Wisconsin preview capsule
Last season: 15-18, missed NCAA Tournament for first time in 19 years.
Coach: Greg Gard.
Conference: Big Ten.
Who's gone: Reserve forwards Aaron Moesch and Andy Van Vliet (transferred to William & Mary).
Wisconsin men’s basketball team eyes 3 more seasons with core group, but key questions must be answered
NEW YORK — As University of Wisconsin men’s basketball players, coaches and support staff exchanged hugs in the locker room Friday afternoon, multiple people delivered the same three-word message to the young man who appeared to be taking the loss the hardest.
Seen and heard at the Kohl Center as Wisconsin falls to Michigan State
The University of Wisconsin honored Aaron Moesch, T.J. Schlundt and Matt Ferris on Sunday, which was Senior Day at the Kohl Center as the Badgers men’s basketball team hosted the second-ranked Michigan State Spartans.
Moesch (No. 5), Schlundt, (20), and Ferris (4) received framed Wisconsin basketball jerseys with their numbers during a presentation before the game, where the team’s student managers were also recognized.
Friendship far from over for UW basketball players Aaron Moesch, Matt Ferris
They had been roommates for all of two weeks when Aaron Moesch decided it was time to deliver a bold statement to Matt Ferris.
“Ferry,” Moesch said, “you’re going to be in my wedding.”
It didn’t matter to Moesch that there were no marriage plans in his immediate future or that his friendship with Ferris was barely a year old. He had learned enough about Ferris to know that when that big day came, Moesch wanted him to be part of it.
Foreign tours give college hoops teams a boost
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Wisconsin's players hung out with koalas and kangaroos, learned the Haka dance, milked a cow and played a prank on former walk-on forward Aaron Moesch to reveal he would be on scholarship this season.
While Down Under, the Badgers also played five games, had 10 extra practices and gained valuable bonding time to prepare for 2017-18 with a young team.
Badgers men’s basketball: Aaron Moesch shows he can be more than just the ‘Handshake guy’
Aaron Moesch is the final player to greet the starters when they’re announced before games — “I’m the handshake guy,” he said — and that’s usually where the on-court suspense ends for the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team’s junior forward.
But that wasn’t the case Tuesday night, when Moesch was called into action late in the first half of the No. 10 Badgers’ 57-43 victory at Illinois.