fronting from Keaton there... knocked the pass away. That's what you have to do on Sullinger. If he catches it low... you're done. Gotta keep it out of his hands.
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:41 Patrick Herb
1:41
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
Looks like we've got a freshman battle going on. Go Gasser
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:41 Guest
1:41
Brian Mason: 
Wisconsin 24, Ohio State 19 - 3:48 1st Half
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:41 Brian Mason
1:41
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Superfrosh!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:41 Badger Rose
1:41
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
3s by Nankivil, Leuer and Gasser give UW a 24-19 lead with 3:48 left in the first half. [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:41 BadgerMBBall
1:41
[Comment From ScottieScottie: ] 
can't seem to stop Sullinger!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:41 Scottie
1:41
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
OSU defense is great...but so is UW"s.
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:41 Badger Rose
1:42
Brian Mason: 
Badgers up to 50% shooting ... 9-for-18 from the field and 5-for-10 from 3-point range
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:42 Brian Mason
1:42
Brian Mason: 
Buckeyes are 8-for-17 from the field (47.1%)
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:42 Brian Mason
1:42
Brian Mason: 
Badgers have turned it over 4 times, with 3 turnovers on the Buckeyes
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:42 Brian Mason
1:42
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Lid off the basket, at least from 3.
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:42 Badger Rose
1:42
Patrick Herb: 
No. 2 (UW) and No. 4 (OSU) scoring defenses - in the nation - going head to head here.
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:42 Patrick Herb
1:43
Patrick Herb: 
Ohio State is averaging 19 3-point attempts per game and has shot just 1 so far today.
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:43 Patrick Herb
1:43
[Comment From mark in dallasmark in dallas: ] 
badgers survived a five minute drought there. good job!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:43 mark in dallas
1:43
[Comment From George in KentuckyGeorge in Kentucky: ] 
Hey Badger Nation! Just got to keep OSU fighting ti catch up!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:43 George in Kentucky
1:43
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
Let's be honest...those sellouts dont mean the KC is full.
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:43 Guest
1:43
Patrick Herb: 
We're full today baby!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:43 Patrick Herb
1:43
Brian Mason: 
And loud!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:43 Brian Mason
1:43
Brian Mason: 
Buckeyes will inbound with 21 seconds on the shot clock
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:43 Brian Mason
1:44
Brian Mason: 
And they only need 1 ... Buford with a bucket on the OB play
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:44 Brian Mason
1:44
Patrick Herb: 
24-21 Wisconsin leads
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:44 Patrick Herb
1:44
Brian Mason: 
It's 24-21 Badgers with 3:30 left in the first
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:44 Brian Mason
1:44
Brian Mason: 
Leuer with a jumper ... it's off and Sullinger boards
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:44 Brian Mason
1:44
Patrick Herb: 
Sullinger 8 pts 5 reb
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:44 Patrick Herb
1:44
Brian Mason: 
Buford splashes a fallaway jumper and it's a one-point game again at 24-23
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:44 Brian Mason
1:45
Brian Mason: 
Leuer for 3 ... it's off and Sullinger grabs the board
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:45 Brian Mason
1:45
Brian Mason: 
Bruiser called for a foul on Sullinger after the rebound ... that's four on the Badgers
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:45 Brian Mason
1:45
Patrick Herb: 
Dang... Taylor didn't realize he'd be that open under the hoop. He hesitated and then the D came to him. By that time it was too late. Bummer
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:45 Patrick Herb
1:45
Brian Mason: 
Berggren will check in for Keaton and Gasser replaces Jarmusz ... plus Evans in for Bruiser
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:45 Brian Mason
1:45
Brian Mason: 
Sullinger is swatted by Berggren!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:45 Brian Mason
1:46
Brian Mason: 
Now a foul call on Sullinger on the runout
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:46 Brian Mason
1:46
Brian Mason: 
That's five on the Buckeyes
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:46 Brian Mason
1:46
Brian Mason: 
Great D by Berg to keep Sullinger from getting that look
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:46 Brian Mason
1:46
Patrick Herb: 
Coach Ryan asking refs if that was intentional... Josh's nose might think it was. ouch
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:46 Patrick Herb
1:46
Brian Mason: 
2:00 left in the half
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:46 Brian Mason
1:46
Brian Mason: 
Berg called for a charge ... that's his second and the fifth on UW
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:46 Brian Mason
1:47
Brian Mason: 
Fifth turnover of the day for UW, too
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:47 Brian Mason
1:47
[Comment From George in KentuckyGeorge in Kentucky: ] 
C'mon Bucky... strong finish for the half!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:47 George in Kentucky
1:47
[Comment From buckyinchibuckyinchi: ] 
we are in sullingers head!!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:47 buckyinchi
1:47
Patrick Herb: 
They called Berg for a clear out with his arm
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:47 Patrick Herb
1:47
[Comment From HappyWineGuyHappyWineGuy: ] 
why can't we play Taylor and Q at the same time? We need the toughness out there and to get the pressure off of Jordan.
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:47 HappyWineGuy
1:47
Brian Mason: 
Craft turns it right back over for the Buckeyes
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:47 Brian Mason
1:47
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
I know OSU allows opponents fewest FT's in NCAA, but I don't think OSU will be able to keep Bucky off the FT line.
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:47 Badger Rose
1:47
Brian Mason: 
Badgers get it back with 1:36 left in the half
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:47 Brian Mason
1:48
Brian Mason: 
Gasser beats Diebler, gets the baseline and finishes! What a move by Josh to get inside!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:48 Brian Mason
1:48
Patrick Herb: 
Great seal from Keaton to allow that drive
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:48 Patrick Herb
1:48
[Comment From ScottieScottie: ] 
let's score badgers for a lead at halftime!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:48 Scottie
1:48
[Comment From couchbuckycouchbucky: ] 
looks on the tv like berg's legs just got tangled up on the last play during physical play.
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:48 couchbucky
1:48
Patrick Herb: 
OSU's first 3 and we're tied 26-26
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:48 Patrick Herb
1:48
Brian Mason: 
And Buford knocks in a 3 for the Buckeyes ... OSU's first
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:48 Brian Mason
1:48
[Comment From HappyWineGuyHappyWineGuy: ] 
Great move by Gasser!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:48 HappyWineGuy
1:48
Brian Mason: 
Keaton on Sullinger down low
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:48 Brian Mason
1:48
Brian Mason: 
He kicked to Evans and Ryan was called for a travel
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:48 Brian Mason
1:48
Brian Mason: 
Sixth turnover for Bucky
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:48 Brian Mason
1:48
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
HWG: Gasser is a better shooter & rebounder than Q.
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:48 Badger Rose
1:48
[Comment From couchbuckycouchbucky: ] 
no one on either team expected uw to go inside. that's what we need boys! keep 'em guessing
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:48 couchbucky
1:49
Brian Mason: 
Buckeyes take a timeout with 34.0 seconds left in the half ... shot clock is off
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:49 Brian Mason
1:49
[Comment From timtim: ] 
sullinger today seems to be whining alot today to the refs
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:49 tim
1:50
Brian Mason: 
Here come the Buckeyes looking for a final shot of the half
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:50 Brian Mason
1:50
Brian Mason: 
Craft has it near midcourt ... 10 seconds left
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:50 Brian Mason
1:50
Brian Mason: 
Lighty with a nifty scoop that rolls in ... that will take us to the half
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:50 Brian Mason
1:51
Brian Mason: 
Ohio State gets its first lead heading to the locker room
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:51 Brian Mason
1:51
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
Last-second lay-in by Lighty gives OSU a 28-26 lead heading into halftime. [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:51 BadgerMBBall
1:51
Brian Mason: 
Ohio State 28, Wisconsin 26 - Halftime
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:51 Brian Mason
1:51
[Comment From HappyWineGuyHappyWineGuy: ] 
Lucky circus shot. D@mn!
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:51 HappyWineGuy
1:51
Brian Mason: 
OK ... a few minutes to exhale before we get settled in for the second half.
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:51 Brian Mason
1:51
[Be Right Back Countdown]10 minutes 
Saturday February 12, 2011 1:51 
2:02
[Comment From ScottieScottie: ] 
Brian, you have some short stats for bucky? shooting percentage, 3's, rebounds, FT's?
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:02 Scottie
2:02
Brian Mason: 
You got it...
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:02 Brian Mason
2:03
Brian Mason: 
FG%: UW 47.6 ... OSU 54.5
3FG%: UW 45.5 ... OSU: 50.0
Reb: UW 9 ... OSU 11
Turns: UW 6 ... OSU 4
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:03 Brian Mason
2:03
[Comment From dariusdarius: ] 
Great 1st half for the Badgers! Preventing OSU from getting the lead until the very end of it. Tough they're gonna come out of the break down two. Go Badgers!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:03 darius
2:04
Brian Mason: 
Points in the paint: UW 6 ... OSU 12
Assists: UW 5 ... OSU 4
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:04 Brian Mason
2:05
[Comment From Penny from PomeroyPenny from Pomeroy: ] 
What is UW's record when trailing at half this year?
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:05 Penny from Pomeroy
2:05
Brian Mason: 
4-3 this season
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:05 Brian Mason
2:05
[Comment From JJ: ] 
GO BADGERS!!!!!!!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:05 J
2:05
[Comment From timtim: ] 
we need to go inside to get some fouls called on sulligener
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:05 tim
2:05
Brian Mason: 
Or pull him out to the perimeter and make him defend Leuer or Nankivil beyond the arc. That's proven to be a challenge for him early.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:05 Brian Mason
2:06
Brian Mason: 
Gasser led the way for the Badgers with 8 points in the first half .. 7 for Leuer, 6 for Taylor
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:06 Brian Mason
2:06
Brian Mason: 
Buford had 11 for OSU ... 8 for Sullinger and 5 for Lighty
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:06 Brian Mason
2:06
[Comment From dariusdarius: ] 
How long till the start of the 2nd half?
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:06 darius
2:06
Brian Mason: 
Mere moments!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:06 Brian Mason
2:06
[Comment From SaraSara: ] 
They've kept Diebler out of it so far! How many shots does he have? 1 or 2?! That is awesome defense on him!!!!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:06 Sara
2:07
Brian Mason: 
Scoreless.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:07 Brian Mason
2:07
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
Second half tips off. Badgers' ball [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:07 BadgerMBBall
2:08
Brian Mason: 
We're underway ... and Keaton starts it off with a bucket to tie things at 28
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:08 Brian Mason
2:08
Brian Mason: 
Well, I guess we jinxed it with Diebler. He's on the board and OSU is back on top, 30-28
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:08 Brian Mason
2:08
[Comment From Penny from PomeroyPenny from Pomeroy: ] 
Is Leuer a Player of the Year candidate? They don't say that on TV the way they talk about Sullinger.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:08 Penny from Pomeroy
2:08
Brian Mason: 
Of course!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:08 Brian Mason
2:08
Brian Mason: 
Craft called for his second foul ... first on OSU this half
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:08 Brian Mason
2:09
[Comment From ScottieScottie: ] 
keaton baby!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:09 Scottie
2:09
Brian Mason: 
Leuer off from the baseline but he nearly gets the board
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:09 Brian Mason
2:09
Brian Mason: 
Instead it's a foul on him ... that's two on Jon
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:09 Brian Mason
2:09
Brian Mason: 
Ugh. Sullinger was all alone underneath and dropped in an easy look
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:09 Brian Mason
2:10
Brian Mason: 
Jarmusz off on a 3 and Keaton's rebound ends up with Diebler
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:10 Brian Mason
2:10
Brian Mason: 
With Lighty, I mean
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:10 Brian Mason
2:10
Brian Mason: 
Berggren checks in to replace Keaton after the ball goes over the end line
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:10 Brian Mason
2:10
Brian Mason: 
And Buford splashes a jumper on the OB play
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:10 Brian Mason
2:10
Brian Mason: 
Buckeyes have made it a six-point lead at 34-28
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:10 Brian Mason
2:11
Brian Mason: 
Leuer with a pull-up ... it's off and the board to OSU
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:11 Brian Mason
2:11
[Comment From ScottieScottie: ] 
who's guarding sullinger?
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:11 Scottie
2:11
Patrick Herb: 
Berggren now
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:11 Patrick Herb
2:11
Brian Mason: 
Jarmusz on Buford .. .he steps back and splashes a jumper
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:11 Brian Mason
2:11
Brian Mason: 
Badgers need a timeout
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:11 Brian Mason
2:11
[Comment From ScottieScottie: ] 
don't give them the momentum bucky! we need some help.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:11 Scottie
2:11
Brian Mason: 
Timeout at the 17:12 mark
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:11 Brian Mason
2:11
Brian Mason: 
Ohio State 36, Wisconsin 28 - 17:12 2nd Half
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:11 Brian Mason
2:12
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
Quick 8-2 run by OSU gives the Buckeyes a 36-28 lead. Bo calls timeout with 17:12 left. [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:12 BadgerMBBall
2:12
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
They have the momentum, Scottie. Badgers needed that timeout to stop it.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:12 Badger Rose
2:13
Brian Mason: 
Badgers are down 8 here ... they have twice come back from 7-point deficits in the second half to win a game this year ... including Wednesday at Iowa
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:13 Brian Mason
2:13
[Comment From Fishing MNFishing MN: ] 
Brian- Chris Martinelli says hi, fishing in northern MN today following your blog.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:13 Fishing MN
2:13
Brian Mason: 
Glad to have you aboard, Chris! Cheer loud!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:13 Brian Mason
2:14
[Comment From Penny from PomeroyPenny from Pomeroy: ] 
What is Leuers percentage? Is he being intimidated?
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:14 Penny from Pomeroy
2:14
Brian Mason: 
Leuer's 3-for-10 (30.0%). Intimidated? He's had several jumpers that went in and out, so I wouldn't go that far.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:14 Brian Mason
2:14
Brian Mason: 
Leuer down low ... over Lighty and it's good! There we go!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:14 Brian Mason
2:14
Brian Mason: 
He has 9 points now
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:14 Brian Mason
2:15
Brian Mason: 
Now a foul on Taylor ... that's his first and UW's second in the half
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:15 Brian Mason
2:15
Brian Mason: 
Wow. Buford scores off the inbounds play again. Badgers getting burned on those.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:15 Brian Mason
2:15
Brian Mason: 
And a miss for Taylor and a dunk for Buford in transition
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:15 Brian Mason
2:16
Brian Mason: 
It's clear where the momentum resides right now. Badgers need a spark.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:16 Brian Mason
2:16
Brian Mason: 
5 to shoot
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:16 Brian Mason
2:16
Brian Mason: 
Taylor has a jumper roll in and out and then a foul on Berggren on the rebound
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:16 Brian Mason
2:16
Brian Mason: 
Takes us to a media timeout at the 15:30 mark
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:16 Brian Mason
2:16
Brian Mason: 
Ohio State 40, Wisconsin 30 - 15:30 2nd Half
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:16 Brian Mason
2:16
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Buford is killing us.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:16 Badger Rose
2:16
Patrick Herb: 
Pretty much
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:16 Patrick Herb
2:16
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
15:30 left, OSU leads 40-30. [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:16 BadgerMBBall
2:17
[Comment From TomTom: ] 
is that now 3 scores on inbounds plays for OSU?
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:17 Tom
2:17
Brian Mason: 
I believe so. And it's been Buford each time, whether inside or outside.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:17 Brian Mason
2:18
[Comment From HappyWineGuyHappyWineGuy: ] 
the in-bound plays are killing us. OSU is so quick.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:18 HappyWineGuy
2:18
Brian Mason: 
Hopefully the Badgers can put something together out of this timeout to stem the tide a bit.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:18 Brian Mason
2:18
[Comment From madcitychickmadcitychick: ] 
Let's go Red!!!!!!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:18 madcitychick
2:19
Brian Mason: 
It's Taylor, Gasser, Evans, Leuer and Nankivil out of the timeout for UW
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:19 Brian Mason
2:19
Brian Mason: 
Sullinger muscles one in and it's a 42-30 lead for OSU
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:19 Brian Mason
2:19
Brian Mason: 
Keaton misfires from 3 and the board to OSU
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:19 Brian Mason
2:20
[Comment From SaraSara: ] 
Let's get it together here, Badgers!!! GO Badgers GO!!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:20 Sara
2:20
Brian Mason: 
Taylor with the rebound of a Buford miss and here come the Badgers
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:20 Brian Mason
2:20
Brian Mason: 
Evans with a jumper!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:20 Brian Mason
2:20
Brian Mason: 
Badgers cut it to 10 at 42-32 with 14:05 to go
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:20 Brian Mason
2:20
Patrick Herb: 
whew... needed that. UW pushed the tempo a bit there... they know they need some points
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:20 Patrick Herb
2:20
Brian Mason: 
And Diebler drains a 3 on the other end. That's deflating.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:20 Brian Mason
2:21
Patrick Herb: 
Diebler off the snide... he needs 3 triples to set the Big Ten career record
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:21 Patrick Herb
2:21
Brian Mason: 
Keaton's chance at an answer rims off and Diebler boards
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:21 Brian Mason
2:21
[Comment From couchbuckycouchbucky: ] 
we're not even getting offensive boards anymore. not a good sign
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:21 couchbucky
2:21
[Comment From couchbuckycouchbucky: ] 
uw pushing seems to be what they need right now. osu is expecting us to drain our own clock every possession
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:21 couchbucky
2:21
Brian Mason: 
Another basket for Sullinger gets him to 14 points and the lead is 15 at 47-32
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:21 Brian Mason
2:22
Brian Mason: 
Taylor finds the bucket and draws a foul!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:22 Brian Mason
2:22
Brian Mason: 
He misses the free throw
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:22 Brian Mason
2:22
Brian Mason: 
It's a 13-point OSU lead at 47-34
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:22 Brian Mason
2:22
Patrick Herb: 
nothing is easy today for Bucky
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:22 Patrick Herb
2:22
Brian Mason: 
Odd to see Jordan miss 2 FTs in the same game
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:22 Brian Mason
2:22
[Comment From HappyWineGuyHappyWineGuy: ] 
Good energy and focus by Evans. We need that.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:22 HappyWineGuy
2:22
Brian Mason: 
Foul on Gasser and the fans are not happy about it.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:22 Brian Mason
2:22
Brian Mason: 
That's four team fouls on the Badgers
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:22 Brian Mason
2:23
Patrick Herb: 
double foul called actually
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:23 Patrick Herb
2:23
Brian Mason: 
Craft will inbound for OSU ... Badgers need to defend the OB play
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:23 Brian Mason
2:23
[Comment From HappyWineGuyHappyWineGuy: ] 
horrible call.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:23 HappyWineGuy
2:23
Brian Mason: 
Keaton called for a reach-in on Sullinger
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:23 Brian Mason
2:23
Brian Mason: 
That's five fouls on UW
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:23 Brian Mason
2:24
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
No one said it would be easy, but this is worse than I expected...missed FT's.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:24 Badger Rose
2:24
Brian Mason: 
Another chance to inbound underneath for OSU
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:24 Brian Mason
2:24
Patrick Herb: 
its a struggle
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:24 Patrick Herb
2:24
Brian Mason: 
Buford loses the handle and the Badgers get it back!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:24 Brian Mason
2:24
Patrick Herb: 
crowd urging the Badgers... trying to help
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:24 Patrick Herb
2:24
Brian Mason: 
Taylor for 3 ... it's good!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:24 Brian Mason
2:25
Brian Mason: 
Great ball movement there for Bucky ... Gasser made the pass back to Taylor and Jordan made it count!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:25 Brian Mason
2:25
[Comment From ScottieScottie: ] 
Let the crowd help! Roar badger fans!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:25 Scottie
2:25
Patrick Herb: 
Great ball movement and poise there... UW had OSU switching and running all over the place
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:25 Patrick Herb
2:25
Brian Mason: 
Sullinger backs down KEaton but can't find the bottom
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:25 Brian Mason
2:25
Patrick Herb: 
Sullinger finally missed inside... that doesn't happen often
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:25 Patrick Herb
2:25
Brian Mason: 
Badgers board and Taylor fires ... it's good!!!!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:25 Brian Mason
2:25
Patrick Herb: 
Matta called TO
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:25 Patrick Herb
2:25
Brian Mason: 
This place is electric again .. .it's a 47-40 OSU lead with 11:12 to go in the half
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:25 Brian Mason
2:25
Brian Mason: 
OSU needs a timeout!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:25 Brian Mason
2:25
Patrick Herb: 
Taylor with 14 points now
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:25 Patrick Herb
2:25
[Comment From HappyWineGuyHappyWineGuy: ] 
NBA + 3 pointer for Taylor!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:25 HappyWineGuy
2:25
Brian Mason: 
Ohio State 47, Wisconsin 40 - 11:12 2nd Half
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:25 Brian Mason
2:26
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
Bucky cut that lead in half in a hurry.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:26 Guest
2:26
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
Two huge 3s by Taylor bring the Kohl Center to life! Lead cut to 7 points with 11:12 left. [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:26 BadgerMBBall
2:26
[Comment From LoriLori: ] 
I can feel the E from here!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:26 Lori
2:26
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Need a stop!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:26 Badger Rose
2:26
Brian Mason: 
Taylor has 14 points on 3-for-5 shooting from 3-point range
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:26 Brian Mason
2:26
Patrick Herb: 
stop and score, stop and score, stop and score
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:26 Patrick Herb
2:26
Brian Mason: 
Buford's shot is altered by Evans and the Badgers run
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:26 Brian Mason
2:26
Brian Mason: 
Bruiser with a look on the runout and he's fouled!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:26 Brian Mason
2:26
Patrick Herb: 
Badgers run and get rewarded
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:26 Patrick Herb
2:27
Brian Mason: 
It's on Buford and Bruiser will get FTs
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:27 Brian Mason
2:27
Brian Mason: 
That's four team fouls on OSU and we have a media timeout at the 10:54 mark
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:27 Brian Mason
2:27
Patrick Herb: 
It's almost a shame that the foul was called, because Evans might have been able to flush the miss. Alas
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:27 Patrick Herb
2:27
Brian Mason: 
Ohio State 47, Wisconsin 40 - 10:54 2nd Half
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:27 Brian Mason
2:27
[Comment From Penny from PomeroyPenny from Pomeroy: ] 
Was that a fast break attempt by Brusewitz? Can we have a few more please?
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:27 Penny from Pomeroy
2:27
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
Bruesewitz going to the line after the TV timeout. Got fouled off a sweet dish from Taylor. [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:27 BadgerMBBall
2:28
[Comment From madcitychickmadcitychick: ] 
We want Ice Cream! Oh wait. Wrong sport.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:28 madcitychick
2:28
[Comment From ScottieScottie: ] 
agree!!! stop and score - do it repeateadly!!!!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:28 Scottie
2:28
Patrick Herb: 
Dick Vitale pleading for a t-shirt from a cheerleader tossing them into the crowd. No love for Dickie V
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:28 Patrick Herb
2:28
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Don't worry, Patrick. Bruiser will get the points.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:28 Badger Rose
2:28
Patrick Herb: 
Ohio State shooting 75% (9-12) this half - and they've missed their last 2!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:28 Patrick Herb
2:28
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
RT @BTNJimJackson: Jordan taylor is very good, but doesn't get the national recognition he deserves, how does he not get nominated 4 the ... [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:28 BadgerMBBall
2:28
[Comment From couchbuckycouchbucky: ] 
dicky v should show a little more love to the badgers on his broadcast first
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:28 couchbucky
2:29
[Comment From HappyWineGuyHappyWineGuy: ] 
Patrick: I have the sound down...no love for Dickie V. here either.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:29 HappyWineGuy
2:29
[Comment From ScottieScottie: ] 
let them miss their next 10!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:29 Scottie
2:29
Brian Mason: 
Bruiser hits the first FT
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:29 Brian Mason
2:29
Brian Mason: 
He gets both and it's a 47-42 lead for OSU
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:29 Brian Mason
2:30
Brian Mason: 
Crowd loving this
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:30 Brian Mason
2:30
Patrick Herb: 
C'mon fellas... D up now
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:30 Patrick Herb
2:30
Patrick Herb: 
Keaton on Sullinger
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:30 Patrick Herb
2:30
Brian Mason: 
Badgers on a 10-0 run
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:30 Brian Mason
2:30
Patrick Herb: 
Diebler with a quick trigger and it spins out
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:30 Patrick Herb
2:30
[Comment From ScottieScottie: ] 
let's go D!!!!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:30 Scottie
2:30
Brian Mason: 
Good stop ... now a basket
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:30 Brian Mason
2:30
Brian Mason: 
Taylor with the floater! It's good!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:30 Brian Mason
2:30
[Comment From ScottieScottie: ] 
yes!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:30 Scottie
2:30
Patrick Herb: 
The Taylor Takeover Part II?
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:30 Patrick Herb
2:30
[Comment From guymadisonguymadison: ] 
yeah!!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:30 guymadison
2:30
[Comment From ScottieScottie: ] 
another one please!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:30 Scottie
2:30
[Comment From hihi: ] 
hi
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:30 hi
2:30
Brian Mason: 
Make it a 12-0 run!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:30 Brian Mason
2:30
Brian Mason: 
The lead is 3 at 47-44 with 10:07 to go
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:30 Brian Mason
2:30
Patrick Herb: 
Gasser called for a hold
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:30 Patrick Herb
2:30
Brian Mason: 
Now a foul on Gasser ... that's his second and the sixth on UW
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:30 Brian Mason
2:31
Patrick Herb: 
Sixth team foul... next one is bonus for OSU
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:31 Patrick Herb
2:31
Brian Mason: 
Sullinger can't convert on the OB play ... Keaton boards
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:31 Brian Mason
2:31
Patrick Herb: 
four straight misses for OSU!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:31 Patrick Herb
2:31
Patrick Herb: 
WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:31 Patrick Herb
2:31
Brian Mason: 
Gasser for 3 off a skip pass from Taylor!!!!!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:31 Brian Mason
2:31
[Comment From ScottieScottie: ] 
now a momentum for the badgers!!!!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:31 Scottie
2:31
Patrick Herb: 
What a comeback from the dead for Bucky!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:31 Patrick Herb
2:31
Brian Mason: 
We're all tied up at 47!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:31 Brian Mason
2:31
Brian Mason: 
And OSU finally gets a bucket ... it's 49-47 on the basket by Craft
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:31 Brian Mason
2:32
Patrick Herb: 
Big shot for the freshman Craft... cold blooded there on the foul line jumper
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:32 Patrick Herb
2:32
Brian Mason: 
Bruiser with the follow on a missed 3 by Leuer!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:32 Brian Mason
2:32
Brian Mason: 
This place is going nuts!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:32 Brian Mason
2:32
Patrick Herb: 
49-49
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:32 Patrick Herb
2:32
Brian Mason: 
Tied up again at 49-49
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:32 Brian Mason
2:32
[Comment From TomTom: ] 
Gasser stepping up!!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:32 Tom
2:32
[Comment From ScottieScottie: ] 
yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:32 Scottie
2:32
[Comment From couchbuckycouchbucky: ] 
REDEMPTION!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:32 couchbucky
2:32
[Comment From madcitychickmadcitychick: ] 
YESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:32 madcitychick
2:32
[Comment From guymadisonguymadison: ] 
YEEEEEEEEHAW
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:32 guymadison
2:32
[Comment From Penny from PomeroyPenny from Pomeroy: ] 
What is the run for UW?
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:32 Penny from Pomeroy
2:32
Brian Mason: 
17-2 run right now
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:32 Brian Mason
2:32
Patrick Herb: 
Nice D from Keaton to pick up the driving Craft and force a tough (bad) pass
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:32 Patrick Herb
2:32
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
RT @GaryParrishCBS: Wisconsin just erased a 15-point deficit in a little more than three minutes against No. 1 Ohio State. That has to b ... [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:32 BadgerMBBall
2:32
Brian Mason: 
Buford off on a long jumper and Bucky boards again
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:32 Brian Mason
2:32
Brian Mason: 
Badgesr can shoot for the lead
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:32 Brian Mason
2:32
Patrick Herb: 
Somebody just put a lid on the OSU basket. I'll take it
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:32 Patrick Herb
2:32
[Comment From ScottieScottie: ] 
I can imagine!!!! Go nuts, Badgers!!!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:32 Scottie
2:33
Brian Mason: 
Keaton's 3 is short and here come the Buckeyes
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:33 Brian Mason
2:33
[Comment From couchbuckycouchbucky: ] 
what are the stats on rebounds this game?
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:33 couchbucky
2:33
Brian Mason: 
Badgers lead, 19-18 on the boards
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:33 Brian Mason
2:33
Brian Mason: 
Craft finds the hoop again ... it's 51-49 with 7:55 to go
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:33 Brian Mason
2:33
[Comment From ScottieScottie: ] 
confidence builder!! that's a big run!!!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:33 Scottie
2:33
Patrick Herb: 
Nice shot fake from Craft... got the defender in the air... one dribble and score
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:33 Patrick Herb
2:33
Brian Mason: 
And a turnover ...by Keaton on a steal by Lighty leads to a runout
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:33 Brian Mason
2:34
Brian Mason: 
Foul on Bruiser takes us to a media timeout at the 7:41 mark
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:34 Brian Mason
2:34
Brian Mason: 
Ohio State 51, Wisconsin 49 - 7:41 2nd Half
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:34 Brian Mason
2:34
Patrick Herb: 
Good foul from Mike to prevent the runout score, but a costly turnover at the top of the key. Again... turnovers are one thing, but ones that lead to breakaways are another.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:34 Patrick Herb
2:34
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Lighty is amazing...has been since he was a freshman with Odin.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:34 Badger Rose
2:34
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
Badgers have made it a game. Craft with a big jumper for OSU and the Buckeyes lead 51-49 with 7:41 left. [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:34 BadgerMBBall
2:34
[Comment From TomTom: ] 
too many turnovers
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:34 Tom
2:35
Brian Mason: 
9 for the Badgers ... over their nation-leading average of 7.8 per game but not a terrible number by any stretch
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:35 Brian Mason
2:35
[Comment From Impartial ObserverImpartial Observer: ] 
Good foul by Bruiser, would have been a layup.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:35 Impartial Observer
2:35
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
RT @kenpomeroy: Yes, the Badgers actually have some scoring ability. [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:35 BadgerMBBall
2:35
Brian Mason: 
Points off turnovers are actually in the Badgers' favor at 9-8
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:35 Brian Mason
2:35
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Badger fans with short fingernails again...
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:35 Badger Rose
2:35
Patrick Herb: 
Let's hope UW didn't use all of it's energy digging out of that 15-point hole. Remember, UW has trailed by 7 in the second half of 2 of its last 3 games and come back to win both. How about 3!?!?!?
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:35 Patrick Herb
2:35
[Comment From ScottieScottie: ] 
too many fouls too, it seems!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:35 Scottie
2:35
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
Ron Dayne in the house! [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:35 BadgerMBBall
2:36
Brian Mason: 
It's Taylor, Gasser, Bruiser, Leuer and Nankivil out of the timeout for UW
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:36 Brian Mason
2:36
Brian Mason: 
Lighty shooting FTs for Ohio State
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:36 Brian Mason
2:36
[Comment From madcitychickmadcitychick: ] 
Ohio looks more tired than UW in my opinion
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:36 madcitychick
2:36
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Badgers need to draw some fouls & shoot free throws.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:36 Badger Rose
2:37
Brian Mason: 
He hits the first FT
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:37 Brian Mason
2:37
Brian Mason: 
Gets them both and it's a 53-49 lead for OSU
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:37 Brian Mason
2:37
Brian Mason: 
Taylor brings it up for UW ... let's hope the hot streak continues
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:37 Brian Mason
2:37
Brian Mason: 
It does! Taylor for 3!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:37 Brian Mason
2:37
Brian Mason: 
He has 19 points
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:37 Brian Mason
2:37
Patrick Herb: 
Taylor had 10 of the 15-0 run and he's at it again.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:37 Patrick Herb
2:37
Brian Mason: 
Badgers cut it to 1 and 53-52
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:37 Brian Mason
2:37
[Comment From madcitychickmadcitychick: ] 
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:37 madcitychick
2:37
[Comment From ScottieScottie: ] 
wowie!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:37 Scottie
2:37
[Comment From ScottieScottie: ] 
stop and score!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:37 Scottie
2:38
Brian Mason: 
Foul called on Taylor ... that's his second and the eighth on UW in the half
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:38 Brian Mason
2:38
Patrick Herb: 
You got it Scottie
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:38 Patrick Herb
2:38
Brian Mason: 
Craft shooting 1-and-1
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:38 Brian Mason
2:38
Brian Mason: 
He hits the first
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:38 Brian Mason
2:38
[Comment From Impartial ObserverImpartial Observer: ] 
When will Ohio State stop going under ball screens on Taylor? He is deadly with a look.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:38 Impartial Observer
2:38
Brian Mason: 
Craft hits both ... 55-52 Ohio State with 7:05 left
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:38 Brian Mason
2:38
Brian Mason: 
Taylor finds Bruiser ... his 3 is GOOD!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:38 Brian Mason
2:38
Patrick Herb: 
Bruiser is fired up after that one... and why not!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:38 Patrick Herb
2:38
Brian Mason: 
Tied up again at 55-55!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:38 Brian Mason
2:39
Brian Mason: 
A miss for OSU and a board for Bucky ... Badgers run
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:39 Brian Mason
2:39
Brian Mason: 
And Keaton hits a long two!!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:39 Brian Mason
2:39
Brian Mason: 
Badgers lead, 57-55!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:39 Brian Mason
2:39
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Defense!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:39 Badger Rose
2:39
[Comment From madcitychickmadcitychick: ] 
BRUIS FOR 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:39 madcitychick
2:39
[Comment From ScottieScottie: ] 
come on, time for a lead!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:39 Scottie
2:39
Patrick Herb: 
Badgers first lead since a loooong time ago. GOOSEBUMPS
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:39 Patrick Herb
2:39
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
Badgers take the lead on Nankivil's long jumper! [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:39 BadgerMBBall
2:39
Brian Mason: 
10 to shoot for OSU
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:39 Brian Mason
2:39
Brian Mason: 
Sullinger can't hit ... Leuer boards
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:39 Brian Mason
2:39
Brian Mason: 
Great post D by Keaton to keep Sullinger in check
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:39 Brian Mason
2:40
Patrick Herb: 
Great help D from TAylor forced that miss... he got his hand on the ball
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:40 Patrick Herb
2:40
Brian Mason: 
Taylor for 3!!! The roof is gonna blow off this place!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:40 Brian Mason
2:40
Brian Mason: 
Timeout, Ohio State!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:40 Brian Mason
2:40
[Comment From madcitychickmadcitychick: ] 
Can ... barely ... breathe....
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:40 madcitychick
2:40
Patrick Herb: 
Lot of ball game left fellas... don't get too hyped here
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:40 Patrick Herb
2:40
Brian Mason: 
Wisconsin 60, Ohio State 55 - 5:24 2nd Half
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:40 Brian Mason
2:40
[Comment From couchbuckycouchbucky: ] 
unreal effort from taylor. that's a team leader
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:40 couchbucky
2:40
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
You gotta believe!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:40 Badger Rose
2:40
[Comment From ScottieScottie: ] 
love you keaton!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:40 Scottie
2:40
Patrick Herb: 
Taylor and his teammates went crazy after that one... some chest banging and hugging as OSU inbounded.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:40 Patrick Herb
2:41
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
Jordan Taylor is UNREAL!!! Just hit another three! Badgers lead 60-55 with 5:24 left. Timeout OSU. [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:41 BadgerMBBall
2:41
Brian Mason: 
Taylor has 22 points on 5-for-7 shooting from 3-point range
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:41 Brian Mason
2:41
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Yes, basketball is a game of runs. Buckeyes could still get hot, but I like our chances.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:41 Badger Rose
2:41
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
That is one of the best run in UW basketball. Playing a #1 team and coming back that fast in that manner.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:41 Guest
2:41
[Comment From George in KentuckyGeorge in Kentucky: ] 
I'm believing!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:41 George in Kentucky
2:41
Brian Mason: 
Badgers are 11-for-21 from distance today (52.4%)
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:41 Brian Mason
2:41
Brian Mason: 
Turnover!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:41 Brian Mason
2:41
Brian Mason: 
Leuer grabs a missed pass and the Badgers get it back
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:41 Brian Mason
2:42
Brian Mason: 
Taylor finds Leuer underneath but he's swatted ... Buckeyes have it back
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:42 Brian Mason
2:42
Brian Mason: 
Craft off on a 3 and Taylro tips the board to Gasser as he hits the deck
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:42 Brian Mason
2:42
Brian Mason: 
Wow. That's effort.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:42 Brian Mason
2:42
[Comment From ScottieScottie: ] 
believe, baby!!! as dickie v. may say...
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:42 Scottie
2:42
Patrick Herb: 
Bodies hit the deck on the rebound... love the effort both ways
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:42 Patrick Herb
2:42
Brian Mason: 
4:30 left in the game
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:42 Brian Mason
2:42
Brian Mason: 
10 to shoot
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:42 Brian Mason
2:42
Brian Mason: 
Taylor working on Craft
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:42 Brian Mason
2:42
Brian Mason: 
He shoots ... and is fouled
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:42 Brian Mason
2:42
Patrick Herb: 
Taylor has the mojo going... no doubt about it
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:42 Patrick Herb
2:42
[Comment From HappyWineGuyHappyWineGuy: ] 
My all Big Ten Team: Leuer, Taylor, J. Johnson, Sullinger, and that guard from Illinois, Demetri something.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:42 HappyWineGuy
2:42
Brian Mason: 
The foul is on Diebler ... that's five on OSU
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:42 Brian Mason
2:43
Brian Mason: 
Taylor to the line for a pair
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:43 Brian Mason
2:43
[Comment From Badge rfanBadge rfan: ] 
Could this be possibly the second time that the Badgers beat the number one rank Buckeyes or what!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:43 Badge rfan
2:43
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
RT @GaryParrishCBS: This is a 28-8 run in the past eight minutes that gave the Badgers a 60-55 lead on OSU. (Wisconsin only scored 26 in ... [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:43 BadgerMBBall
2:43
Patrick Herb: 
maybe... lots of time left
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:43 Patrick Herb
2:43
[Comment From Impartial ObserverImpartial Observer: ] 
Taylor is DEADLY with a look. Are all the ball screens for him part of Bo's swing, or are they running different offense for Taylor?
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:43 Impartial Observer
2:43
Brian Mason: 
He hits the first FT
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:43 Brian Mason
2:43
[Comment From madcitychickmadcitychick: ] 
Taylor is en fuente
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:43 madcitychick
2:43
Brian Mason: 
He gets both ... Badgers lead, 62-55 with 4:15 to go
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:43 Brian Mason
2:43
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Taylor scoring like wildfire, but also has many assists.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:43 Badger Rose
2:43
Brian Mason: 
Buckle up, everybody.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:43 Brian Mason
2:43
Patrick Herb: 
Taylor has 18 points in last 8:40
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:43 Patrick Herb
2:43
[Comment From ScottieScottie: ] 
get it this time, taylor!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:43 Scottie
2:43
Brian Mason: 
Foul called on Gasser, that's his third and UW's ninth
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:43 Brian Mason
2:43
Brian Mason: 
Diebler will shoot 1-and-1 for OSU
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:43 Brian Mason
2:44
Brian Mason: 
He hits the front end
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:44 Brian Mason
2:44
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
Yes, OSU is not going to go down without a fight. OSU is # 1 for a reason.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:44 Guest
2:44
Patrick Herb: 
no doubt
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:44 Patrick Herb
2:44
Brian Mason: 
He gets both ... it's 62-57 Badgers with 4:00 to go
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:44 Brian Mason
2:44
Brian Mason: 
10 to shoot
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:44 Brian Mason
2:44
Brian Mason: 
Keaotn for 3 ... it's off but Leuer gets the finish!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:44 Brian Mason
2:45
Brian Mason: 
He got between 3 Buckeyes underneath and tipped in an easy look!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:45 Brian Mason
2:45
Patrick Herb: 
UW pulled Sullinger away from the basket with the high screen and no one was home to box out Leuer!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:45 Patrick Herb
2:45
Brian Mason: 
Badgers lead 64-57
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:45 Brian Mason
2:45
Brian Mason: 
Buford splashes a look from the wing over Bruiser's running block attempt
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:45 Brian Mason
2:45
[Comment From couchbuckycouchbucky: ] 
leuer is due for a few points like that
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:45 couchbucky
2:45
[Comment From SaraSara: ] 
#1 can get beat at any time though too!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:45 Sara
2:45
Brian Mason: 
That makes it 64-59 Badgers with 3:12 to go
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:45 Brian Mason
2:45
[Comment From ScottieScottie: ] 
can they move the clock while we're on lead???
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:45 Scottie
2:45
Brian Mason: 
Timeout, Ohio State
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:45 Brian Mason
2:45
Brian Mason: 
Wisconsin 64, Ohio State 59 - 3:12 2nd Half
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:45 Brian Mason
2:45
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
Taylor has 24. OSU calls timeout with 3:12 left. UW leads 64-59 with the ball. [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:45 BadgerMBBall
2:45
Patrick Herb: 
We still have the media timeout coming at the next whistle
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:45 Patrick Herb
2:46
[Comment From LauraLaura: ] 
Hang on, Badgers. Don't let them back in.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:46 Laura
2:46
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
RT @goodmanonfox: Jordan Taylor has already proven he's one of the top point guards in the country this season. But now he'll no longer ... [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:46 BadgerMBBall
2:46
[Comment From Impartial ObserverImpartial Observer: ] 
Sullinger has only had one shot attempt during this run. Most will think about Wisky's offense, but keeping the ball out of his hands on D has been just as big.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:46 Impartial Observer
2:46
[Comment From HappyWineGuyHappyWineGuy: ] 
first team to 70 wins.
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:46 HappyWineGuy
2:46
[Comment From TomTom: ] 
too bad Keaton is off badly today, otherwise we'd be way ahead
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:46 Tom
2:46
[Comment From timtim: ] 
ohio state is down to 1 timeout i believe
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:46 tim
2:46
Patrick Herb: 
correct
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:46 Patrick Herb
2:47
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
Taylor fouled. Badgers ball with 2:44 left up 64-59 after the TV timeout. [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:47 BadgerMBBall
2:51
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
Leuer with a big offensive rebounds and call TO with 2:05 left. Still leading 64-59. [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:51 BadgerMBBall
2:51
Brian Mason: 
Bruesewitz' shot as the shot clock winds down is long but Leuer with the strong rebound and takes a 30 second timeout
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:51 Brian Mason
2:51
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
RT @SethDavisHoops: Incredible offensive rebound by Leuer. with 2:05 left, Ohio State will probably get two more possessions. [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:51 BadgerMBBall
2:51
Brian Mason: 
Foul on OSU as Gasser looked to hand off to Taylor
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:51 Brian Mason
2:51
Brian Mason: 
Craft picks up the foul, Taylor to the line shooting 1 and 1
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:51 Brian Mason
2:51
Patrick Herb: 
Taylor wanted that foul... he asked to go to the line
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:51 Patrick Herb
2:52
Brian Mason: 
That's 3 on Craft
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:52 Brian Mason
2:52
Patrick Herb: 
I love that confidence
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:52 Patrick Herb
2:52
Brian Mason: 
perfect on the first
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:52 Brian Mason
2:52
Brian Mason: 
Short
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:52 Brian Mason
2:52
Brian Mason: 
OSU boards
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:52 Brian Mason
2:52
Brian Mason: 
foul called on Nankivil at the other end
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:52 Brian Mason
2:52
Brian Mason: 
Badgers lead 65-59 with 1:44 to play
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:52 Brian Mason
2:52
Brian Mason: 
Diebler shooting 2
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:52 Brian Mason
2:52
[Comment From madcitychickmadcitychick: ] 
Let's go Red! Finish this off!!!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:52 madcitychick
2:53
Brian Mason: 
makes the first
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:53 Brian Mason
2:53
Brian Mason: 
and the second
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:53 Brian Mason
2:53
Brian Mason: 
65-61 UW leads with 1:35 left
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:53 Brian Mason
2:53
[Comment From ScottieScottie: ] 
fasten your seatbelt!!! hopefully a great landing!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:53 Scottie
2:53
Brian Mason: 
under 10
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:53 Brian Mason
2:53
Brian Mason: 
long three is off by Taylor and OSU comes the other way
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:53 Brian Mason
2:54
Brian Mason: 
3 by Diebler is off but Sullinger rebounds and is fouled as he goes for the putback
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:54 Brian Mason
2:54
Brian Mason: 
he'll shoot 2 as Nankivil is called for the foul
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:54 Brian Mason
2:54
Brian Mason: 
good on the first
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:54 Brian Mason
2:54
[Comment From ScottieScottie: ] 
come on, bucky!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:54 Scottie
2:54
Brian Mason: 
good on the second
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:54 Brian Mason
2:54
Brian Mason: 
65-63 UW with 55 seconds left
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:54 Brian Mason
2:55
Brian Mason: 
OSU not fouling, just playing D
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:55 Brian Mason
2:55
Brian Mason: 
under 40
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:55 Brian Mason
2:55
Brian Mason: 
10 on the clock
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:55 Brian Mason
2:55
Brian Mason: 
Bruesewitz for 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:55 Brian Mason
2:55
Brian Mason: 
and OSU turns it over!!!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:55 Brian Mason
2:55
Brian Mason: 
68-63 UW with 22 second left
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:55 Brian Mason
2:55
[Comment From JasonJason: ] 
Let's go Red!!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:55 Jason
2:55
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Yayyyy!!!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:55 Badger Rose
2:56
Brian Mason: 
Craft fouls Taylor
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:56 Brian Mason
2:56
[Comment From TomTom: ] 
WOW!!!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:56 Tom
2:56
[Comment From ScottieScottie: ] 
yes!!!!!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:56 Scottie
2:56
[Comment From madcitychickmadcitychick: ] 
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!! Bruis for 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:56 madcitychick
2:56
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
Bruiser with a big 3 and OSU turns it over. UW leads 68-63 with 18.2 left. Taylor going to the line. [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:56 BadgerMBBall
2:56
Brian Mason: 
Taylor to the line shooting 1 and 1 with 18.2 left. Badgers up 68-63
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:56 Brian Mason
2:56
Brian Mason: 
Good on the first
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:56 Brian Mason
2:56
Brian Mason: 
good on the second!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:56 Brian Mason
2:57
Brian Mason: 
70-63 UW with 18.2 left
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:57 Brian Mason
2:57
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
Hits both. 70-63 with 18.2 left. Timeout OSU. [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:57 BadgerMBBall
2:57
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
RT @goodmanonfox: I think @garyparrishcbs should have to get his hair like Brueswitz after that shot. Big-time shot basically seal the w ... [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:57 BadgerMBBall
2:57
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
RT @SethDavisHoops: Carrot Top for three!!!!!!!!! [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:57 BadgerMBBall
2:57
Brian Mason: 
OSU takes a timeout
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:57 Brian Mason
2:57
[Comment From JasonJason: ] 
bruiser is my hero
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:57 Jason
2:57
[Comment From ScottieScottie: ] 
bye bye buckeyes!!!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:57 Scottie
2:57
[Comment From Penny from PomeroyPenny from Pomeroy: ] 
Yahoooooooo. And on such a national stage. SOO BIGGG
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:57 Penny from Pomeroy
2:58
Brian Mason: 
Buford's 3 is off but Lighty rebounds and Leuer fouls
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:58 Brian Mason
2:58
Brian Mason: 
Lighty to shoot 2 with 7.6 seconds left
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:58 Brian Mason
2:58
Brian Mason: 
the student section looks ready to rush the floor
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:58 Brian Mason
2:58
Brian Mason: 
Good on the first
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:58 Brian Mason
2:58
[Comment From LoriLori: ] 
Yeahhhh badgers
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:58 Lori
2:58
[Comment From grampabuckygrampabucky: ] 
TAYLOR IS BUTTER!!!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:58 grampabucky
2:58
[Comment From madcitychickmadcitychick: ] 
Freaking out over here. Way to go Badgers!!!!!!
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:58 madcitychick
2:59
Brian Mason: 
Intentionally misses the 2nd, Sullinger rebounds and drains a fallaway 3
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:59 Brian Mason
2:59
Brian Mason: 
Badgers lead 70-67 with 3 seconds left
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:59 Brian Mason
2:59
Patrick Herb: 
Couldn't have worked out better for the Buckeyes there
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:59 Patrick Herb
2:59
Patrick Herb: 
Hanging onto the ball and making a free throw will be critical
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:59 Patrick Herb
2:59
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
Sullinger hits a deep 3. OSU TO. Badgers lead 70-67 with 3.0 second left. UW ball after timeout. [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:59 BadgerMBBall
2:59
[Comment From ScottieScottie: ] 
wow, there is a reason they are number 1...
Saturday February 12, 2011 2:59 Scottie
3:00
Brian Mason: 
TO OSU after that Sullinger 3
Saturday February 12, 2011 3:00 Brian Mason
3:00
Patrick Herb: 
Gasser will inbound for the Badgers under the OSU basket
Saturday February 12, 2011 3:00 Patrick Herb
3:00
[Comment From madcitychickmadcitychick: ] 
That was an incredible play by OSU. Def not giving up.
Saturday February 12, 2011 3:00 madcitychick
3:00
Patrick Herb: 
Gets it to Leuer
Saturday February 12, 2011 3:00 Patrick Herb
3:00
Brian Mason: 
fouled immediately
Saturday February 12, 2011 3:00 Brian Mason
3:01
Patrick Herb: 
He's fouled by Buford and will go to the line
Saturday February 12, 2011 3:01 Patrick Herb
3:01
Patrick Herb: 
He'll shoot a 1-and-1
Saturday February 12, 2011 3:01 Patrick Herb
3:01
Patrick Herb: 
Gotta have the first one here
Saturday February 12, 2011 3:01 Patrick Herb
3:01
Patrick Herb: 
He gets it.
Saturday February 12, 2011 3:01 Patrick Herb
3:01
[Comment From ScottieScottie: ] 
whoever said first one to hit 70 wins....
Saturday February 12, 2011 3:01 Scottie
3:01
Patrick Herb: 
Misses the second
Saturday February 12, 2011 3:01 Patrick Herb
3:01
Patrick Herb: 
Badgers win!
Saturday February 12, 2011 3:01 Patrick Herb
3:01
Brian Mason: 
and here come the students!
Saturday February 12, 2011 3:01 Brian Mason
3:02
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
Leuer ices it from the line. Final score Wisconsin 71, OSU 67. No. 1 goes down. [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 3:02 BadgerMBBall
3:02
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
In the immortal words of Matt Lepay: "It's Bedlam at the Kohl Center!" [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 3:02 BadgerMBBall
3:05
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
RT @PeteThamelNYT:
 
- Bedlam, thy name is Madison. Down goes No. 1. Again. [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 3:05 BadgerMBBall
3:05
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
RT @ErinAndrews: Congrats to Bo & the Badgers..looked like a blast & the Kohl Center..nice work Jordan! [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 3:05 BadgerMBBall
3:06
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
RT @BTNJimJackson: http://znl.me/PHEHT4 What a win 4 Wisco, they proved me wrong and they deserve this celebration, check out the photo! [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 3:06 BadgerMBBall
4:15
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
RT @BBaptistHoops: Wisconsin only the second team to score 70 against #Buckeyes this season. Other one was Florida (93-75) on Nov. 16 [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 4:15 BadgerMBBall
4:33
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
After the win over OSU, Jordan Taylor was trending worldwide [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 4:33 BadgerMBBall
7:36
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
Video: A big win deserves a big highlight reel ... re-live the Badgers' win over No. 1 Ohio State: http://bit.ly/hQDHTV [via Twitter]
Saturday February 12, 2011 7:36 BadgerMBBall
10:11
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
RT @SethDavisHoops: This effort by @lukewinn on Wisconsin's win over Ohio State is, well, Jordanesque: http://bit.ly/dUwdVU [via Twitter]
Sunday February 13, 2011 10:11 BadgerMBBall
10:17
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
RT @JohnGasaway: Cousy committee should take a page from Spinal Tap and say this one goes to 11. Hello, Jordan Taylor. [via Twitter]
Sunday February 13, 2011 10:17 BadgerMBBall
11:49
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
Scan some of the national buzz coming from Wisconsin's win over No. 1 OSU. Lots of love for the Badgers/Taylor: http://ow.ly/3Vyr5 [via Twitter]
Sunday February 13, 2011 11:49 BadgerMBBall
8:17
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
Be sure to catch Bo Ryan on the Dan Patrick Show tomorrow morning at 8:35 a.m. AM 1070 in Madison or Direct TV 101. [via Twitter]
Sunday February 13, 2011 8:17 BadgerMBBall
7:48
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
Don't forget to listen/watch Bo Ryan on Dan Patrick Show at 8:35 am CT, then catch Jordan Taylor on ESPN First Take at 9:30 am [via Twitter]
Monday February 14, 2011 7:48 BadgerMBBall
9:01
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
A limited number of tix for @BadgerMBBall vs N'western on 2/27 are currently on sale at UWBadgers.com. $24 each, limit 4 http://ow.ly/3W0T3 [via Twitter]
Monday February 14, 2011 9:01 BadgerMBBall
10:40
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
Jordan Taylor named Big Ten Player of the Week after posting huge numbers in UW's two comeback wins last week: http://ow.ly/3W6KR [via Twitter]
Monday February 14, 2011 10:40 BadgerMBBall
3:17
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
The Badger men's hoops team has climbed to No. 10 in both polls today, highest ranking since 2007-08 season: http://ow.ly/3Wkpl [via Twitter]
Monday February 14, 2011 3:17 BadgerMBBall
3:37
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
@jdbrust Can't post it on YouTube because of music rights. I wish we could. [via Twitter]
Monday February 14, 2011 3:37 BadgerMBBall
3:58
Twitter
BadgerMBBall: 
If you missed Bo Ryan on Dan Patrick, catch the coach on ESPN Radio's the Doug Gottlieb Show today at 4:40 p.m. (CT) [via Twitter]
Monday February 14, 2011 3:58 BadgerMBBall
10:12
 

 
 
 

Lucas at Large: Do you remember when?

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Do you remember when Wisconsin and Ohio State combined to score a Kohl Center record 186 points in a game that served as a springboard for the Badgers, who closed out the regular season with six straight wins and a share of the Big Ten championship in what amounted to a First Hurrah for Bo Ryan?

There have been many such highlights in the series between these two programs, none more memorable than when John Erickson's overachieving Badgers crushed No. 1-ranked Ohio State, 86-67, on March 3, 1962 at the Field House. Erickson, fittingly, will be the honorary captain for Saturday's game between Wisconsin and the No. 1 ranked Buckeyes at the Kohl Center.

"For about a year, we displayed the basketball from that game in a little glass case in the Field House where we ran out on the floor," remembered Erickson, who had replaced the legendary Bud Foster two seasons earlier. "Ohio State's coach Fred Taylor really got upset with me for doing it, too.

Lucas at Large: Catching up with Jason Bohannon

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While some UW fans might have had a heightened level of anxiety at Iowa watching the Badgers hurl brick after brick at the basket during the first half, Jason Bohannon wasn't sweating a few misses. JBo has been there, done that.

"You just have to have the confidence to shoot the next one when it's there," said Bohannon, the former Wisconsin sharpshooter, who had games when he wasn't all that sharp. His remedy? Just keep shooting.

Bohannon_Jason_12_31_09a_sm.jpg"They'll be a lot better in the second half," Bohannon promised at halftime of Wednesday night's game in Iowa City. Poor shooting, he confirmed, can be contagious, having a snowballing effect on a team. One miss, all miss.

"But it's the same way when you make a couple of shots - one make, all make," Bohannon added. "There were a couple of times in the first half where they had an open shot and hesitated. That's not good for any kind of shooter.

"Coach (Bo) Ryan will do a good job in the locker room at halftime and the second half will be different. When those open looks are there - like they were in the first half - they just have to have confidence in themselves to keep shooting."

Bohannon was spot-on with his commentary (he might have a future on the Big Ten Network). In the second half, the Badgers shot 52 percent (15-29) and they also made half of their attempts in overtime to claim a 62-59 win at Iowa.

Bohannon had a good seat for the comeback - second row behind the UW bench. He walked into Carver-Hawkeye without drawing boos, too. That was the usual reception when the former Mr. Basketball in Iowa played for the Badgers.

What's Bohannon doing today?

"I'm in between jobs," he said.

Basketball jobs.

Bohannon, a Marion native, was on the roster of the Iowa Energy, an NBA Development League team based in Des Moines, Iowa. While appearing in 12 games, he was averaging a little less than five minutes of playing time.

"I got a lot of good practice time and competition - and some minutes here and there," said Bohannon, who was recently put on waivers. "They have a lot of veterans like Curtis Stinson (Iowa State) and Courtney Sims (Michigan)."

And that made it more difficult to find his niche. "Now I'm looking to get over to Europe," Bohannon said. "I want to play basketball as long as I can wherever it may be. I really don't have it out of my system yet."

To this end, Bohannon's backcourt partner last season, Trevon Hughes, had an initial bump - he was cut by a team in Slovenia - before finding a home on a roster in Latvia. Such are the vagaries of the profession.

When his playing days are over, Bohannon believes coaching might be an option. "I don't know at what level," he said. "But I definitely have the itch to stay around basketball. A lot of players can never get that itch out of their system."

Bohannon is a good frame of reference for the development of a former UW teammate - Jordan Taylor, who's one of the top point guards in college basketball. Bohannon has seen a steady growth in Taylor's overall game.

"Even as a freshman, he came in and handled himself with a lot of poise," Bohannon said. "He's always had a kind of swagger about him. He always knew to make the right decisions. Plus, he was strong and he took care of the ball."

There was also a leadership quality to Taylor. "Maybe it doesn't come out right away with young players but you can see it in their personality," he said. "It's not so much verbal but how they handle themselves and direct people.

"Seeing his growth from his freshman year - even seeing his growth from last season to this season - is amazing. And all of the guys on the roster when he was a freshman knew what he was capable of doing."

Bohannon is anxious now to see how the UW matches up with No. 1 ranked Ohio State. "Everyone had their doubts about them," he said of the Badgers who were picked for the second division of the Big Ten. "It's always like that."

J-Bo has been there, done that, remember.

"A lot of publications don't give the Badgers the best pub," Bohannon went on. "That's kind of sad considering what they've done under Coach (Bo) Ryan, which is a tribute to him since they always manage to beat the predictions."

BLOG: Davis addresses UW softball team

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin wrestling head coach Barry Davis spoke to the Wisconsin softball team today about how important it is to do the little things every day to become a better athlete.

Knight featured on WCHA.com

WCHA.com posted a great story on junior forward Hilary Knight, courtesy of John Gilbert. Read the full story here: 

"Knight's 36 Goals Set Sizzling Tempo for Badgers" Feb. 9, 2011

Lucas at Large: Gasser's hustle saves win for UW

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As a high school quarterback, Josh Gasser recognized the importance of ball-security. Especially when the football was on the turf.

Wednesday night, Gasser responded to a loose ball, a basketball, like a QB diving on a fumble. Because of his hustle and effort, he saved a possession.

It was not just any possession, either.

It came with 8.7 seconds left in overtime and the Badgers were protecting a 61-59 lead over Iowa at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Coaching Philosophy

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In this week's blog entry, assistant coach Randy Schneider writes about his coaching philosophy and what coaching at Wisconsin means to him. Check back to UWBadgers.com for regular updates throughout the season.

Coach Healy has given me the opportunity to talk about my philosophy of coaching, so here goes:

Firstly, thank you Coach Healy for the opportunity to work at such a prestigious university and I have truly enjoyed working for such a fine family person/coach since my arrival in August.

What an incredible year to move your family to Wisconsin. The people here are passionate about their Badgers and Packers and to experience the Rose Bowl, "Granddaddy of Them All", along with the Super Bowl was truly a cool experience. To have the opportunity to discuss athletics with prestigious administrators/coaches and passionate people is much appreciated and something I will always be thankful for. The athletic family at the University of Wisconsin is truly amazing: very caring, understanding, loyal and hard working. Those characteristics are in direct correlation to the success people see on the field here.

The Voice: To repeat feat vs. No. 1, Badgers need it loud

The_Voice_Matt_Lepay_200.jpgHere we go again. On Saturday afternoon the Badgers will host top-ranked and unbeaten Ohio State. Sound familiar? Could the basketball team work the same magic that occurred in Camp Randall Stadium on October 16?

Yeah, I know, first things first, such as a very challenging road assignment Wednesday night against an improving Iowa squad.

That is hardly coach speak. First-year coach Fran McCaffery has his team playing well, winning three of its last five games. Included in that stretch is a 20-point whipping of Michigan State, a beatdown very similar to what the Badgers accomplished on Sunday afternoon.

Junior Matt Gatens has been very solid, averaging 14 points a game in conference play, while a couple of newcomers have been instant contributors. Freshman Melsahn Basabe has given the Hawks a good inside presence, while junior college transfer Bryce Cartwright dishes out 5.5 assists a game. At Indiana on Saturday, he knocked down the game winning shot, and against Michigan State Cartwright scored 12 points and added 10 assists.

So, yes, the Badgers will have their work cut out for them on Wednesday. I also know fans who have tickets for Saturday's game against OSU can't wait for tipoff. Can you blame them?

Madison.com catches up with Alex Rigsby

Madison.com writer Andy Baggot caught up with freshman goaltender Alex Rigsby last week, learning what it's like for her to follow in Jessie Vetter's path. Read the full story:

"Rigsby is following an icon and doing it with poise," Jan. 27, 2011

Maybe it was only poetic justice.

The last time Clark Kellogg was at courtside for a UW game, the opponent couldn't miss. Or so it seemed. Cornell shot 61 percent from the field, 53 percent from beyond the 3-point arc and 13-of-16 from the free throw line.

That was in the second round of last season's NCAA tournament.

Kellogg was at courtside Sunday at the Kohl Center. And this time, he saw the UW shooters at their finest as the Badgers shot 59 percent from the field, 65 percent from beyond the 3-point arc and 25-of-26 from the free throw line.

The result was a convincing 82-56 win over Michigan State.

Taylor_2011.jpg"That's as impressive of a performance as I've seen all year long in terms of efficiency and doing the things that play to their strengths," said the 49-year-old Kellogg, the lead analyst for CBS's coverage of college basketball. "When you make shots like they did that obviously adds to it."

What did Kellogg like the most about the UW's dominating performance?

"I liked their versatility," said Kellogg, who succeeded Billy Packer and has made a seamless transition to being Jim Nantz' partner on the Final Four. "I liked the fact that they have two go-to guys in (Jon) Leuer and (Jordan) Taylor. I also liked what (Keaton) Nankivil adds and brings to the table."

Taylor and Leuer combined to make 16-of-27 shots and scored 50 points, or six fewer points than Michigan State did as a team "Taylor and Leuer are the kind of guys you have to have," Kellogg said, "to make a significant tournament run. They are players who can make plays when you need them."

When it was suggested to Kellogg that Taylor, who finished with a career high 30 points, has drawn little or no recognition nationally for his overall play as a point guard, Kellogg laughed and said, "It's almost kind of like Bo (Ryan)."

Kellogg then shared his observations on Taylor, who scored baskets on Kalin Lucas, Keith Appling, Durrell Summers, Mike Kebler and Draymond Green.

"I love his strength and poise," Kellogg said Taylor. "He doesn't really ever seem to be out of control. He has a comfortable pace that he plays with. But his strength is the big separator to me because when you're that size and that strong you can play through contact especially at this level.

"If he gets smaller guys like he had out there today - Lucas and Appling - those guys aren't strong enough to deal with him."

Kellogg, who starred at Ohio State, was a first round draft choice of the Indiana Pacers. Knee injuries cut short his NBA career. Given the exposure that Leuer received over the summer against the pros, what's his perspective on Leuer's future? Does he believe that Leuer can make it at the next level?

"I think so, he's a pick-and- pop guy," Kellogg said. "He has excellent skills. He moves well and shoots well. And he can rebound. He's got a little back-to-the-basket game, too. He's going to have a chance to play in the NBA. Will he be a rotation player? I look at him as one - a top eight on a decent team."

The Badgers were picked for the second division of the Big Ten by the so-called basketball experts. Why do they continue to excel under Ryan?

"They have a terrific program here and anytime you have that you're always going to be competitive," Kellogg said. "They're always going to be in the first division of the Big Ten because of the players that Bo gets and the way that he develops them. How people perceive Wisconsin is going to fluctuate."

The one thing you can count on from Ryan-coached teams, Kellogg said, is  the Badgers "are going to end up being in the upper division of the conference every year and now and then they're going to play to win the Big Ten."

Who's going to win the national championship this season? Kellogg listed a handful of teams that fall in the upper tier: Ohio State, Kansas, Pittsburgh and Duke. "Outside of them, there's not a lot of separation," he said.

Everyone else looks pretty much the same, Kellogg said, listing BYU, San Diego State, Florida, Washington, Arizona and Wisconsin as teams that fall under that heading. "You could pick a dozen to 15 teams," he said, "that based on the matchups could make a two game or three game run in the tournament."

Archived Gameday Blog: Women's Hockey vs. Bemidji State

Mandy Hansen chronicled all the action in No. 1 Wisconsin's 3-2 overtime win over Bemidji State on Feb. 5, 2011 at the Sanford Center in Bemidji, Minn.

 

Lucas at Large: Do you remember when?

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Do you remember when UW coach Bo Ryan called a timeout with 11.7 seconds left to set up a play revolving around a ball screen for Kammron Taylor and Alando Tucker on the final offensive possession against Michigan State?

Do you remember who took the game winning shot?

The  No. 1 ranked Badgers were coming off two straight road losses; one to the Spartans and the other to Ohio State during which they had lost Brian Butch to an injury in a heartbreaking 49-48 defeat against the No. 1 ranked Buckeyes.

Taylor_Kammron_MSU_shot.jpgYes, that's right both teams were ranked No. 1 making the showdown in Columbus even more epic and historic. The Badgers were No. 1 in the Associated Press poll and Ohio State was No. 1 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches poll.

No one was hurting more afterward than Taylor, except maybe Butch who was dealing with more physical pain after dislocating his right elbow in a nasty fall. Taylor was hurting because he came up short twice against the Buckeyes.

The Badgers were leading 48-47 with 20.3 seconds left when Taylor, the team's most reliable free throw shooter, stepped to the line. Taylor hadn't missed a free throw in the last six games, but he missed the front end of the bonus.

That opened the door for the Buckeyes, who following a timeout converted at the opposite end on Mike Conley's off-balance runner in the paint. The Badgers quickly inbounded and Jason Bohannon knocked down a 3-point shot.

But it was waved off because Ryan had already called a timeout to set up a final play with 3.9 seconds remaining. The Buckeyes took away Tucker so Taylor drove the lane only to have his shot blocked by Ron Lewis as time expired.

While Ohio State celebrated its second-consecutive Big Ten championship, the UW players were left to pick up the pieces and wonder what if ...

"It's real disappointing when you get the first No. 1 ranking in school history," said Wisconsin senior Jason Chappell, "and then take two straight losses. But we have to put that behind us and look forward to the future."

That was the backdrop to the 2007 regular-season finale between the Badgers and the Spartans at the Kohl Center. Not only would the seniors be honored - Tucker, Taylor and Chappell - but Taylor would get his redemption.

With 1:25 to play, Michigan State's Drew Neitzel, who had scored 28 points against the Badgers at the Breslin Center, drilled a clutch 3-pointer that pushed the Spartans into a 50-49 lead.    Each team then came up empty in a possession.

With 11.7 seconds left, Ryan drew up a play in the team huddle - a ball screen revolving around Tucker and Taylor, who had missed a jumper on that previous possession that could have put the Badgers ahead.

"The set play wasn't particularly for me," said Taylor, who had made only one of his eight field goal attempts in the game, just 1-of-5 from beyond the 3-point arc.  "It was for me to make a good decision with the ball."

The Spartans shaded their defense to Tucker and that provided Taylor with the look that he needed to drain a 3-pointer with 3.9 seconds on the clock. "It would be a lie if I said I didn't want to take the shot," Taylor admitted.

Neitzel's long 3-pointer fell short at the buzzer giving the Badgers a dramatic 52-50 win and Taylor a much needed confidence boost. "What a great way for Kam to walk off the court here for the last time," Ryan said.

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo agreed.

"He made a heck of a shot," he said of Taylor. "He hasn't been making many lately (6-of-27) and, to his credit, I guess that's the way it's written in Hollywood when you're a senior. He deserved it, and they deserved it."

Archived Gameday Blog: Women's Hockey vs. Bemidji State

Mandy Hansen chronicled all the action in No. 1 Wisconsin's 7-1 win over Bemidji State on Feb. 4, 2011 at the Sanford Center in Bemidji, Minn.

Future Badger Sylvester named Ms. Hockey semifinalist

Future Badger Karley Sylvester has been named one of 10 semifinalists for the 2011 Minnesota Ms. Hockey Award, which is presented annually to the top senior girls' high school hockey player in Minnesota, Let's Play Hockey newspaper announced.

Sylvester, a forward for Warroad High School, has 23 goals and 38 assists for 61 points through 21 games (as of Feb. 2) this season.

Addressing the mental approach

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In this week's blog entry, softball head coach Yvette Healy writes about what the Badgers are doing to change their mental approach. Check back to UWBadgers.com for regular updates throughout the season.

Now that we have the first few weeks of practice with the Badger Softball team completed, we're focusing in on opening week.

We've spent a lot of time on our swings this winter, incorporating vision training, hand and wrist strengthening drills, and video analysis. We've challenged our hitters to be students of the game, understanding the forces that create whip and generate power. Beyond creating a strong fundamental base to our swings and being efficient, our staff has spent a lot of time addressing our mental approach in and out of the box.

Providing a spark: Evans key in Badgers' win

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After Ryan Evans stepped out of the UW locker room and volunteered an "I was due" sigh, he was greeted with a "Welcome back, Ryan" grin.

Evans returned the grin. "It feels amazing being able to get back out there," he said, "and stay consistent with what I do in helping my teammates."

Evans_Purdue.jpgHe added that his timely contributions in Tuesday's night win over Purdue were a product of his teammates "just believing in me" during the rough stretches this season.

"It feels really good to get back," Evans said.

The feeling was mutual for his teammates who have been waiting for Evans to be a factor in the rotation like he was during his redshirt freshman season.

"It was awesome," said Jordan Taylor. "I'm so excited for him. I hope he keeps it going. That's a big confidence booster. We've been talking about it all year how we've got weapons on our team that people don't know about yet."

Taylor confessed, "I don't even know what he was averaging."

Through 20 games overall, Evans was averaging 2.7 points per game.

Through eight Big Ten games, Evans was averaging 0.8 points per game.

Evans scored 10 against Purdue.

Was Evans pressing? "Oh yeah,'' he said. "You put so much work in, and you put a lot of pressure on yourself. But my teammates and the coaches have continued to believe in me, and I'm just fortunate for that.''

With the Boilermakers leading 49-43, Evans came through with his first meaningful play of the night - a dunk on an assist from Taylor. "Dunks always give me a spark," said Evans, a sophomore from Phoenix, Ariz.

On the UW's next offensive possession, Wquinton Smith got into a tug-of-war over the ball with Purdue's Lewis Jackson. Pound for pound, Smith is the strongest player on the UW roster, and he didn't flinch when D.J. Byrd pulled him off Jackson and Byrd and Smith got into a clinch that the refs had to break up.

It was also a meaningful moment for the Badgers in their rally. Especially after Smith later drew a charge on E'Twaun Moore. "When Q (Smith) got into that little tussle with Jackson that gave the whole team a spark," Evans said.

Taylor agreed. "Q got a little spark going," he said. "He came in and handled the ball and took the big charge. And anytime you can mix it up like that (with Jackson and Byrd) -- while staying smart and not costing the team - it got the crowd going and it got us a little amped up."

With 50 seconds left, Evans put the UW into the lead, 60-59, for good with a short jumper. "I saw JaJuan (Johnson) coming out and I know he has long arms," he said. "So I figured I'd give him a pump fake, go to the middle and pull up."

That's a shot that he made with more consistency last season. "I've made it in practice on and off this year," Evans said. "But in the games I haven't been consistent. I think it has to do with putting too much pressure on myself."

Observed Taylor, "He stepped up and made that big shot with confidence, If he keeps playing like that, which we know he can, it's going to be huge for us."

Evans wasn't done contributing. On Purdue's subsequent offensive possession, Johnson missed a jumper and Evans shielded the Boilers from collecting a loose ball which wound up in the hands of Jon Leuer, who was fouled.

"They always tell us to box out and get a body on somebody," Evans said. "Doing that allowed Jon to get the rebound; he's always active on the glass."

Evans still wasn't through. With the Badgers protecting a 63-59 lead, he got a tie-up with Moore which resulted in a Wisconsin possession.

All in all, everybody was happy to welcome Ryan Evans back.

"That's what coach (Bo Ryan) stresses all the time - come off the bench and add," Taylor said. "Ryan did that tonight. That's what he can bring to the team. And he can even bring more."

You could tell that Evans was excited to be back in the mix. "I'm just trying to be consistent and persistent," he said, "and hopefully I can build on it."

During his postgame interrogation, Purdue coach Matt Painter said, "I thought the difference tonight was Josh Gasser and Ryan Evans. Those two guys stepped up and that's what you need."

Gasser went 4-of-4 from the field, including 2-of-2 from beyond the 3-point arc, to finish with 11 points. Besides the spark that Gasser, Evans and Smith brought to the Badgers, there was an unexpected contributor, too.

"Biddy announcing that we're not going to have class tomorrow," a grinning Evans said of UW chancellor Biddy Martin, "also gave us a spark."

WCHA title in sight but not secured

With six games remaining in the regular season, Wisconsin holds a 16-point lead in the WCHA standings. However, because wins are worth three points on the women's side of the WCHA, 18 points are still up for grabs and the Badgers have not clinched the WCHA regular season title.

The Voice: Storylines abound as march to March begins

The_Voice_Matt_Lepay_200.jpgWe begin today's blog with a tip of the cap to the Wisconsin women's basketball team, which begins the week tied for first place in the Big Ten. Among the highlights so far this season is coming back from a 16-point deficit to win at Minnesota.

It is a big week of hoops at the Kohl Center. On Thursday night, the women host third-place Michigan State. Beyond the obvious importance of the game in the league race, head coach Lisa Stone is on the brink of 500 career wins. She picked up number 499 on Sunday when the Badgers beat Northwestern in Evanston.

If you have not seen the women's team in action, Thursday would be a good time to start. Tip time is 7 p.m. at the Kohl Center.

If you are a student, why wouldn't you go? It is "UW Student Night," when simply showing a valid student ID gets you in for free. Plus, you will get a voucher for a free hot dog and a soda, while supplies last.

Free is good. It is one of my favorite words. Hopefully many will take advantage of the opportunity.

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