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Badgers by the numbers: Looking back at a record-setting season

A season that began with Wisconsin picked to finish in the bottom half of the Big Ten and unranked in the AP poll came to end last Thursday in an NCAA tournament loss to Butler in New Orleans.

In between, the Badgers ripped off 25 wins (third-most in school history), beat the No. 1 team in the nation for just the second time ever, finished third in the Big Ten and reached the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2008.

All in all it was a memorable and record-breaking season. Consider the numbers:

16 - As in Sweet 16. The Badgers made their fourth Sweet 16 since 2003. Only five schools have been to more Sweet 16s than UW over that span.

13 - The Badgers qualified for their 13th-consecutive NCAA tournament. UW is one of just six schools that can make that claim.

25 - Wisconsin won 25 games in 2010-11, tying as the third-highest win total in school history. Each of UW's top seven single-season win totals have come in the Bo Ryan era.

100 - Total wins for UW's senior class of J.P. Gavinski, Tim Jarmusz, Jon Leuer, Keaton Nankivil, Wquinton Smith and Brett Valentyn.

2 - Number of All-America and first-team All-Big Ten honors for the Badgers - both are firsts in school history. Jordan Taylor was a consensus first-team All-Big Ten pick and earned second-team All-America accolades from the Associated Press, while Jon Leuer was a first-team All-Big Ten pick by the coaches and earned honorable mention All-America honors.

7.58 - The Badgers set an NCAA record by averaging just 7.58 turnovers per game. The previous record was 7.72 set by Temple in 2006.

- Wisconsin shot a school-record 81.8 percent at the free throw line this season, shattering the previous team record of 75.8 percent which had stood since 1983-84. UW's mark also ranks as the second-best percentage in NCAA history, behind Harvard's 82.2 percent in 1983-84.

1.71 - The Red and White also set a school record for team assist-to-turnover ratio with a mark of 1.71 assists per turnover. That smashed the previous high of 1.43 set a year ago and qualifies as the third-highest mark in NCAA annals.

278 - The Badgers drained 278 3-pointers on the year, which ranks No. 1 in school history ahead of the 250 made triples in 2004-05.

1,376 - Career points for senior Jon Leuer, finishing 12th on the Wisconsin ledger.

621 - Leuer scored 621 points on the year, the third-best season in UW annals. Taylor was right behind Leuer, scoring 617 points, which ranks fourth all-time.

1,001 - Career points for junior Jordan Taylor, who became the 37th member of UW's 1,000-point club. Taylor is the 11th Badger to reach that milestone under Bo Ryan.

3.83 - Taylor led the nation with a 3.83 assist-to-turnover ratio, which also qualified as the fourth-best mark in NCAA history.

161 - Taylor finished with 161 assists on the year, the third-highest single-season total in Badgers history and the most under Bo Ryan.

42.0 - Keaton Nankivil finished his career making 42.0 percent of his 3-pointers, the sixth-highest career percentage in Badger history. His mark of 45.7 percent from deep this season qualified as the seventh-best performance at Wisconsin.

30 - Starts for freshman Josh Gasser, the third-most ever by a Wisconsin freshman. Only Devin Harris (2002) and Sam Okey (1996) made more starts in their debut season, both started 32 games.