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Field of 16: Tweeting 16 observations until tip-off

BOSTON, Mass. -- The Badgers advanced to the 2012 Sweet 16, and that meant @BadgerMBB sent out 16 Tweets with observations and commentary leading up to the matchup between No. 4 Wisconsin and top-seeded Syracuse.

Patrick Herb and Karl Anderson were in Boston with the team. Check out the Field of 68 and Field of 32 to see what you missed while the team was in Albuquerque.

16. Seems like an appropriate way to launch the #Badgers #Fieldof16. Beautiful Boston: http://t.co/tXxqmDEv

15. Scout team has a new weapon at its disposal for practice tonight. Former #Badgers big-man Paul Grant. http://t.co/69ybODtA

14. Snooping around TD Garden & found a familiar name. @GregStiemsma with a nice corner locker. http://t.co/r5JQ0uq5

13. #Badgers photoshoot going on. Amusing watching these clowns try to look tough. http://t.co/d9Xc6Ndp

12. Found out-parquet floor was special ordered for Garden & seats are black/gold cuz Bruins own bldg http://t.co/n2FOFZLT

11. It gives me great pleasure to announce that no #Badgers players, staff, families, band, cheerleaders got sick last night.

10. Unlike ABQ when #Badgers had early games, today they're using their shoot-around at TD Garden. http://t.co/VsB5bqs7

9. After practice the team peeked into @Celtics locker room... They're just fans like the rest of us. http://t.co/b2xCNE6l

8. Bo Ryan left a note for a certain #Celtics player he knows. http://t.co/v6NZQAf0

7. Unofficial superstition poll: Of the 9 UW staff that wore suits in Albuquerque, 5 packed the exact same 2 suits for Boston.

6. @Packers legend Antonio Freeman will be at tonight's game wearing the #Badgers red. As Al Michaels would say, "He did what?"

5. #Badgers send-off at hotel... First goosebumps of the day http://t.co/LDktb2yo

4. Even teams' warm-up drills are contrasting. Syracuse is practicing every style of dunk possible, #Badgers shooting jumpers.

3. #Badgers will wear red uniforms in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2009 when Bucky was a No. 12 seed.

2. It's gonna feel like a road game in here for Bucky, & I think that's just the way the #Badgers would like it. #RoadWarriors

1. The Gameday blog is live from courtside... let's goooooooo! http://t.co/ASBRlfae

Field of 32: Tweeting 32 observations until tip-off

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The Badgers have advanced to the 2012 NCAA Tournament Round of 32, and that means @BadgerMBB will send out 32 Tweets with observations and commentary leading up to the second round NCAA tournament game between No. 4 Wisconsin and No. 5 Vanderbilt.

Patrick Herb and Karl Anderson are in Albuquerque with the team. Check out the Field of 68 to see what you've missed.

32. How'd the #Badgers celebrate? Video games, watching hoops, study hour, dinner, haircuts & lots of sleep

31. #Badgers practice is underway at ThePit. Asst. Gary Close the teacher, Vandy the subject. http://say.ly/LjI1Av3

30. Katz asked JT if UW always needs to prove self. "We always get picked to lose 1st game but we win-Now have to take next step"

29. A teaser photo for the much-anticipated second episode of the Fahey Factor #Badgers http://twitpic.com/8x6b3f

28. Never one to be outdone, #Badgers @jmtaylor11 took his game to a national audience #mustseeTV http://twitpic.com/8x6cif

27. Vandy's Kevin Stallings, "Rob Wilson is a great weapon to have, a guy coming off bench who can change the game athletically."

26. Bo Ryan & Kevin Stallings haven't dueled as coaches. But Ryan was a #Badgers asst when Stallings played at Purdue ('80-82)

25. Michigan & Purdue are locked in tight #NCAA battles & where are the #Badgers? Huddled in front of a TV... Playing Mario Kart

24. Alvarez & Close huddled 'round computer watching future #Badgers star Zak Showalter put on a show! http://twitpic.com/8x90n2

23. "When u say St. Louis..." STL band playing famous #Badgers anthem. Majerus is a 'Sconnie after all. (via @MSU_Basketball)

22. Let the experts pick against Wisconsin today... But I don't think I'd bet against a Ryan on St. Patrick Day!

21. After the Round of 64, the high-flying #B1G Ten leads all conferences in scoring average at 75.2 ppg.

20. Finally got to the bottom of the allergy issues Coach Ryan and a few others are having... the Juniper is high here in ABQ

19. Scout report is on. Asst. Gary Close said he's watched @ least 15 Vandy games-some multiple times-including 1 from 2 yrs ago.

18. Hearing about Dekker's heroics reminds me of Jordan Taylor scoring 40+ en route to a state title in 2008. He turned out ok.

17. If 'On Wisconsin' from @BadgerBand at team send-off can't get you fired up, you don't bleed Red. http://say.ly/ypf1ARF

16. Police escort and all, the #Badgers are off to @TheLoboPit. Tip-off just 90 minutes away. http://say.ly/PTc1ARJ

15. Both teams staying at the Embassy Suites went 2-0 on Thursday, let's see if the #Badgers & #Buffaloes can make it 4-0 in ABQ

14. #Badgers and #Commodores meeting for the first time ever today, like @BadgerFootball, using a 1-0 mentality today

13. Both the #Badgers and Vanderbilt will use different locker rooms and benches today. Creatures of habit must adjust.

12. Lots of red in @TheLoboPit with both #Badgers & New Mexico fans sporting the Cardinal & White. Now who will they cheer for?

11. Tune in early (game tips at 5:10 CT). The next installment of NCAA Confidential with the #Badgers will air in pregame show.

10. Referees for today are Leslie Jones, Don Daily and Anthony Jordan. Jordan the only one who worked #Badgers 2nd round game

9. #Vanderbilt starters: G Brad Tinsley, G John Jenkins, F Lance Goulbourne, F Jeffery Taylor, C Festus Ezeli

8. #Badgers starters, the usual suspects: Taylor, Gasser, Evans, Bruesewitz and Berggren

7. Overheard in #Badgers locker room: Been a privilege to play 2 games @ The Pit. Cool sports venue. http://say.ly/zkx1ASr

6. Redshirt Jarrod Uthoff (stomach flu) is back at hotel watching on TV. That means Sharif Chambliss gets promoted to the bench.

5. Tight tunnel here at The Pit with 2 sets of flag groups. http://say.ly/CTQ1ASR

4. #Vanderbilt altering their lineup, Festus Ezeli no longer starting, replaced by Steve Tchiengang (coach's decision)

3. After being introduced out of order Thursday, the #Badgers have a script to follow today: Bru, Berg, Evans, Taylor then Gasser

2. Once again... Best seat in the house not reserved for a man in uniform. http://say.ly/ylG1AT0

1. Gameday Blog is live!!! http://bit.ly/u0HYdg

Field of 68: Tweeting 68 observations until tip-off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Back by popular demand, in honor of the 2012 NCAA Tournament's 68 teams, @BadgerMBB will be sending out 68 Tweets with observations and commentary leading up to Thursday's NCAA tournament game between No. 4 Wisconsin and No. 13 Montana.

Patrick Herb and Karl Anderson are in Albuquerque with the team, and you can follow along here to get the updates in real-time.

This page will serve as an archive of all the tweets and will be updated often.

68. Sunrise on the Tarmac, next stop, Albuquerque: http://say.ly/eWE1zlN

67. First mini-crisis... Finding a puzzles page from the newspaper for Bo Ryan. Crisis averted when Barry Alvarez offered his. Whew

66. Bigger deal for Rob Wilson? 30 pts vs IND or being named 1 of Cosmo's hottest guy of March Madness? http://say.ly/SCj1zs0

65. What could possibly grab these guys attention to this extreme? Two words: Mario Kart http://say.ly/xkF1zsq

64. Small world. 1 of Bo Ryan's old HS buddies lives in ABQ & got UW in best gym in town not named The Pit for practice (Sandia).

63. Mike Bruesewitz buries a 3 from right wing during practice... Eerily similar to the dagger vs. K-State. Oh how I love March.

62. After Wilson's 30 game, author @DavidMaraniss sent Bo Ryan a text-Said he likes watching UW players develop @ different times

61. 1st impressions after seeing The Pit: feels a bit like Iowa's Carver, bet this building gets LOUD, is it Thursday yet? http://say.ly/FLU1zzb

60. Sitting in on meeting with CBS. Announcers for Thursday are Spero Dedes, Bob Wenzel and Jaime Maggio

59. #Badgers lose communications meeting. Montana staff shows up in suits, UW in polos.

58. National media here with #Badgers in ABQ: @ESPNAndyKatz, @DennisDoddCBS, @ThayerEvansFOX, @SLMandel, @GeorgeDohrmann

57. Will Cherry, Big Sky Defensive POY, expects to guard #Badgers Jordan Taylor, calls his assist-to-TO ratio "out of this world"

56. #Grizzlies Coach Wayne Tinkle jokingly says Freddie Owens has all the pressure on him "he's supposed to know everything"

55. Montana coach Wayne Tinkle on his 7-foot center Derek Selvig playing QB in high school. "It wasn't pretty.

54. Ryan Evans: "Freddie Owens knows our stuff, but we've always got new stuff. So we'll see what happens."

53. #Badgers @DanFahey10 with a microphone. Check back for video http://twitpic.com/8wauia

52. Sioux Falls news station here asking Bo Ryan about @GregStiemsma and @KrabbenhoftJoe. South Dakota Legends

51. @BostonGlobe legend Bob Ryan here covering Harvard, but he was excited to meet "Uncle Bo" as he calls him.

50. Bo Ryan was at The Pit in '83 for Valvano's miracle run. Said he was sitting in the stands with his Dad cheering for NC State

49. Bo Ryan said he wasn't at The Pit in 2000, but he said - while blowing his nose - they had to deal with the same allergies.

48. Asked about @FreddieOwens, Ryan asked, "have u ever been with him when he picked up a tab? No? Ok, well that hasn't changed."

47. #Badgers open practice at @TheLoboPit http://twitpic.com/8wb9kq

46. @T_Jacks12 nails the half-court shot giving the smalls the win over the bigs

45. Found out that our PA announcer for tomorrow is the same from when the #Badgers were last here in 2000 #justsayin

44. Check out the menu at @TheLoboPit, that's gotta be a good omen right? (thanks @TheBrianEvenson) http://bit.ly/wn2gUA

43. So how do the #Badgers celebrate a day of two-a-day practices? Mandatory study table of course

42. During NCAA pre-tournament meeting, clock topic came up and Bo Ryan was quick to get clarification. Clock, light, horn?

41. #Badgers pep rally taking place now, complete with Barb Puls, wife of the famous Otto Puls, doing the polka

40. This! #Otto http://say.ly/umc1zUt

39. UW alumni rep here in ABQ is Kelly Ryan & she's talking to Bo Ryan's wife, Kelly Ryan, here @ Kelly's Pub. Can't make this up

38. When talking about The Pit adding Suites above concourse, Bo Ryan quipped "Gives new meaning to raising the roof." #Rimshot

37. Entire bar, Badger Band and Cheer squad serenades #Badgers cheerleading coach Josette Scheer for her ??th birthday.

36. This week's Varsity Magazine is all about the #Badgers and March Madness. Check it out. http://ow.ly/9Fmxd

35. He desperately wants to be the #Badgers latest walk-on darling. Now @DanFahey10 gets his chance. http://ow.ly/9FmDv

34. As of Friday, March 9 Rob Wilson wasn't on Twitter. Now 5 days later @RCWilson33 has 1,143 followers.

33. #Badgers parents at the team hotel so far: Jordan Taylor's Dad, Ben Brust's Dad & the Gassers.

32. #Badgers die-hard Andy North and UW video coord. Sharif Chambliss snuck out to hit some balls after practice. #Fieldof18?

31. Utah St. AD Scott Barnes (NCAA committee member) said he held Karl Malone to 32 in NCAAs, Ryan ribbed, "points or rebounds?"

30. Montana coach Wayne Tinkle(WI native): "We try to mirror [the #Badgers] at a smaller level. I respect the way they do things"

29. #Badgers not the only team at this hotel. The #Colorado fight song just broke out in the lobby

28. Gametime is 12:10 here in ABQ, that means early morning (7:10) scouting report at the hotel.

27. Greg Gard is giving the low down on Montana right now. Gard is 9-1 in NCAA opening games when he has the scouting report.

26. Gard's scout report: Cherry is a big Lewis Jackson w/ 3-pt shot, Jamar is like Brandon Paul & Selvig is a Leuer/Shurna combo

25. There's something beautiful about that blue patch on the Cardinal & White http://say.ly/ghq1A2H

24. Ankle-taping time with Grand Master Trainer Henry Perez-Guerra. He tapes 10 of the 15 #Badgers in his hotel room.

23. Can't get this song out of my head. Only seems right. http://ow.ly/9FY3k

22. Montana has shot below 45% in all 6 of their losses. Only 7 of #Badgers 33 opponents have hit the 45% mark. #Defense

21. #Badgers send-off at the hotel is about to lift off. Band, cheerleaders, Bucky and of course... goosebumps

20. The goods #Fieldof68 http://say.ly/uQd1A57

19. Best fan sign I've seen so far: "Once a Badger, Always a Badger. That goes for you too Freddie"

18. Led by police escort, #Badgers team bus is off to The Pit

17. Ryan Evans' pregame song in the locker room? Michael Jackson's "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"

16. The doors are open and the #Badgers and #Grizzlies are on the floor warming up http://twitpic.com/8wonz5

15. Mission control in the CBS/Turner truck. Looks like could launch a spaceship outta here. http://say.ly/Knh1A6Y

14. For the 14th straight year, On Wisconsin is played at the NCAA Tournament

13. National radio announcers: Dave Sims (voice of the Seattle Mariners) and 15-year NBA vet Michael Cage

12. Your officials for today: Anthony Jordan, Jeffery Clark, Bret Smith

11. #Badgers starters are the same ones that we've seen all season: Taylor, Gasser, Evans, Bruesewitz and Berggren

10. #Grizzlies starters are G Will Cherry, G/F Kareem Jamar, F Art Steward, F Mathias Ward, C/F Derek Selvig

9. @TheLoboPit might have the longest tunnel in college basketball. They need to install a toe rope. #Fieldof68 http://say.ly/kSP1A7t

8. National anthem time, performed by the #Badgers band

7. The man, the myth, the rival... @FreddieOwens visits with Greg Gard pregame. http://say.ly/iKi1A7M

6. About 10 minutes from tip-off. Here's an exclusive peek into the #Badgers locker room #ChalkTalk http://say.ly/tlT1A7O

5. One of the best seats in the house #Fieldof68 http://twitpic.com/8wp99u

4. Bo Ryan is wearing a tan suit with corral and red striped-tie. #Badgers are 7-0 when he wears that combo. JK, I have no idea.

3. Disorganization... #Badgers are introduced out of order. Taylor ran when Evans was called, Gasser when Taylor called.

2. Sure seems like there are more (and louder) #Badgers fans here than #Griz. Wisconsin is 1-0 then already.

1. The Game Day blog is LIVE!!!!!!! http://ow.ly/9Ggom

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

Patrick Herb and Charlie Healy covered all the action with the Gameday Blog as the Badgers lost to Michigan State, 63-60 in overtime, at the Kohl Center.

 Men's Basketball vs. Michigan State Gameday Blog(01/03/2012) 
5:42
Charlie Healy: 
Good evening Badger fans and welcome to today's live blog as Wisconsin welcomes Michigan State to the Kohl Center
Tuesday January 3, 2012 5:42 Charlie Healy
5:46
Charlie Healy: 
Wisconsin is coming off a tough loss to Iowa. The Badgers currently sit at 12-3 on the season and 1-1 in the Big Ten

Michigan State is 13-2 and 2-0 in conference play. After opening the season with losses to Michigan State and Duke - both at neutral locations - the Spartans have been playing outstanding basketball
Tuesday January 3, 2012 5:46 Charlie Healy
5:47
Charlie Healy: 
We are about 13 minutes from tip-off here at the Kohl Center
Tuesday January 3, 2012 5:47 Charlie Healy
5:47
[Comment From FanFan: ] 
Let's all hope that the Badgers got over their last game by now! I got a good feeling about this one.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 5:47 Fan
5:48
Charlie Healy: 
Practice the past three days has been business as usual, which is typical for a Bo Ryan-coached team. Each game has the same importance and is treated equally
Tuesday January 3, 2012 5:48 Charlie Healy
5:49
Twitter
BadgerMBB: 
RT @dandakich: Battle of great pt guards..Appling for MSU ave 15 vs last 4 ranked opponents..Jordan Taylor 17pts/g last 3 #ESPNHomeCourt [via Twitter]
Tuesday January 3, 2012 5:49 BadgerMBB
5:50
Twitter
BadgerMBB: 
The gameday blog is live from courtside at the Kohl Center for #Badgers vs. #Spartans. Where are you? http://ow.ly/8hhL1 [via Twitter]
Tuesday January 3, 2012 5:50 BadgerMBB
5:51
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Not to nit-pick Charlie, but I don't think Michigan State lost to themselves. It was Duke and ?
Tuesday January 3, 2012 5:51 Badger Rose
5:51
Charlie Healy: 
Good catch Rose, thanks. Michigan State lost to North Carolina and Duke
Tuesday January 3, 2012 5:51 Charlie Healy
5:52
Charlie Healy: 
As many will remember, the game against North Carolina was the Carrier Classic, held in San Diego on the deck of a US aircraft carrier. Definitely one of the coolest moments of the college basketball season
Tuesday January 3, 2012 5:52 Charlie Healy
5:53
Twitter
BadgerMBB: 
Starters - #Badgers: Taylor, Gasser, Evans, Bruesewitz & Berggren. #Spartans: Appling, Wood, Dawson, Green & Payne [via Twitter]
Tuesday January 3, 2012 5:53 BadgerMBB
5:55
[Comment From apache jct badgerapache jct badger: ] 
i'm just regaining my strength after the rose bowl. hope my recovery will continue with a nice win tonite
Tuesday January 3, 2012 5:55 apache jct badger
5:55
Charlie Healy: 
That's what we're hoping for!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 5:55 Charlie Healy
5:55
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Time to start another Kohl Center winning streak, guys.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 5:55 Badger Rose
5:55
[Comment From FanFan: ] 
Any inside scoop about tonights game?
Tuesday January 3, 2012 5:55 Fan
5:55
Twitter
BadgerMBB: 
Watch the game on ESPN2 or http://ESPN3.com or listen live here: http://ow.ly/8hhU7 [via Twitter]
Tuesday January 3, 2012 5:55 BadgerMBB
5:56
Charlie Healy: 
the best thing I have is the coaching staff is viewing this Michigan State team as the best they have ever faced in their time here at UW
Tuesday January 3, 2012 5:56 Charlie Healy
5:58
Charlie Healy: 
Fantastic rendition of the National Anthem by Jonathon Oglesby and the UW Band
Time for intros and then tipoff!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 5:58 Charlie Healy
5:59
Twitter
wischusen_espn: 
#Wisconsin tough @ #Kohl! 160-13 under Bo Ryan (8-0 v #MichiganSt)-haven't lost 2 in row since 08-09 (lost last gm v Iowa) #ESPNHomeCourt [via Twitter]
Tuesday January 3, 2012 5:59 wischusen_espn
6:00
[Comment From maryvmaryv: ] 
Hope there is a full house that is loud and involved!! Make some noise, Badger fans!!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:00 maryv
6:01
Charlie Healy: 
The Kohl Center is quickly nearing capacity. It is definitely a sellout, and with the early 6pm tip there are a few empty seats but they are filling up fast. It's a great environment here on Dayton Street
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:01 Charlie Healy
6:01
Patrick Herb: 
Ok Badger fans... what do you say we get a win here tonight? I think we all need it for our psyche huh?
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:01 Patrick Herb
6:02
Patrick Herb: 
I'm looking forward to watching the PG match-up tonight. Jordan Taylor has played beautifully in his last 3 games vs. Michigan State, but his counterpart tonight (Keith Appling) is one of the best up and coming PGs in the league.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:02 Patrick Herb
6:02
Patrick Herb: 
Keys for UW?
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:02 Patrick Herb
6:02
Charlie Healy: 
And fresh off their trip to Pasadena, the Band is back! They arrived back in Madison at 6am and the section is packed tonight.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:02 Charlie Healy
6:02
Patrick Herb: 
I'd say:

1.) Rebounding
2.) Transition D
3.) Hitting Shots
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:02 Patrick Herb
6:03
Charlie Healy: 
Wisconsin wins the tip and we're underway!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:03 Charlie Healy
6:03
Patrick Herb: 
Green guarding Evans on the first possession.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:03 Patrick Herb
6:03
Charlie Healy: 
Berggren missed a layup and it bounces out of bounds, MSU ball
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:03 Charlie Healy
6:03
Patrick Herb: 
Evans made a great move but couldn't finish. I like the set-up, but gotta hit those shorties
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:03 Patrick Herb
6:03
Charlie Healy: 
Green hits a jumper for MSU
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:03 Charlie Healy
6:04
Charlie Healy: 
Berggren answers with a layup that spins in!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:04 Charlie Healy
6:04
Patrick Herb: 
Berggren used the same up and under move that Evans did on the last possession but this time he scores it!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:04 Patrick Herb
6:04
Patrick Herb: 
Badgers pounding it inside early
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:04 Patrick Herb
6:04
Charlie Healy: 
Green misses a short jumper and it goes out of bounds, UW ball
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:04 Charlie Healy
6:05
Charlie Healy: 
Berggren's layup is blocked by Payne but he grabs is own rebound. As the clock goes down it's out of bounds off Bruesewitz
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:05 Charlie Healy
6:05
Charlie Healy: 
Payne answers with a dunk after the block of Berggren
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:05 Charlie Healy
6:06
Charlie Healy: 
From Taylor, Berggren misses a three, MSU rebound. Gasser steals it on the other end off an MSU pass
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:06 Charlie Healy
6:06
Patrick Herb: 
After Berg misses a 3... Good D from Berggren on the interior
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:06 Patrick Herb
6:06
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
I would add to your list, Patrick: working the ball inside. Settling for jumpers keeps our %age low on nights when they aren't falling.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:06 Badger Rose
6:06
Charlie Healy: 
Out of bounds off a failed MSU steal on the baseline, UW ball still
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:06 Charlie Healy
6:06
Charlie Healy: 
Jordan Taylor with a floating jumper is good!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:06 Charlie Healy
6:06
Patrick Herb: 
Taylor with a TOUGH spinning shot. Let's hope he elevates his game tonight
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:06 Patrick Herb
6:07
Patrick Herb: 
Excellent D from Evans there on Appling. Appling loved the mismatch and spun on him, but Evans stayed right with and forced the miss. Love it.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:07 Patrick Herb
6:07
[Comment From maryvmaryv: ] 
I like going inside--too many three's lately!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:07 maryv
6:07
Charlie Healy: 
running layup missed by MSU, UW rebound and Berggren is fouled as he talks it to the basket.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:07 Charlie Healy
6:07
Charlie Healy: 
Gasser will inbound with a fresh 35
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:07 Charlie Healy
6:08
Patrick Herb: 
Hard to turn them down if they're open tho maryv
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:08 Patrick Herb
6:08
Charlie Healy: 
Wilson in for Gasser, he inbounds to Brust
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:08 Charlie Healy
6:08
Patrick Herb: 
Wilson and Brust in for Gasser and Bruiser
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:08 Patrick Herb
6:09
Charlie Healy: 
Evans with a tough layup that doesn't go in but he hustles for a nice rebound. Berggren fouls on a missed Taylor shot
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:09 Charlie Healy
6:09
Charlie Healy: 
Really nice hustle out of Evans though
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:09 Charlie Healy
6:10
Patrick Herb: 
Badgers are attacking the glass pretty hard tonight, 2 offensive rebounds already, but not crazy about Berggren picking up a foul on the offensive glass. Can't lose him
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:10 Patrick Herb
6:10
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Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:10 
6:10
Charlie Healy: 
Here's a video of the band pregame...great to have them back!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:10 Charlie Healy
6:10
[Comment From maryvmaryv: ] 
Like the pace and the hustle so far!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:10 maryv
6:11
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
athletic department sold out by selling off the band section to the gen public, just not the same atmosphere
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:11 Guest
6:11
Patrick Herb: 
The band is here tonight. You're talking about student tickets. The alternative is empty seats since we're over break.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:11 Patrick Herb
6:12
Charlie Healy: 
MSU inbounds under the UW basket, Green misses a layup, UW with the rebound. On the other end Ryan Evans with a nice layup and he's fouled. Makes the extra shot
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:12 Charlie Healy
6:12
Patrick Herb: 
The smaller Appling got switched onto Evans in the post and UW attacked it! I could hear the bench saying don't double... guess they don't think Ryan can beat them.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:12 Patrick Herb
6:13
Charlie Healy: 
Green misses and another UW rebound. Brust misses a three on the other end. MSU rebound but they're called for a foul taking it over center court!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:13 Charlie Healy
6:13
Patrick Herb: 
2 straight possessions UW switched a screen and Taylor was stuck guarding Draymond Green. Not ideal, but Green has missed both times.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:13 Patrick Herb
6:14
Charlie Healy: 
Brust called for traveling right before he shoots - and misses - a three
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:14 Charlie Healy
6:14
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Evans is just a different person this year.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:14 Badger Rose
6:14
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Losing Ryan Evans to fouls was a big part of Saturday's loss.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:14 Badger Rose
6:14
Charlie Healy: 
Great tip Bruesewitz to break up an MSU pass and he takes it down the court. Wilson's layup is blocked and MSU grabs the rebound
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:14 Charlie Healy
6:15
Charlie Healy: 
Foul on Taylor as he fouls Wood on a layup attempt. Wood shooting 2
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:15 Charlie Healy
6:15
Patrick Herb: 
It's just one each, but something to watch... can't lose Berggren or Taylor to foul trouble.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:15 Patrick Herb
6:15
Patrick Herb: 
Appling checks out. Gasser back in for Wilson
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:15 Patrick Herb
6:15
Charlie Healy: 
Wood misses the first, makes the 2nd
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:15 Charlie Healy
6:16
Charlie Healy: 
Taylor fouled as he attempts a tough jumper as the shot clock was nearing zero
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:16 Charlie Healy
6:16
Patrick Herb: 
With only a few ticks on the shot clock, Taylor gets bailed out with a foul. MSU is definitely going to fly at Taylor late in the clock
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:16 Patrick Herb
6:16
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Another turnover on MSU. Love it! These are the Badgers we know & love.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:16 Badger Rose
6:16
Charlie Healy: 
Misses the first, makes the 2nd
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:16 Charlie Healy
6:17
Patrick Herb: 
Taylor checks out and presumably Brust will run the point for the next 40 seconds until the media TO
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:17 Patrick Herb
6:17
Charlie Healy: 
Green misses his shot and another rebound by UW
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:17 Charlie Healy
6:17
Charlie Healy: 
Brust misses a looong three
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:17 Charlie Healy
6:18
Charlie Healy: 
Green misses a layup and Bruesewitz grabs the rebound and is fouled
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:18 Charlie Healy
6:18
Charlie Healy: 
Timeout on the floor, 8-5 Badgers with 11:51 left in the first
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:18 Charlie Healy
6:19
Patrick Herb: 
That foul was on Draymond Green going for the offensive board. Guys are attacking the glass tonight.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:19 Patrick Herb
6:19
Twitter
BadgerMBB: 
#Badgers 8 #Spartans 5, 11:51 left in 1st Half. Ryan Evans and Jordan Taylor each with 3 pts for Wisconsin. Berggren with 2 pts, 1 reb. [via Twitter]
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:19 BadgerMBB
6:19
Patrick Herb: 
Rebounds are 8-8 and both teams have 2 offensive boards.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:19 Patrick Herb
6:20
[Comment From maryvmaryv: ] 
I don't like the early in the clock 3's Brust takes.....I know he heats up but lately he has not been able to hit them!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:20 maryv
6:20
[Comment From Steven BSteven B: ] 
Steven B checking in.. On Wisconsin!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:20 Steven B
6:20
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
3rd miss by Brust on open but mile-long shots. At some point, they are just too far out & he should pass them up and pass the ball.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:20 Badger Rose
6:20
Patrick Herb: 
Seems to be some concern over Brust shooting too much. Good shooters (which he is) have to shoot into and out of slumps.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:20 Patrick Herb
6:20
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Full house at the Kohl Center!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:20 
6:21
Patrick Herb: 
Taylor back in for UW
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:21 Patrick Herb
6:21
Charlie Healy: 
Alley oop from Taylor to Evans goes in and out, MSU reboound.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:21 Charlie Healy
6:21
Charlie Healy: 
Green misses again, UW rebound
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:21 Charlie Healy
6:21
Patrick Herb: 
Draymond is getting frustrated. He just missed another bunny. He's 1 for 7
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:21 Patrick Herb
6:21
Charlie Healy: 
Evans answers with a long jumper on the baseline
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:21 Charlie Healy
6:22
[Comment From Steven BSteven B: ] 
I agree with you Patrick.. the ball will fall for him.. just is in a little slump.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:22 Steven B
6:22
Charlie Healy: 
Wood hits a deep 2
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:22 Charlie Healy
6:23
Charlie Healy: 
Great job by Bruesewitz to grab a UW miss and throw it off a MSU player as he's falling out of bounds. UW ball still
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:23 Charlie Healy
6:23
Patrick Herb: 
The Badgers are playing hard tonight... no doubt about that. Crashing glass and getting stingy
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:23 Patrick Herb
6:23
[Comment From Steven BSteven B: ] 
Great hustle Bruiser!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:23 Steven B
6:23
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Wow. Even after their 1st FG in 7 minutes, at this pace MSU would end the game with 28 points.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:23 Badger Rose
6:23
Charlie Healy: 
Appling fouls Taylor as he drives to the lane. He'll shoot 2
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:23 Charlie Healy
6:23
Patrick Herb: 
Taylor initiates contact on a drive late in the shot clock. Looks like the foul popped his contact out.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:23 Patrick Herb
6:24
Patrick Herb: 
Let's hope that doesn't impair his vision on these FTs
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:24 Patrick Herb
6:24
Charlie Healy: 
Taylor misses the first, makes the 2nd
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:24 Charlie Healy
6:24
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
And Wisconsin would have 40.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:24 Badger Rose
6:24
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
Patrick do the stats inputted into the gametracker reflect the official stats or do you have two different people
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:24 Guest
6:24
Patrick Herb: 
Yep... same source
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:24 Patrick Herb
6:25
Twitter
BadgerMBB: 
#Badgers 4 #Spartans 4, 15:31 left in the 1st half. Wisconsin shooting 2-7 (28.6%) FG, 0-2 (0%) 3PT early. Couple early baskets from inside. [via Twitter]
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:25 BadgerMBB
6:25
Patrick Herb: 
11-7 lead, but two fouls on Berggren now after a bump on an entry pass... trouble
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:25 Patrick Herb
6:25
Patrick Herb: 
Evans will replace Berggren. We may not see Jared this half.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:25 Patrick Herb
6:25
Charlie Healy: 
Foul on Berggren, MSU inbounds and it goes out of bounds, UW ball
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:25 Charlie Healy
6:26
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Gametracker is way behind the blog, though.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:26 Badger Rose
6:26
Charlie Healy: 
Evans misses a three, MSU rebound. Gauna answers with a long 2
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:26 Charlie Healy
6:26
Patrick Herb: 
Team fouls are now 6 on MSU and 3 on UW
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:26 Patrick Herb
6:26
Charlie Healy: 
Foul on Wood away from the ball, Gasser to inbound with a fresh 35
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:26 Charlie Healy
6:27
[Comment From Steven BSteven B: ] 
GameTracker is now live again.. looks like it was a play behind
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:27 Steven B
6:27
Charlie Healy: 
Out of bounds, UW ball as it hit MSU player last
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:27 Charlie Healy
6:27
Patrick Herb: 
NExt MSU foul is bonus... that would be nice
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:27 Patrick Herb
6:27
Charlie Healy: 
and there it is. Bruesewitz is fouled, he'll shoot from the line
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:27 Charlie Healy
6:28
Patrick Herb: 
Bo Ryan and the bench wanted goal-tending on that shot, but the refs say no, no, no
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:28 Patrick Herb
6:28
Charlie Healy: 
Makes both!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:28 Charlie Healy
6:28
Charlie Healy: 
The ball hits the floor and there's a fight for it, jump ball goes to MSU
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:28 Charlie Healy
6:29
Patrick Herb: 
I swear Tom Izzo is hoarse before the game even starts... he must drink a lot of tea to repair those vocal cords
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:29 Patrick Herb
6:29
[Comment From Steven BSteven B: ] 
Sure looked like it on TV.. that it should have been goal-tending
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:29 Steven B
6:29
Charlie Healy: 
Foul on Evans as MSU sets up a play
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:29 Charlie Healy
6:29
Charlie Healy: 
timeout on the floor, 13-9 UW with 7:59 left in the half
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:29 Charlie Healy
6:30
Patrick Herb: 
Badgers shooting 25%, 0-for-5 from deep
MSU shooting 29%
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:30 Patrick Herb
6:31
Twitter
BadgerMBB: 
#Badgers 13 #Spartans 9, 7:59 left in 1st half. Wisconsin just 4-16 (25%) FG, 0-5 (0%) 3PT. Ryan Evans leading UW with 5 pts, 1 reb, 1 blk. [via Twitter]
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:31 BadgerMBB
6:31
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Izzo has a pure operatic tenor compared to Bruce Weber at Illinois...now there is a hoarse voice.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:31 Badger Rose
6:31
Patrick Herb: 
Difference has been at the line so far. UW is 5-7 and MSU just 1-2.
That's your 4-point margin in the 13-9 score
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:31 Patrick Herb
6:31
Patrick Herb: 
HAha... good call Rose
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:31 Patrick Herb
6:32
Patrick Herb: 
Good D from UW and the crowd responds
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:32 Patrick Herb
6:32
Charlie Healy: 
Long inbound pass for MSU, Badger D not letting much happen. Trice misses and Evans rebounds
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:32 Charlie Healy
6:32
Charlie Healy: 
Steal by Payne
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:32 Charlie Healy
6:33
Charlie Healy: 
Wood turns it over, passing the ball to the cameras on the baseline
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:33 Charlie Healy
6:33
Patrick Herb: 
The Badgers are switching screens on defense and it seems to be giving MSU trouble. They're next expecting it or trying to force it when it happens.... like that last one
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:33 Patrick Herb
6:33
Charlie Healy: 
Foul on Dawson, Gasser to the line
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:33 Charlie Healy
6:33
Charlie Healy: 
Gasser misses the first of a 1-1, MSu rebound. Green answers on the other end with a layup
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:33 Charlie Healy
6:34
Charlie Healy: 
Brust with a jumper that bounces in!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:34 Charlie Healy
6:34
Patrick Herb: 
Posting up guards! Back to the old Swing offense. I like it
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:34 Patrick Herb
6:34
Charlie Healy: 
Appling answers, UW bench wants a charge
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:34 Charlie Healy
6:34
Charlie Healy: 
Trice fouls Taylor on the other end, he'll shoot 1-1
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:34 Charlie Healy
6:35
Patrick Herb: 
That's the 9th team foul on MSU
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:35 Patrick Herb
6:35
Charlie Healy: 
Taylor makes the first, and the 2nd!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:35 Charlie Healy
6:35
Patrick Herb: 
That a boy Jordan... Badgers by 4
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:35 Patrick Herb
6:35
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Finally one rattles in!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:35 Badger Rose
6:35
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
As usual, defense is keeping the Badgers in this game.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:35 Badger Rose
6:36
Charlie Healy: 
Green misses, Payne answers
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:36 Charlie Healy
6:36
Charlie Healy: 
Bruesewitz misses a three, MSU rebound
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:36 Charlie Healy
6:36
Patrick Herb: 
Lost in that put back dunk was another miss from Green. His frustration mounts
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:36 Patrick Herb
6:36
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Double bonus in sight!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:36 Badger Rose
6:36
Charlie Healy: 
Foul on Dawson, Evans inbounds under MSU basket
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:36 Charlie Healy
6:36
Patrick Herb: 
Bingo! Offensive foul on Dawson (his 2nd) is No. 10
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:36 Patrick Herb
6:37
Charlie Healy: 
taylor travels
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:37 Charlie Healy
6:37
Patrick Herb: 
UW has 4 TOs
MSU has 5
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:37 Patrick Herb
6:37
Charlie Healy: 
Kearney with a layup, MSU ties it up
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:37 Charlie Healy
6:38
Charlie Healy: 
Evans misses a three, MSU rebound
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:38 Charlie Healy
6:38
Patrick Herb: 
Tie game 17-17
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:38 Patrick Herb
6:38
Patrick Herb: 
3:45 left to play
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:38 Patrick Herb
6:38
Charlie Healy: 
Kearney is fouled by Bruesewitz, timeout on the floor, 3:38 left in the half
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:38 Charlie Healy
6:39
Twitter
BadgerMBB: 
Things all tied up here in the Kohl Center. #Badgers 17 #Spartans 17, 3:38 left in 1st half. Wisconsin yet to find range from 3PT, now 0-7. [via Twitter]
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:39 BadgerMBB
6:41
Charlie Healy: 
Kearney to shoot 2
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:41 Charlie Healy
6:41
Charlie Healy: 
misses both, Bruesewitz rebound
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:41 Charlie Healy
6:41
Patrick Herb: 
Points are so hard to come by tonight that both sets of fans/benches are audibly groaning with each missed FT.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:41 Patrick Herb
6:42
Charlie Healy: 
Bruesewitz brought it inside, bad pass outside goes out of bounds, MSU ball
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:42 Charlie Healy
6:42
Patrick Herb: 
REALLY small lineup now for UW. Evans, Wilson, Gasser, Brust and Taylor. Wow
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:42 Patrick Herb
6:42
Charlie Healy: 
foul on Rob Wilson
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:42 Charlie Healy
6:42
Patrick Herb: 
MSU adjusts by getting Nix out... he couldn't guard any of UW's little guys
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:42 Patrick Herb
6:43
Charlie Healy: 
MSU inbounds, Green finally hits a basket
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:43 Charlie Healy
6:43
Patrick Herb: 
Taylor again got switched onto Green... this time Draymond scores.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:43 Patrick Herb
6:43
Patrick Herb: 
I know people are tired of the misses... but the Badgers really need a three ball.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:43 Patrick Herb
6:43
Charlie Healy: 
Wilson is fouled as he moves the ball across the paint
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:43 Charlie Healy
6:43
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Taylor is not tall but he is not small. He is so extremely muscular that he can handle much bigger players on defense or offense.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:43 Badger Rose
6:44
[Comment From Phil and Mags from IdahoPhil and Mags from Idaho: ] 
We still have our Rose Bowl shirts on, even though they lost, they played like we know our Badgers can. The game was awesome!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:44 Phil and Mags from Idaho
6:44
Charlie Healy: 
Wilson hits both
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:44 Charlie Healy
6:44
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Thank heavens we have defended Green's layups well. Otherwise the 0% from 3-land would be killing us.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:44 Badger Rose
6:44
Patrick Herb: 
Tied up 19-19 with 2:20 left
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:44 Patrick Herb
6:44
Charlie Healy: 
Block called on Wilson, Bo Ryan and the crowd showing their displeasure
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:44 Charlie Healy
6:45
Patrick Herb: 
Tough call on Rob there and the crowd is giving it to the refs a bit. If anything it looked like Thorton pushed off. Gotta play through it though.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:45 Patrick Herb
6:45
Charlie Healy: 
Thornton at the line, makes both
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:45 Charlie Healy
6:45
Charlie Healy: 
Gasser hits a three from Brust!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:45 Charlie Healy
6:45
Patrick Herb: 
THE LID IS OFF THE BASKET!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:45 Patrick Herb
6:46
Patrick Herb: 
crowd into it now after that trey
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:46 Patrick Herb
6:46
Charlie Healy: 
UW rebound of an MSU miss
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:46 Charlie Healy
6:46
[Comment From Steven BSteven B: ] 
Beautiful 3!!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:46 Steven B
6:46
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Physical play by both guys.Should have been a no-call.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:46 Badger Rose
6:46
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Rebound!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:46 Badger Rose
6:46
Charlie Healy: 
Evans misses under the basket, out of bounds, MSU ball
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:46 Charlie Healy
6:46
Patrick Herb: 
1:00 left to play
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:46 Patrick Herb
6:47
Charlie Healy: 
MSU calls a timeout
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:47 Charlie Healy
6:47
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
badgers need a towel waiver at the end of the bench, missing gavinski's impact to get the crowd into it
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:47 Guest
6:47
Patrick Herb: 
Haha
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:47 Patrick Herb
6:47
Patrick Herb: 
Looking at you Dan Fahey
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:47 Patrick Herb
6:49
Patrick Herb: 
Wow... physical play on that possession! Whew... somehow Badgers didn't get called for a foul and somehow MSU didn't score. Yikes
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:49 Patrick Herb
6:49
Charlie Healy: 
Great defense, MSU puts up a few shots, nothing good and nothing falls, UW gets the rebound eventually. Fantastic defense
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:49 Charlie Healy
6:49
Patrick Herb: 
Badgers ball with 22.6 left. Shot clock is off.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:49 Patrick Herb
6:49
Charlie Healy: 
Yes, great to see the refs not call anything there.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:49 Charlie Healy
6:50
Charlie Healy: 
Badgers with a 1 pt lead, would be great to open it up for halftime
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:50 Charlie Healy
6:50
Charlie Healy: 
Evans misses as the clock expires
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:50 Charlie Healy
6:50
Charlie Healy: 
Badgers leading Michigan State 22-21 at the half at the Kohl Center
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:50 Charlie Healy
6:51
Patrick Herb: 
Whew... points are tough to come by tonight folks. Not sure if the LSU-Alabama national title football game will be this stingy.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:51 Patrick Herb
6:51
Twitter
BadgerMBB: 
HALFTIME: #Badgers 22 #Spartans 21. Jordan Taylor leads Wisconsin with 6 pts. Ryan Evans: 5 pts, 2 reb, 1 blk. Gasser: 3 pts, 2 reb, 1 stl. [via Twitter]
Tuesday January 3, 2012 6:51 BadgerMBB
7:04
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Badgers getting ready for 2nd half!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:04 
7:05
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Spartans too...
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:05 
7:06
Charlie Healy: 
Alright, "Hot Time" is being played, the last coaching instructions are being made and we are almost ready for the second half!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:06 Charlie Healy
7:07
Charlie Healy: 
Ryan Evans to inbound it at center court
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:07 Charlie Healy
7:07
Patrick Herb: 
Starting this half for Wisconsin will be Peter Konz, Kevin Zeitler...
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:07 Patrick Herb
7:07
Charlie Healy: 
Wrong sport Patrick
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:07 Charlie Healy
7:07
Charlie Healy: 
Berggren hits the layup!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:07 Charlie Healy
7:07
Patrick Herb: 
There we go... muscle it inside to the big man
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:07 Patrick Herb
7:08
Charlie Healy: 
Wood answers with a three
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:08 Charlie Healy
7:08
Patrick Herb: 
MSU's first 3-point try of the game and it goes down. Darn the luck
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:08 Patrick Herb
7:08
Charlie Healy: 
Evans misses a diving layup, Gasser gets the rebound and is fouled. He'll shoot 2
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:08 Charlie Healy
7:08
Patrick Herb: 
Appling, Thornton, Dawson and Payne all have 2 fouls for MSU now.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:08 Patrick Herb
7:09
Charlie Healy: 
Gasser misses the first, makes the second
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:09 Charlie Healy
7:09
Patrick Herb: 
Gasser rattles the 2nd but runs down the floor talking to himself. Gotta get the swagger back fellas
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:09 Patrick Herb
7:09
Charlie Healy: 
both teams fight for the rebound off an MSU miss, it goes out of bounds, UW ball
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:09 Charlie Healy
7:10
Charlie Healy: 
Stolen by Green from Berggren
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:10 Charlie Healy
7:10
Charlie Healy: 
Dawson hits from Nix
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:10 Charlie Healy
7:11
Charlie Healy: 
Evans misses a long jumper, UW with the rebound and Bruesewitz lays it in
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:11 Charlie Healy
7:11
Patrick Herb: 
Nifty effort from Mike there on the reverse
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:11 Patrick Herb
7:11
Charlie Healy: 
Wood misses a long shot and it goes out of bounds, UW ball
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:11 Charlie Healy
7:12
Charlie Healy: 
Evans is blocked by Nix
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:12 Charlie Healy
7:12
Charlie Healy: 
Berggren swats at a MSU pass and it goes out of bounds, MSU inboun
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:12 Charlie Healy
7:12
Charlie Healy: 
Wood with the basket
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:12 Charlie Healy
7:13
Charlie Healy: 
Technical Foul on Michigan State
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:13 Charlie Healy
7:13
Charlie Healy: 
Taylor taking the shots all alone for UW, misses the first
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:13 Charlie Healy
7:13
Charlie Healy: 
Taylor makes the second shot, Bruesewitz to inbound
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:13 Charlie Healy
7:14
Charlie Healy: 
Brust misses a three, MSU rebound
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:14 Charlie Healy
7:14
Charlie Healy: 
Nix with the basket, foul on Green right after the basket
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:14 Charlie Healy
7:15
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
brust yikes!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:15 Guest
7:15
Patrick Herb: 
Yeah... what happened there. Was that tipped?
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:15 Patrick Herb
7:16
Twitter
BadgerMBB: 
#Badgers 28 #Spartans 28, 15:53 left in the game. Following a Tom Izzo technical foul, Jordan Taylor makes 1/2 FTs, bringing him to 7 pts. [via Twitter]
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:16 BadgerMBB
7:16
Charlie Healy: 
I don't think it was tipped, sure didn't look like it from my view.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:16 Charlie Healy
7:17
[Comment From DanielDaniel: ] 
Taylor has got to start being more assertive and play like the all American Taylor.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:17 Daniel
7:17
Charlie Healy: 
Bruesewitz inbounds to Taylor
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:17 Charlie Healy
7:17
Charlie Healy: 
Berggren from downtown misses, gets another chance and hits it!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:17 Charlie Healy
7:18
Charlie Healy: 
Green hits a layup
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:18 Charlie Healy
7:18
Patrick Herb: 
Tom Izzo just smashed a clipboard at my feet. Awesome! This game is getting GOOD!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:18 Patrick Herb
7:18
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
brust is hoping it goes in right now, no confidence
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:18 Guest
7:19
Charlie Healy: 
Taylor misses for UW, MSU wins the rebound
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:19 Charlie Healy
7:19
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
so patrick you can tell us what was said to get the tech?
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:19 Guest
7:19
Patrick Herb: 
I shouldn't say
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:19 Patrick Herb
7:19
Patrick Herb: 
It actually wasn't a cuss... just cumulative
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:19 Patrick Herb
7:19
Charlie Healy: 
Nix hits the layup
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:19 Charlie Healy
7:20
Charlie Healy: 
Berggren misses the three, Green answers with a dunk. Green is heating up, that is not good...
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:20 Charlie Healy
7:21
Patrick Herb: 
Green has 10 points
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:21 Patrick Herb
7:21
Patrick Herb: 
Taylor and Berggren lead UW with 7 points each
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:21 Patrick Herb
7:21
Patrick Herb: 
Team fouls are 3-0 this half... MSU has all three
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:21 Patrick Herb
7:22
Twitter
BadgerMBB: 
#Spartans 34 #Badgers 31, 13:32 remaining in the game. Michigan State currently on a 6-0 run. [via Twitter]
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:22 BadgerMBB
7:23
Charlie Healy: 
Gasser misses from three, MSU rebound
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:23 Charlie Healy
7:23
Charlie Healy: 
Green misses (finally) and the ball is tipped out by MSU, UW ball
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:23 Charlie Healy
7:24
Charlie Healy: 
Badgers down three with 12:30 left
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:24 Charlie Healy
7:24
Charlie Healy: 
Nice save by Bruesewitz, Taylor misses a three, Wilson with a great rebound, Bruesewitz hits a three!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:24 Charlie Healy
7:25
Charlie Healy: 
Appling answers with three
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:25 Charlie Healy
7:25
Charlie Healy: 
Bruesewitz misses from three, MSu rebound
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:25 Charlie Healy
7:26
Charlie Healy: 
Foul called on Payne as he and Wilson fought for a rebound off an MSU miss. Nice job by Wilson to hang on to the ball
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:26 Charlie Healy
7:26
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Wilson's rebound: timely!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:26 Badger Rose
7:26
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
rob wilson huge right now
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:26 Guest
7:27
Twitter
BadgerMBB: 
#Spartans 37 #Badgers 34, 11:12 left. Bruesewitz tries to open up the lid on the basket, drilling a 3, but MSU right back w/ 3 of their own. [via Twitter]
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:27 BadgerMBB
7:29
Charlie Healy: 
Evans misses a layup, MSU answers with a miss, Berggren with the rebound
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:29 Charlie Healy
7:29
Patrick Herb: 
Whew dodged a bullet there.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:29 Patrick Herb
7:29
Patrick Herb: 
Green got a good look and missed
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:29 Patrick Herb
7:29
Charlie Healy: 
Bruesewitz fouled going to the basket. Green has 3 fouls now
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:29 Charlie Healy
7:29
Patrick Herb: 
It's just so darn hard for Wisconsin to score right now. MSU is a good defensive team and that's a big part of it, but UW is also searching for playmakers right now.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:29 Patrick Herb
7:30
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Again, we are getting a break with Green missing from point-blank range.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:30 Badger Rose
7:30
Charlie Healy: 
Brueser misses the first, second one bounces in
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:30 Charlie Healy
7:30
Charlie Healy: 
Green with a layup
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:30 Charlie Healy
7:31
Charlie Healy: 
Green with the block on Evans, MSU with the rebound
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:31 Charlie Healy
7:31
Charlie Healy: 
Berggren with a big block! UW ball!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:31 Charlie Healy
7:31
Charlie Healy: 
Foul on Green, his fourth, Taylor to the line
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:31 Charlie Healy
7:32
Charlie Healy: 
Taylor hits both!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:32 Charlie Healy
7:32
Charlie Healy: 
Green to the bench as well!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:32 Charlie Healy
7:32
Patrick Herb: 
Taylor has 9 points... 7 at the line
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:32 Patrick Herb
7:32
Charlie Healy: 
Foul called on Wilson, Dawson shooting 2
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:32 Charlie Healy
7:32
Charlie Healy: 
Just the first foul this half for UW
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:32 Charlie Healy
7:32
[Comment From DanielDaniel: ] 
Amazing how bad FT shooting has been this year
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:32 Daniel
7:33
Patrick Herb: 
Really? Amazing? Badgers are middle of the Big Ten
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:33 Patrick Herb
7:33
Charlie Healy: 
Misses the first, hits the second
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:33 Charlie Healy
7:33
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
patrick get bo ryan's buddy henry perez guerra to tell taylor to take over next TO, i know you have HPG's # just text him
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:33 Guest
7:33
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
High fouls for MSU will be important late in the half.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:33 Badger Rose
7:33
Charlie Healy: 
Jordan Taylor with the layup! Great drive, cutting between defenders
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:33 Charlie Healy
7:33
Patrick Herb: 
Boy that lay-up from Taylor was one of the easier buckets UW has had all night... haven't been many without blood.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:33 Patrick Herb
7:34
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
We are just used to Bo's teams shooting 80% of FT's, Patrick.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:34 Badger Rose
7:34
[Comment From DanielDaniel: ] 
Amazing compared to last year
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:34 Daniel
7:34
Patrick Herb: 
Guess so
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:34 Patrick Herb
7:34
Charlie Healy: 
Foul on Taylor
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:34 Charlie Healy
7:34
Patrick Herb: 
Keep in mind last year almost broke the NCAA record
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:34 Patrick Herb
7:34
Charlie Healy: 
MSU inbounds, Trice misses, UW rebound
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:34 Charlie Healy
7:34
Patrick Herb: 
Standards are a little high
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:34 Patrick Herb
7:35
Charlie Healy: 
Dawson pounces on Taylor as he slips and a jump ball is called
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:35 Charlie Healy
7:35
Patrick Herb: 
MSU is really doing a great job of clamping down on Taylor when he penetrates. He's beating his guy, but then getting swarmed on the interior.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:35 Patrick Herb
7:35
Patrick Herb: 
The ball will go to MSU
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:35 Patrick Herb
7:36
Twitter
BadgerMBB: 
#Spartans 40 #Badgers 39, 7:36 remaining. Jordan Taylor continuing his scoring, now up to 11 pts. MSU leading scorer Draymond Green w/ 4 PF. [via Twitter]
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:36 BadgerMBB
7:37
Charlie Healy: 
Space Badger time at the Kohl Center, I have a healthy dose of trombone pointed towards the press box.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:37 Charlie Healy
7:37
Patrick Herb: 
MSU 1 for its last 7... gotta keep that defensive intensity.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:37 Patrick Herb
7:37
Patrick Herb: 
Buckle up folks
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:37 Patrick Herb
7:37
Charlie Healy: 
Appling with the drive and layup
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:37 Charlie Healy
7:37
Patrick Herb: 
Appling with 7 points now
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:37 Patrick Herb
7:38
Charlie Healy: 
Wilson misses the short jumper
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:38 Charlie Healy
7:38
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Always a battle with Sparty.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:38 Badger Rose
7:38
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Cold shooting!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:38 Badger Rose
7:38
Charlie Healy: 
Foul called on Berggren, his third
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:38 Charlie Healy
7:39
Charlie Healy: 
Appling with the long jumper
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:39 Charlie Healy
7:39
Patrick Herb: 
Back to back bucket from Appling gives MSU its largest lead of the game
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:39 Patrick Herb
7:39
Patrick Herb: 
Danger zone here for UW
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:39 Patrick Herb
7:39
Charlie Healy: 
Taylor draws a foul, called on Wood, his 2nd, MSU's 7th
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:39 Charlie Healy
7:40
Charlie Healy: 
Taylor hits both
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:40 Charlie Healy
7:40
Patrick Herb: 
Taylor now 9-for-12 at the line tonight.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:40 Patrick Herb
7:40
Patrick Herb: 
Team is 16-22
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:40 Patrick Herb
7:40
Charlie Healy: 
Dawson with the drive and layup
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:40 Charlie Healy
7:40
Charlie Healy: 
Taylor answers with a jumper!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:40 Charlie Healy
7:40
Patrick Herb: 
Ok, ok, ok... that's the Jordan I remember
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:40 Patrick Herb
7:41
Charlie Healy: 
Appling with another basket
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:41 Charlie Healy
7:41
Patrick Herb: 
Gotta get stops though. Can't trade buckets
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:41 Patrick Herb
7:41
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
JT is taking over!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:41 Badger Rose
7:41
Charlie Healy: 
Bruesewitz draws a foul, Thornton with the foul
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:41 Charlie Healy
7:41
[Comment From George in KentuckyGeorge in Kentucky: ] 
Taylor needs to keep driving...
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:41 George in Kentucky
7:41
Charlie Healy: 
Brueser misses the first of a 1-1
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:41 Charlie Healy
7:42
Charlie Healy: 
Foul called on Bruesewitz
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:42 Charlie Healy
7:42
Patrick Herb: 
Bo Ryan gets a warning to sit down
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:42 Patrick Herb
7:43
Charlie Healy: 
offensive foul called on Payne away from the ball, UW ball!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:43 Charlie Healy
7:43
Charlie Healy: 
9 MSU fouls, 4 on UW
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:43 Charlie Healy
7:43
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
No technicals, Bo!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:43 Badger Rose
7:44
Patrick Herb: 
The Appling vs. Taylor battling is HEATING up folks
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:44 Patrick Herb
7:44
Charlie Healy: 
Brust with a tough jumper that bounces out but Taylor is there for the put back!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:44 Charlie Healy
7:44
Patrick Herb: 
The Kohl Center comes alive!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:44 Patrick Herb
7:44
Charlie Healy: 
timeout MSU!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:44 Charlie Healy
7:44
Patrick Herb: 
Great timeout from Izzo. That silences the crowd. They better ramp it back up.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:44 Patrick Herb
7:44
Charlie Healy: 
3:35 left in the game, 48-45 MSU
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:44 Charlie Healy
7:45
Twitter
BadgerMBB: 
The Kohl Center is alive and on their feet as these two teams approach crunch time. #Spartans 48 #Badgers 45, 3:35 remaining in the game. [via Twitter]
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:45 BadgerMBB
7:45
Patrick Herb: 
Some of the crowd still standing... cmon folks... get into it!!!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:45 Patrick Herb
7:45
Patrick Herb: 
Now they're on their feet... they want a STOP
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:45 Patrick Herb
7:45
Charlie Healy: 
Appling with another basket...wow
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:45 Charlie Healy
7:46
Patrick Herb: 
Back and forth... Applin and Taylor
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:46 Patrick Herb
7:46
Charlie Healy: 
Berggren misses a three, MSU rebound
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:46 Charlie Healy
7:46
Patrick Herb: 
Berggren was wide open... bummer
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:46 Patrick Herb
7:46
Charlie Healy: 
After an MSU miss and UW rebound, Taylor hits a driving jumper!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:46 Charlie Healy
7:46
Patrick Herb: 
Taylor again! He has 19 points
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:46 Patrick Herb
7:46
Charlie Healy: 
Timeout Wisconsin
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:46 Charlie Healy
7:46
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Still a winnable game!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:46 Badger Rose
7:46
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
DEEE-fense!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:46 Badger Rose
7:47
Charlie Healy: 
2:29 left in the game, MSU up by just three
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:47 Charlie Healy
7:47
Patrick Herb: 
Badgers down three... NEED a stop here folks
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:47 Patrick Herb
7:47
Patrick Herb: 
50-47... MSU ball
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:47 Patrick Herb
7:47
Patrick Herb: 
Badgers go with Taylor, Gasser, Brust, Evans and Berggren
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:47 Patrick Herb
7:47
Patrick Herb: 
MSU goes with Green, Nix, Wood, Thornton and Applings
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:47 Patrick Herb
7:47
Twitter
BadgerMBB: 
Jordan Taylor has taken over this game and refuses to miss. Wisconsin's PG now up to 15 pts, hitting key buckets. MSU 50-47, 2:28 remaining. [via Twitter]
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:47 BadgerMBB
7:48
Charlie Healy: 
Full court defense for UW
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:48 Charlie Healy
7:48
Patrick Herb: 
UW presses, but MSU handles
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:48 Patrick Herb
7:48
Charlie Healy: 
Big block by Berggren!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:48 Charlie Healy
7:48
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Stop. Score. Rinse & Repeat.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:48 Badger Rose
7:48
Charlie Healy: 
MSU couldn't get anything and the shot clock expires! Huge defensive stop
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:48 Charlie Healy
7:49
Twitter
BadgerMBB: 
Wisconsin forces Michigan State to run out the shot clock. Wisconsin will have the ball, down three. #Spartans 50 #Badgers 47, 1:52 left. [via Twitter]
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:49 BadgerMBB
7:49
Charlie Healy: 
timeout on the floor, 1:52 left in the half, Badgers down 3
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:49 Charlie Healy
7:49
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Bucky refused to let that rebound go to Sparty.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:49 Badger Rose
7:50
Patrick Herb: 
Rebounds are 32-29 in favor of MSU
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:50 Patrick Herb
7:50
Patrick Herb: 
What do you draw up here armchair coaches?
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:50 Patrick Herb
7:50
Patrick Herb: 
Taylor drive and kick for a Gasser three?
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:50 Patrick Herb
7:50
Patrick Herb: 
Taylor takeover?
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:50 Patrick Herb
7:51
Patrick Herb: 
You know MSU will do everything in its power to not let that happen
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:51 Patrick Herb
7:51
Charlie Healy: 
Taylor takes the ball across half court
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:51 Charlie Healy
7:51
Charlie Healy: 
Berggren with a layup and it falls!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:51 Charlie Healy
7:52
Patrick Herb: 
Beautiful lefty jump hook!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:52 Patrick Herb
7:52
Charlie Healy: 
Berggren with a block and Evans with the rebound!! Huge!!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:52 Charlie Healy
7:52
Patrick Herb: 
Then a Berg block and Thornton misses at point blank range !
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:52 Patrick Herb
7:52
Charlie Healy: 
Timeout Wisconsin
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:52 Charlie Healy
7:52
Patrick Herb: 
Wow... how did he miss that one? Lucky for Bucky
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:52 Patrick Herb
7:52
Charlie Healy: 
Huge defensive stop for Bucky there
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:52 Charlie Healy
7:52
Charlie Healy: 
and some luck with the put-back miss
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:52 Charlie Healy
7:52
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
I'll leave that to Bo & you hoops geniuses. Just don't get too anxious & turn it over.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:52 Badger Rose
7:53
[Comment From George in KentuckyGeorge in Kentucky: ] 
A couple of 3's would be nice... he ended on a wistful note...
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:53 George in Kentucky
7:53
Twitter
BadgerMBB: 
Berggren with a big bucket down low, pulls Wisconsin within 1. MSU misses on other end. UW ball. #Spartans 50 #Badgers 49, 49.2 sec. left. [via Twitter]
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:53 BadgerMBB
7:53
Patrick Herb: 
16-of-23... not sure how many front ends
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:53 Patrick Herb
7:53
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Badgers are really leaping on the last few defensive rebounds.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:53 Badger Rose
7:53
Patrick Herb: 
If not now... then when right?
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:53 Patrick Herb
7:54
Patrick Herb: 
Taylor bailed out with a foul out high on Thornton
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:54 Patrick Herb
7:54
Charlie Healy: 
Thornton fouls Taylor as he tries to drive to the lane with time running out on the shot clock
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:54 Charlie Healy
7:54
Patrick Herb: 
35.9 seconds remaining
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:54 Patrick Herb
7:54
Charlie Healy: 
Taylor makes the first, tie game!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:54 Charlie Healy
7:54
Charlie Healy: 
Taylor misses the second, MSU rebound, shot clock blank
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:54 Charlie Healy
7:54
Patrick Herb: 
Izzo not calling TO
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:54 Patrick Herb
7:54
Patrick Herb: 
Not he is
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:54 Patrick Herb
7:54
Charlie Healy: 
MSU timeout with 16.4 left
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:54 Charlie Healy
7:54
Patrick Herb: 
Now he is I mean
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:54 Patrick Herb
7:55
Patrick Herb: 
Ok... whose night will it be?
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:55 Patrick Herb
7:55
Patrick Herb: 
Badgers have 2 fouls to give
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:55 Patrick Herb
7:55
Patrick Herb: 
Keep that in mind
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:55 Patrick Herb
7:55
Twitter
BadgerMBB: 
Jordan Taylor fouled, sent to the line where he makes one of two. Tie game. Timeout MSU, they'll get last shot. #Badgers 50 #Spartans 50. [via Twitter]
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:55 BadgerMBB
7:55
Charlie Healy: 
2 Spartans with 4 fouls, 1 Badger with 3 fouls
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:55 Charlie Healy
7:56
Patrick Herb: 
There is one... 12.2 left
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:56 Patrick Herb
7:56
Patrick Herb: 
Still one foul to give
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:56 Patrick Herb
7:56
Charlie Healy: 
Taylor fouls, his third
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:56 Charlie Healy
7:56
Charlie Healy: 
Taylor on Appling
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:56 Charlie Healy
7:56
Patrick Herb: 
Izzo calls a full timeout now? That's curious
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:56 Patrick Herb
7:56
Charlie Healy: 
timeout MSU, 4.4 left in regulation
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:56 Charlie Healy
7:56
Twitter
BadgerMBB: 
Tom Izzo not pleased with what he sees, calls another timeout with just 4.4 seconds remaining. #Badgers 50 #Spartans 50. [via Twitter]
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:56 BadgerMBB
7:57
Patrick Herb: 
UW STILL has a foul to give. You have to be careful not to foul on a shot, but you can be VERY aggressive on the in-bounds
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:57 Patrick Herb
7:57
Charlie Healy: 
Izzo shows he has confidence in his team to put something together in 4.4 seconds. Now he just needs to draw up that 4.4 second play...
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:57 Charlie Healy
7:58
Charlie Healy: 
MSU might try to shoot quickly to draw a shooting foul
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:58 Charlie Healy
7:58
Patrick Herb: 
Ok... they get Gasser on a hold... no time off the clock
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:58 Patrick Herb
7:58
Patrick Herb: 
No fouls now boys
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:58 Patrick Herb
7:58
Patrick Herb: 
Here we go... crunch time!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:58 Patrick Herb
7:58
Charlie Healy: 
Wilson in for Brust
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:58 Charlie Healy
7:59
Charlie Healy: 
Wood misses!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:59 Charlie Healy
7:59
Charlie Healy: 
Overtime folks!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:59 Charlie Healy
7:59
Patrick Herb: 
Whoa... from my vantage point I thought he made it. It was actually Appling... but he got a good look
Tuesday January 3, 2012 7:59 Patrick Herb
8:00
Charlie Healy: 
Yep, Appling with the shot. With the way he has been shooting this half, why not?
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:00 Charlie Healy
8:00
Patrick Herb: 
UW's first OT game of the year
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:00 Patrick Herb
8:00
Twitter
BadgerMBB: 
Overtime here in the Kohl Center after Appling puts too much on the jumper for Michigan State. #Badgers 50 #Spartans 50. [via Twitter]
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:00 BadgerMBB
8:00
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Imagine what Izzo's voice sounds like now...
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:00 Badger Rose
8:00
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
I like our chances. Sparty with too many fouls.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:00 Badger Rose
8:00
Patrick Herb: 
I hope Rose
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:00 Patrick Herb
8:01
Charlie Healy: 
Payne, Thornton and Green with four fouls
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:01 Charlie Healy
8:02
Charlie Healy: 
MSU wins the tip
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:02 Charlie Healy
8:02
Charlie Healy: 
Green is fouled as he attempts the layup, Evans gets called
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:02 Charlie Healy
8:02
Charlie Healy: 
Green shooting two, makes both
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:02 Charlie Healy
8:03
Charlie Healy: 
Taylor is fouled
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:03 Charlie Healy
8:03
Charlie Healy: 
Called on Appling, his third. Taylor shooting two, makes both
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:03 Charlie Healy
8:04
Charlie Healy: 
Green's basket is good, and he's fouled. Basket seemed a bit late, but the refs say it's good
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:04 Charlie Healy
8:04
Charlie Healy: 
correction: no basket
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:04 Charlie Healy
8:04
Charlie Healy: 
Green at the line shooting two, makes both
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:04 Charlie Healy
8:04
Patrick Herb: 
Green with 16, Taylor with 22 for UW
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:04 Patrick Herb
8:05
Charlie Healy: 
Evans with the layup! tied with 4 min to go in OT
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:05 Charlie Healy
8:05
Patrick Herb: 
Evans takes it right at Green. Keep in mind he has 4 fouls... good move to attack him
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:05 Patrick Herb
8:05
Patrick Herb: 
54-54, 3:30 left
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:05 Patrick Herb
8:05
Charlie Healy: 
Taylor with a big rebound off an MSU miss
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:05 Charlie Healy
8:05
Patrick Herb: 
Big miss... big missed tip... Taylor boards
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:05 Patrick Herb
8:06
Charlie Healy: 
Berggren misses a layup, MSU rebound. Green was guarding Berggren there
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:06 Charlie Healy
8:06
Patrick Herb: 
Berggren went at Green again... missed that time though. I like the strategy though
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:06 Patrick Herb
8:06
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Wish Appling would foul out!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:06 Badger Rose
8:06
Charlie Healy: 
Nix with the layup, 2 point MSU lead
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:06 Charlie Healy
8:07
Charlie Healy: 
Berggren misses again from the same spot, MSU rebound
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:07 Charlie Healy
8:07
Patrick Herb: 
Neep a stop again... let's hear you KC
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:07 Patrick Herb
8:07
Charlie Healy: 
Berggren blocks the first shot but Nix is there for the put back
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:07 Charlie Healy
8:07
Patrick Herb: 
58-54 with 1:30 left to play
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:07 Patrick Herb
8:07
Charlie Healy: 
Appling steals it from Taylor
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:07 Charlie Healy
8:07
Patrick Herb: 
Taylor loses the handle and MSU milks clock.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:07 Patrick Herb
8:07
Charlie Healy: 
Big stop needed for the Badger D
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:07 Charlie Healy
8:07
Patrick Herb: 
Trouble
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:07 Patrick Herb
8:08
Charlie Healy: 
Foul on Appling, his fourth, UW ball
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:08 Charlie Healy
8:08
Patrick Herb: 
Appling gets called for a moving screen as he hands the ball off and sticks his butt out
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:08 Patrick Herb
8:08
Charlie Healy: 
Badgers need a bucket with 1 min left
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:08 Charlie Healy
8:08
Charlie Healy: 
Brust misses from way downtown, MSU rebound and Gasser fouls
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:08 Charlie Healy
8:08
Patrick Herb: 
50.0 seconds remaining
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:08 Patrick Herb
8:09
Charlie Healy: 
Appling at the line
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:09 Charlie Healy
8:09
Patrick Herb: 
59-54 MSU... need some treys now?
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:09 Patrick Herb
8:09
Charlie Healy: 
makes the first, misses the second, Gasser with the rebound
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:09 Charlie Healy
8:09
Charlie Healy: 
Timeout UW with 44.1 remaining
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:09 Charlie Healy
8:10
Charlie Healy: 
Badgers are down 5, 59-54
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:10 Charlie Healy
8:10
Twitter
BadgerMBB: 
Four straight empty possessions have Wisconsin down, 59-54, with 44.1 remaining in overtime. #Spartans 59 #Badgers 54. [via Twitter]
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:10 BadgerMBB
8:12
Patrick Herb: 
MSU has four guys with 4 fouls. Nobody on UW has more than 3
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:12 Patrick Herb
8:12
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Bruesewitz & Gasser only Badgers shooting a decent %age.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:12 Badger Rose
8:12
Patrick Herb: 
Taylor is 5-for-8
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:12 Patrick Herb
8:13
Charlie Healy: 
Berggren misses a three and it bounces off a Badger, out of bounds, MSU ball
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:13 Charlie Healy
8:13
Patrick Herb: 
Whoa... Berggren's shot flies long
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:13 Patrick Herb
8:13
Patrick Herb: 
That's gonna make it tough
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:13 Patrick Herb
8:13
Charlie Healy: 
Evans fouls, Green, he'll shoot 2
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:13 Charlie Healy
8:13
Charlie Healy: 
Green makes both
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:13 Charlie Healy
8:13
Charlie Healy: 
31.1 left in OT
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:13 Charlie Healy
8:14
Charlie Healy: 
Taylor hits from three! 22.6 left
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:14 Charlie Healy
8:14
Charlie Healy: 
Badgers down just 4
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:14 Charlie Healy
8:14
Patrick Herb: 
Don't go away just yet... Taylor drains a HIGH-arcing three.
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:14 Patrick Herb
8:14
Patrick Herb: 
Man... would have liked to see him get a look or two more this overtime, but MSU has been overplaying him so much and making others shoot the ball
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:14 Patrick Herb
8:14
[Comment From Badger ThornBadger Thorn: ] 
Don't let the all American shoot. Makes sense
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:14 Badger Thorn
8:15
[Comment From Badger ThornBadger Thorn: ] 
My point exactly. Questionable coaching down the stretch
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:15 Badger Thorn
8:15
Patrick Herb: 
Not sure it was coaching
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:15 Patrick Herb
8:15
Patrick Herb: 
Need a steal here on this press
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:15 Patrick Herb
8:16
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
ryan evans has a bad game - badgers lose pretty simple
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:16 Guest
8:16
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
can't win with a one man team in the big ten
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:16 Guest
8:16
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Badger Thorn, are you my nemesis or my partner?
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:16 Badger Rose
8:16
Charlie Healy: 
UW fouls, Gasser with the foul as three players collide on Appling, the ball carrier
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:16 Charlie Healy
8:16
Patrick Herb: 
Tom Izzo can't imagine how only two seconds ran off the clock there. Refs are checking the monitor
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:16 Patrick Herb
8:16
Patrick Herb: 
Badgers out of timeouts now
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:16 Patrick Herb
8:17
Twitter
BadgerMBB: 
Michigan State's Appling at the line to shoot two, following Wisconsin foul. #Spartans 61 #Badgers 57. 20.1 seconds remaining in overtime. [via Twitter]
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:17 BadgerMBB
8:17
Charlie Healy: 
Appling shooting 2
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:17 Charlie Healy
8:17
Patrick Herb: 
badgers down 6... 20.1 to play
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:17 Patrick Herb
8:18
Charlie Healy: 
Makes the first, and the second
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:18 Charlie Healy
8:18
Charlie Healy: 
Taylor with a long three!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:18 Charlie Healy
8:18
Charlie Healy: 
10.2 left, Badgers down 3
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:18 Charlie Healy
8:18
Charlie Healy: 
Gasser fouls Green, he'll shoot 2
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:18 Charlie Healy
8:18
Patrick Herb: 
Wow... I tell you what.... Taylor has been impressive. Win or lose... this is an All-American performance
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:18 Patrick Herb
8:18
Patrick Herb: 
That last three almost hit the roof!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:18 Patrick Herb
8:18
Charlie Healy: 
Green misses the first!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:18 Charlie Healy
8:18
Patrick Herb: 
10.2 seconds left... MSU by ????
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:18 Patrick Herb
8:18
Charlie Healy: 
very frustruated
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:18 Charlie Healy
8:19
Patrick Herb: 
3
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:19 Patrick Herb
8:19
Charlie Healy: 
misses the second!!!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:19 Charlie Healy
8:19
Charlie Healy: 
EVANS FOR 3!!!!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:19 Charlie Healy
8:19
Charlie Healy: 
not sure about the clock though...
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:19 Charlie Healy
8:19
Charlie Healy: 
might have been late, the refs are reviewing it
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:19 Charlie Healy
8:19
Patrick Herb: 
UNREAL!!!!!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:19 Patrick Herb
8:20
Patrick Herb: 
It's off! He got it!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:20 Patrick Herb
8:20
Twitter
BadgerMBB: 
Draymond Green misses two free throws and Ryan Evans hits a RIDICULOUS three pointer on the other end to tie at buzzer. Shot under review. [via Twitter]
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:20 BadgerMBB
8:20
Charlie Healy: 
Refs still reviewing it
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:20 Charlie Healy
8:20
Patrick Herb: 
Might be checking his feet too... 2 or a 3?
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:20 Patrick Herb
8:20
Charlie Healy: 
Badgers are huddling drawing up a play for 2nd OT, Spartans are standing and staring
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:20 Charlie Healy
8:22
Patrick Herb: 
Wow... the DRAMA!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:22 Patrick Herb
8:22
[Comment From Badger RoseBadger Rose: ] 
Come back from the parking lot & cheer your Badgers!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:22 Badger Rose
8:22
[Comment From George in KentuckyGeorge in Kentucky: ] 
Is this a miracle???
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:22 George in Kentucky
8:22
Charlie Healy: 
Really interesting to see the 2 approaches by the teams. Badgers are huddling, Spartans are standing, waiting, doing nothing
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:22 Charlie Healy
8:22
Patrick Herb: 
What is TV saying?
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:22 Patrick Herb
8:23
Charlie Healy: 
Refs say no
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:23 Charlie Healy
8:23
Charlie Healy: 
That's it. Wow
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:23 Charlie Healy
8:24
Charlie Healy: 
Well, sorry about that
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:24 Charlie Healy
8:24
Twitter
BadgerMBB: 
Officials review Ryan Evans' shot at the buzzer, but determine he did not get it off in time. FINAL: #Spartans 63 #Badgers 60. [via Twitter]
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:24 BadgerMBB
8:24
Charlie Healy: 
Thanks for following along with the blog, it definitely was an exciting game
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:24 Charlie Healy
8:25
Charlie Healy: 
Saturday the Badgers return to the court to face Michigan in Ann Arbor
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:25 Charlie Healy
8:25
Charlie Healy: 
tip is set for 12:30
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:25 Charlie Healy
8:25
Charlie Healy: 
Thanks again for following along, sorry I couldn't give you a better result, but be sure to tune in again on Saturday
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:25 Charlie Healy
8:26
Charlie Healy: 
Have a good night and we'll talk to you soon. On Wisconsin!
Tuesday January 3, 2012 8:26 Charlie Healy
8:26
 

 
 
 

Big Ten Media Day in Tweets

The 2011-12 basketball season is only a couple weeks away, but things got underway on Thursday afternoon with the annual Big Ten Media Day in Chicago.

The official Twitter accounts of @BadgerMBB and @BadgerWBBall provided coverage throughout the day, but in case you missed it, we've compiled a recap of the day's events

Breaking down the Big Ten standings

MADISON, Wis. - With just three games left for each team, the Big Ten women's soccer regular season is nearing its conclusion. The conference tournament returns in 2011 after a two-year hiatus, and with Northwestern earning an automatic bid as the host school, seven spots are available for the remaining 11 schools.

Wisconsin is right in the thick of the race, sitting in fifth place with 12 points and a 3-2-3 Big Ten mark. But as you can see below, the standings are very tight down the homestretch.

Team Record  Pct. Pts. Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Opp. Pts.
Penn St. 7-1-0 .875 21 at Michigan St. at Michigan PURDUE 38
Illinois 5-2-1 .688 16 at Northwestern at Nebraska MICHIGAN 26
Michigan St. 5-3-0 .625 15 PENN ST. OHIO ST. at Northwestern 35
Michigan 4-3-1 .562 13 OHIO ST. PENN ST. at Illinois 47
Wisconsin 3-2-3 .562 12 PURDUE INDIANA IOWA 27
Iowa 3-3-2 .500 11 at Nebraska NORTHWESTERN at Wisconsin 25
Minnesota 3-3-2 .500 11 INDIANA PURDUE NEBRASKA 25
Ohio St. 3-4-1 .438 10 at Michigan at Michigan St. INDIANA 34
Purdue 3-4-1 .438 10 at Wisconsin at Minnesota at Penn State 44
Nebraska 3-5-0 .375 9 IOWA ILLINOIS at Minnesota 38
Indiana 2-6-0 .250 6 at Minnesota at Wisconsin at Ohio State 33
Northwestern 1-6-1 .188 4 ILLINOIS at Iowa MICHIGAN ST. 42


Penn State is in first place with 21 points and enjoys a five-point lead over Illinois. However, the No. 2-10 teams in the conference are separated by just seven points. Three points are awarded for a victory, so there is still a lot of movement possible left.

Next to the team's point totals are their remaining three games. The number figure on the far right is the point total of the three opponents. As you can see, Michigan has the toughest finishing stretch as the Wolverines' final opponents have 47 points between them, though they do get two of those games at home.

Conversely, Iowa and Minnesota could have an advantage as their foes combine for only 25 points each. In addition, the Gophers are aided by the fact that they don't have to leave Minneapolis for the rest of the season.

Wisconsin is also in a favorable position. All three of the Badgers' remaining games are at home, and they have the fourth-easiest schedule as Purdue (10), Indiana (6) and Iowa (11) combine for just 27 points.

The final stretch begins Friday night at McClimon Soccer Complex as the Badgers host Purdue at 7 p.m.

Position Preview: Forwards

In the final installment of a four-part series previewing the Wisconsin women's soccer team's roster, head coach Paula Wilkins breaks down the Badgers' forwards.

8/15: Goalkeepers  |  8/16: Defenders  |  8/17: Midfielders

Senior forward Laurie Nosbusch has led the Badgers in scoring in each of her three years on campus after posting seven goals as a freshman, six as a sophomore and 10 as a junior. She's back for her senior year and head coach Paula Wilkins is looking for her to continue that production in 2011.

"Laurie will be a key returner for us," Wilkins said. "She's been the leading scorer the last [three] years and will be a focus for many teams."

With Nosbusch firmly entrenched, Wilkins is turning toward a trio of freshmen to play off the senior. Specifically, Wilkins feels that Wauwatosa East product Cara Walls can provide a good counter.

"I think a good complement to [Laurie] will be Cara Walls," Wilkins explained. "She adds a different dimension that Laurie doesn't have and that's the ability to get behind people with some speed. She has the ability to score goals and they've found a great combination rate already between the two of them this season."

Walls is coming off a strong performance at the US Youth National Championships, where she helped lead FC Milwaukee to the Under-18 title. She scored four goals in the tournament, including two in the championship game, to lead all scorers.

Fellow freshmen Olivia Tehan and Nikki Greenhalgh also are coming off championship seasons and look to carry that momentum to the Badgers' season. Olivia Tehan was teammates with Walls on FC Milwaukee's title-winning team, while Nikki Greenhalgh led her high school team, Novi, to a state championship in Michigan.

"I think they bring great athletic dimension, can put people under pressure and cause problems with their work rate and athleticism," Wilkins said. "They're getting better every day in practice."

Wilkins is also hoping to see the return of Paige Adams, who was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team in 2009 after scoring three goals and adding three assists. But Adams missed all of the 2010 season due to injury and is still working her way back.

"Paige Adams was hampered with an injury last year and is coming off that right now, but she's a great combination player and I think we can keep the ball in the front half of the field more with her," Wilkins said. "She has a fantastic work rate and has great runs off the ball. She'll be a good complement to Laurie and Cara."

Position Preview: Midfielders

In the third installment of a four-part series previewing the Wisconsin women's soccer team's roster, head coach Paula Wilkins breaks down the Badgers' midfielders.


Head coach Paula Wilkins will have no shortage of options when it comes to her midfielders in the 2011 season.

At least eight different players can be relied upon, she explained, including 2010 second-team All-Big Ten honorees Erin Jacobsen and Alev Kelter.

The two excel in different facets of the game. Jacobsen tallied two assists on the year and added standout defense from the midfield position, while Kelter was third on the squad with three goals and eight points.

"Erin has always been a great defender at center-mid for us," Wilkins explained. "She is one of the reasons why we've been successful defensively. She stops a lot of the problems before they even start and has been very good.

"Alev is a physical force in the midfield. She's a returning second-team All-Regional and All-Big Ten player and will be looked upon to score some goals with her head, which is what she's really good at, and be a dominant force in the midfield."

Wilkins is looking at Monica Lam-Feist and Lauren Cochlin to pick up where they left off last season. Lam-Feist scored both goals in the Badgers' season-ending loss to Marquette in the second round of the NCAA tournament and finished third on the team with three goals and was fourth with seven points. Cochlin added a goal and assist to finish the year with three points and will look to use her speed in 2011.

"Monica has really good vision and is a good distributor of the ball in the midfield," Wilkins said. "She's able to connect a lot of parts and is dangerous in the front half of the field. Scoring the last two goals of the season against Marquette, she's coming on stronger and stronger offensively.

"At the very end of the season last year Lauren really came on strong and she had a great summer preparing. Her speed is unmatched on the team and a lot in the Big Ten. She'll be looked upon to create some problems getting behind people."

Leigh Williams and Lindsey Hamann are two midfielders who are looking to come back from ailments and Wilkins believes both will be factors.

"Leigh Williams, after getting mononucleosis and not being able to play in the NCAAs against Marquette, I think is going to come back with a vengeance her senior year," Wilkins said. "She adds a scrappy mentality that we need out there, but she's also a great attacking threat and has a great work rate.

"Lindsey Hamann has been battling injuries the last few years but we're expecting her to play a role in the midfield. She brings a good combining ability just like Julia [Roddar] and she'll be experienced in that way."

A pair of freshmen will also be looked upon to bolster the midfield play in Julia Roddar and Krissy Many. Roddar becomes the first Badger to hail from Sweden after she saw time with the Swedish National Under-15, Under-17 and Under-19 teams. Many helped Naperville Central in Illinois to three conference and regional titles.

"Julia brings some international experience with the Swedish national team," Wilkins said. "She's a very good technical player who can connect passes and will create good combination play in the front half of the field. She has a good engine and good work rate and I'm excited to see her.

"Krissy Many is just a really good physical presence in terms of what she can do. She's very good in the air, almost equal to Alev, and I think that element will be something we need."

With proven commodities, players looking to build on late season success, players looking to bounce back from injuries and players looking to make a name for themselves, things are looking bright for the midfielders in 2011.

Position Preview: Defenders

In the second installment of a four-part series previewing the Wisconsin women's soccer team's roster, head coach Paula Wilkins breaks down the Badgers' defenders.


The Badgers return the core of their defensive unit that was the stingiest in all of the Big Ten last season.

For the season, the Badgers led the league by yielding just 11 goals overall and 0.52 goals per game. The squad also posted 12 shutouts on the year to tie for the conference lead.

In addition, including overtime periods, the Badgers did not give up a goal in span that lasted nearly 930 minutes last season from Sept. 5 to Oct. 15. This snapped the previous record set by the 1985 team for most minutes without allowing a goal.

Head coach Paula Wilkins is relying on veteran leadership in 2011 to produce similar results, starting with senior Meghan Flannery, who was a first-team All-Big Ten selection last season.

"We have Meghan Flannery returning who is an All-Big Ten player and will anchor the back," Wilkins said. "She's been great in the transition from midfielder to outside-back to center-back. She's a good leader and has good field vision."

Also part of the defensive unit are juniors Lindsey Johnson and Joana Bielefeld and sophomore Catie Sessions. Johnson, who was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team in 2009, started all 20 games a year ago, while Bielefeld played in 14 contests after transferring in from Ohio University. Sessions played in 19 games and, like Johnson, earned a spot on the All-Freshman squad.

"Lindsey Johnson and Catie Sessions were both All-Big Ten freshmen at one point. They're great attacking defenders with great mentality to get forward," Wilkins added. "They'll be generating a lot of our offense there.

"Joana Bielefeld has had experience there. She'll play essentially in the back or outside wide. She had great experience in the spring coming from Ohio University."

A pair of youngsters also could play prominently in the defense, including a member of the Badgers' freshman class.

"Lauren Reid is a young freshman who has come in and shown promise," Wilkins said. "Being able to play off the left side, she's very technical and has a really good engine. I think she's going to be another good attacking back in the style that we like to play with.

"Ali Heller, who is coming back slowly from injury, will probably play a role in one of those spots as the season wears on. We're hoping to get her back in the mix very quickly."

With these pieces in place, the defensive unit looks to be a definite strength going into the new season.

Position Preview: Goalkeepers

In the first installment of a four-part series previewing the Wisconsin women's soccer team's roster, head coach Paula Wilkins breaks down the Badgers' goalkeepers.

Wisconsin returns all four goalkeepers from last season's roster that put forth one of the finest defensive seasons in school history.

The Badgers allowed only 11 goals in 20 games which is the fewest for the program since women's soccer became a sport in the Big Ten Conference in 1994. The team was even better in conference play, yielding just three goals to establish another program best.

From Sept. 10-Oct. 10, the Badgers held nine straight opponents without a goal, matching the 1985 squad for the longest shutout streak in school history.

Then a junior, Michele Dalton posted eight shutouts in the nine-game stretch and finished the year with 11 clean sheets, the fourth-best number in school history and the most since 1989. Dalton was named second-team All-Big Ten for the season and head coach Paula Wilkins is counting on her again in 2011.

"Obviously [Michele] had a great season last year and her return will give us some stability and some experience in there," Wilkins said. "She'll be looked upon again to manage the game well and we'll need her to make some big saves to keep us in the game like she did last year."

Joining Dalton are fellow senior Lauren Gunderson, junior Olivia Hoff and sophomore Genevieve Richard.

Gunderson started both games she played in last year, including a clean sheet against South Dakota State on Sept. 10.

Neither Hoff nor Richard has seen time in net for the Badgers, but have gained valuable experience throughout their careers.

Hoff won two state championships with FC Milwaukee in 2007 and 2009 and Richard gained experience on the international level representing Canada at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in New Zealand in 2010.

"Genevieve Richard comes with great experience playing in the U-17 World Cup which obviously makes the environment for the starting position competitive," Wilkins said. "Olivia Hoff has gotten better and better every spring, while Lauren Gunderson brings great experience and has gotten opportunities in the past.

"I think it's one of the most experienced goalkeeping crews that we've had in my five years here."


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