No. 19 Wisconsin tops Nebraska 66-62 in Big 10 tourney
CHICAGO (AP) — With every clutch play by Nate Reuvers and company, Wisconsin showed it's much more than just Ethan Happ.
Reuvers scored 14 points, D'Mitrik Trice hit a big 3-pointer and the...
Davison has 16 points, No. 22 Wisconsin beats Northwestern
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Brad Davison is OK with these late-season nail-biters.
Davison scored 16 points, D'Mitrik Trice and Ethan Happ added 14 points apiece and No. 22 Wisconsin held off...
No. 3 Virginia finishes sweep of No. 20 Virginia Tech, 64-58
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Kyle Guy scored 23 points and No. 3 Virginia pulled away in the second half to beat No. 20 Virginia Tech 64-58 on Monday night.
Ty Jerome added 16 points and De'Andre Hunter had 10 for the Cavaliers (23-2, 11-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who swept the regular-season series with their state rivals and won for the sixth time in their last eight visits to Cassell Coliseum.
Davison, Iverson lead No. 22 Wisconsin over Illinois, 64-58
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — With leading scorer Ethan Happ struggling, Wisconsin coach Greg Gard benched his star down the stretch and looked for someone else to lead the Badgers past Illinois.
Brad Davison and Khalil Iverson answered the call.
Davison scored 18 points, Iverson added 16 and the No. 22 Badgers held off Illinois 64-58 on Monday night with their leading scorer on the bench for the final four minutes.
Winston outduels Happ in Michigan State win
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo called it grit. Perhaps no Spartan embodied that more Tuesday night than his point guard.
Cassius Winston scored 23 points to help No. 11 Michigan State beat 20th-ranked Wisconsin 67-59.
In doing so, the Michigan State (20-5, 11-3 Big Ten) star outdueled Wisconsin's Ethan Happ, who scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.
Davison, Happ, No. 24 Wisconsin beat No. 21 Maryland 69-61
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin is used to getting production out of Ethan Happ and Brad Davison.
Lately, role players such as Aleem Ford have been coming up big, too.
Davison scored 21 points and Happ added 18 points and 11 rebounds as the 24th-ranked Badgers beat No. 21 Maryland 69-61 on Friday night.
No. 24 Wisconsin wins its 4th straight, 62-51 over Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Wisconsin star Ethan Happ had trouble getting going on the offensive end in the second half.
Brad Davison was happy to help.
The sophomore guard scored 10 of his 13 points after halftime to fuel No. 24 Wisconsin's decisive surge in a 62-51 win over Nebraska on Tuesday night.
Happ’s triple-double leads Wisconsin past Northwestern
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — D'Mitrik Trice knows when opponents double team Ethan Happ in the post, it creates opportunities for the Badgers on the perimeter.
Saturday was an example of what happens when Happ finds open teammates and they're sharp from outside.
Happ’s triple-double leads Wisconsin past Northwestern
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ethan Happ registered his second triple-double of the season as Wisconsin beat Northwestern 62-46 on Saturday.
Happ finished with 13 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for Wisconsin (14-6, 6-3 Big Ten). D'Mitrik Trice and Brad Davison added 18 points apiece.
Meanwhile, Northwestern (12-8, 3-6) turned in its worst shooting performance of the season, hitting just 30 percent from the field. That included 7 of 30 in the second half (23 percent).
No. 16 Wisconsin overwhelms Savannah State 101-60
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Finally, Wisconsin had a breather.
The 16th-ranked Badgers dominated back home against an overmatched team following a seven-game stretch versus power conference foes.
Brad Davison scored a season-high 24 points and Wisconsin had a school-record 69 first-half points to overwhelm Savannah State 101-60 on Thursday night.
Happ helps No. 22 Badgers withstand NC State in 79-75 win
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — With every win in what has been a rugged early-season schedule, No. 22 Wisconsin is proving that last year may have been just a fluke.
The Badgers are back to their old, reliable ways - getting clutch stops and key contributions from different players.
Ethan Happ had 19 points and 11 rebounds, D'Mitrik Trice hit a long jumper with 23.6 seconds left and Wisconsin withstood North Carolina State's in-your-face defense to rally for a 79-75 win on Tuesday night.
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 Badgers guard Brad Davison has ‘successful’ surgery to repair shoulder
Three days after his freshman season with the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team ended, Brad Davison underwent surgery to repair his injured left shoulder Monday.
On its Twitter account, the program provided an update on the surgery and said that it was “successful,” according to Dr. John Orwin, one of the team’s physicians.
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.
Tom Oates: Too bad Wisconsin men’s basketball team can’t keep playing after late-season rise
NEW YORK -- A month ago, most people who follow the University of Wisconsin men's basketball team couldn't wait for the season to end.
New York – For the second time in less than a week, Michigan State found itself in a dogfight with Wisconsin.
And for the second time, the Spartans found a way to win, getting a late 3-pointer from Matt McQuaid to hold off the Badgers, 63-60, in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament at Madison Square Garden on Friday.
The win sends top-seeded Michigan State (29-3) to the tournament semifinals on Saturday, when it will face the winner of Michigan and Nebraska, who play Friday afternoon.
Spartans regain lead by halftime
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- Wisconsin State JournalWisconsin Badgers escape with 69-64 win over Northwestern WildcatsFebruary 24, 2019
- Wisconsin State JournalTeam effort propels Wisconsin Badgers to 64-58 win over Illinois Fighting IlliniFebruary 19, 2019
- Wisconsin State JournalControversy follows Wisconsin's Brad Davison through Big TenFebruary 12, 2019
Wisconsin Badgers pull out 59-54 win over Maryland Terrapins in Big Ten tournament
NEW YORK – Continuing a late-season tradition Thursday, Brad Davison wrote an inspirational message on a whiteboard inside the Madison Square Garden locker room occupied by the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team.
Using a blue dry erase marker, the freshman guard kept it short and sweet: BE SPECIAL.
Davison elaborated on the meaning after the Badgers kept their season going with a 59-54 victory over Maryland in a Big Ten tournament game.
Wisconsin Badgers get their wish in matchup with Michigan State Spartans
NEW YORK – Since a home loss to No. 2 Michigan State to end the regular season on Sunday, the members of the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team have made it clear that they wanted another shot at the Spartans.
The Badgers will get it Friday in a Big Ten Conference tournament quarterfinal at Madison Square Garden.
NEW YORK (AP) — After struggling with injuries and poor play most of the season, Wisconsin is peaking at the right time.
Brevin Pritzl broke a tie with a foul-line jumper with 28 seconds left and Khalil Iverson secured the win with a steal in the waning seconds, leading Wisconsin past Maryland 59-54 on Thursday in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament.
Maryland bows out of Big Ten tournament with loss to Wisconsin in first game
Maryland's stay in New York City for the Big Ten tournament didn't last long.
The ninth-seeded Terrapins lost their first game of the tournament to No. 8 Wisconsin 59-54 Thursday afternoon at Madison Square Garden.
Kevin Huerter led Maryland (19-13) with 20 points, Anthony Cowan had 16 and Bruno Fernando put up 12 points and nine rebounds.
G Brad Davison shoulders load at Wisconsin through injury
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin freshman Brad Davison carries a heavy load at a school that doesn't typically give first-year players so much responsibility.
Imagine how good he could be if he wasn't playing through a left shoulder injury.
Wisconsin Badgers junior Ethan Happ earns All-Big Ten honors for second straight season
Ethan Happ earned first-team All-Big Ten honors for the second consecutive season, but he wasn’t the no-brainer pick he was a year ago.
The conference announced its 2017-18 awards Monday, and the junior center on the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team was rewarded despite the program’s worst season in 20 years. While Happ was named a first-team pick by the media, he landed on the coaches’ second team; he was a unanimous selection as a sophomore.
Wisconsin Badgers give Michigan State Spartans a run for their money before falling 68-63
The legend of Brad Davison grew Sunday afternoon at the Kohl Center.
There was only one thing missing, and it just happened to be the thing that matters the most to the gritty freshman guard on the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team.
“I’m really all about winning,” Davison said after the Badgers’ 68-63 loss to No. 2 Michigan State. “That’s really all I care about.”
Tom Oates: Wisconsin Badgers continue to show growth in battle with Michigan State
After the University of Wisconsin's gallant effort fell just short against second-ranked Michigan State Sunday at the Kohl Center, freshman guard Brad Davison spoke in the locker room about a possible rematch with the Spartans in the Big Ten conference tournament later this week.
Brad Davison was riding a wave of euphoria Thursday night when he was asked what a stunning victory over No. 6 Purdue could do for the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team.
Wisconsin Badgers use late run to down Minnesota Golden Gophers 73-63 in overtime
Minnesota did an effective job Monday night of limiting Ethan Happ, who has been the only consistent source of offense for the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team this season.
Fortunately for the Badgers, sophomore guard Brevin Pritzl and freshman guard Brad Davison were able to pick up the slack.
Pritzl scored a career-high 20 points and Davison added 19 – one off his career high – to help UW rally for a 73-63 overtime victory over the Golden Gophers at the Kohl Center.
Brad Davisons freshman season at Wisconsin playing through injury might end up becoming the stuff of legend.
Badgers fans surely will look back on his career years from now and recall that time when Davison first dislocated his left shoulder against Baylor in November, got it popped back in and returned to the game.
After the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team lost at Maryland a week ago, Brad Davison gingerly made his way out of the visiting locker room with ice packs covering his rear end.
Much has been made about a left shoulder injury that has limited the freshman guard for almost the entire season. And when Davison was slow to get up after a collision in the game against the Terrapins, those watching might have wondered if his shoulder had popped out of its socket once again.
Madison, Wis. — There are places that have been unkind to Michigan.
And then there's the Kohl Center, where leaving with a loss has been the norm for quite some time.
The Wolverines bucked the trend and hung on to beat Wisconsin, 83-72, Sunday to leave Madison with just their second win since 2000.
Happ scores 27, Wisconsin beats Illinois 78-69
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Ethan Happ scored 27 points on 12-of-20 shooting to lead Wisconsin to a series record 13th straight win over Illinois, 78-69 Thursday at the State Farm Center.
The Illini last defeated the Badgers on Jan. 2, 2011, in Champaign.
Brevin Pritzl scored 15 and Brad Davison added 14 points for the Badgers (11-15, 4-9 Big Ten). Happ, who averages 17.4 points per game, also had six rebounds, eight assists, two steals and three blocks.
Northwestern rides hot start to beat Wisconsin 60-52
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A switch to a zone defense may be just what Northwestern needed to get going in Big Ten play.
At the least, the zone has given the Wildcats a spark during a tough road stretch.
Derek Pardon scored 17 points on 8-of-8 shooting, and Northwestern rode a game-opening 18-1 run to beat Wisconsin 60-52 on Thursday night.
Mike Kelley, Dick Bennett can relate to Badgers’ struggles this season
After answering questions for five minutes Wednesday morning, Mike Kelley had one of his own.
The former standout for the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team wondered aloud how one of the current Badgers, freshman guard Brad Davison, is holding up as a struggling team reaches the stretch run of the 2017-18 season.
The inexperienced University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team has been enrolled in the school of hard knocks this season, and nowhere has that been more evident than when the Badgers leave the supportive surroundings of the Kohl Center.
Entering Monday night’s home game against surprising Nebraska, UW had a 9-3 record at the Kohl Center compared to 1-9 away from home.
Badgers men’s basketball: Wisconsin snaps losing streak with 75-50 win over Illinois
The shot clock was winding down in the second half Friday night when Brevin Pritzl forced up a deep, contested prayer from 3-point range that appeared to have no chance of going through the hoop.
It banked in, much to the delight of the sophomore guard on the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team and the crowd at the Kohl Center.
It was that kind of night for Pritzl and the Badgers, who snapped a three-game losing streak with a 75-50 victory over Illinois.
Wisconsin ends slump, beats Illinois 75-50
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — He scores, he rebounds, he leads the press break at 6 feet, 10 inches tall.
Not an everyday combination for a post player, but Ethan Happ doesn't want you to forget he played point guard early in his high school career before he shot up.
It all added up Friday to 16 points, 10 rebounds and five assists as Happ as Wisconsin broke out of an offensive slump to beat Illinois 75-50.
Arguably the best boys basketball class in Minnesota history has more than lived up to that distinction in their freshman seasons.
McKinley Wrights breakaway dunk against Arizona on Saturday was the latest example and a stamp on Colorados incredible week that also included taking down No. 4 Arizona State in overtime.
Badgers men’s basketball: Wisconsin’s winning streak ends as Rutgers hangs on for 64-60 win
The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team let a chance at a Big Ten road win slip away Friday night at the Rutgers Athletic Center.
Junior guard Corey Sanders scored a game-high 23 points that included two big shots down the stretch, and Rutgers earned its first conference win beat by beating the mistake-prone Badgers 64-60 in Piscataway, New Jersey.
Badgers men’s basketball: Freshman guard Brad Davison plays though separated shoulder, and plays well
Brad Davison tries not to think about his injured left shoulder when he’s on the court.
That’s easier said than done for the freshman guard, who has been one of the few bright spots this season for the struggling University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team.
“I try to forget about it,” Davison said earlier this month. “But it’s definitely something, there’s a lot of possessions throughout a game where I can feel it, whether it gets tugged or I run into a screen or I get bumped.
Badgers men’s basketball: Wisconsin cruises to 81-60 victory over UW-Green Bay
One of the benefits of having more than a week between games was it allowed the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team to focus on itself rather than an upcoming opponent.
“I saw some signs of improvement,” UW coach Greg Gard said. “They did a good job of carrying that improvement over to the game.”
That was true on both ends of the floor for the Badgers during their 81-60 victory over UW-Green Bay on Saturday evening at the Kohl Center.
MADISON, Wis. — One of the benefits of having more than a week between games was it allowed the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team to focus on itself rather than an upcoming opponent.
“I saw some signs of improvement,” Wisconsin coach Greg Gard said. “They did a good job of carrying that improvement over to the game.”
That was true on both ends of the floor for the Badgers during their 81-60 victory over Wisconsin-Green Bay on Saturday evening at the Kohl Center.
Davison, Happ help Wisconsin cruise past Green Bay 81-60.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The statistic that jumps off the page for Wisconsin's Brad Davison is that the freshman guard has taken 15 charges in 13 games this season.
The mark is one shy of the career high for the Badgers program, which has been officially charting charges for six seasons. Former guard Zak Showalter holds the record with 16 during the 2015-16 season.
Davison scored 18 points and took two charges in 28 minutes during Wisconsin's 81-60 nonconference win over Green Bay on Saturday night.
Badgers men’s basketball: Brad Davison helps Wisconsin pull out 81-80 win over Western Kentucky
The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball was in any-way-possible mode Wednesday night.
Stuck in a rut and down two key players, the Badgers desperately needed a win. It didn’t matter to them whether it was pretty, ugly or even controversial.
As it turned out, UW’s 81-80 victory over Western Kentucky at the Kohl Center included all three of those elements.
Davison FT gives Wisconsin 81-80 win over W Kentucky
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Western Kentucky coach Rick Stansbury has seen enough road games to not want an outcome determined by a last-moment call by an official.
But Stansbury and the Hilltoppers got one on Wednesday night at the Kohl Center.
Brad Davison's free throw with two seconds to go lifted Wisconsin to an 81-80 win against Western Kentucky.
Injured guards Trice, King out for struggling Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin guards D'Mitrik Trice and Kobe King are out indefinitely with injuries, depleting the backcourt on a team already struggling to score.
The team announced the injuries before the game Saturday against state rival Marquette.
Trice will have surgery on his right foot Monday and won't begin rehab for at least two weeks after the procedure. The sophomore is averaging 9.4 points and playing a team-high 31.5 minutes a game.
Badgers men’s basketball: Freshman Brad Davison held out of practice with shoulder injury
Freshman guard Brad Davison was held out of practice Thursday with a shoulder injury as the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team gets set to start Big Ten Conference play.
A week after injuring his left shoulder during a loss to Baylor in the Hall of Fame Classic, Davison re-injured it during the second half of the Badgers’ 49-37 loss at No. 18 Virginia on Monday night.
MSU’s Jackson, Minnesota’s Pitts earn Big Ten honors
Cassius Winston wasn't the only member of the Michigan State men's basketball team to earn individual honors for a strong week of work at the PK80 Invitational.
The sophomore point guard, who won MVP honors in helping the Spartans win the Victory bracket in the PK80 Invitational, is joined by forward Jaren Jackson Jr., who on Monday earned Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week honors.