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...
Wisconsin faces Nebraska in Big Ten quarters
Nebraska (18-15, 8-14) vs. No. 4 seed Wisconsin (22-9, 14-6)
Big Ten Tourney Quarterfinals, United Center, Chicago; Friday, 2 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: A spot in the Big Ten semifinals is...
Ohio State faces tough test vs No. 21 Wisconsin
No. 21 Wisconsin (21-9, 13-6) vs. Ohio State (18-12, 8-11)
Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio; Sunday, 3:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: No. 21 Wisconsin presents a tough challenge for Ohio...
Iowa faces tough test vs No. 21 Wisconsin
Iowa (21-8, 10-8) vs. No. 21 Wisconsin (20-9, 12-6)
Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 21 Wisconsin presents a tough challenge for Iowa. Iowa has...
Pritzl’s hot hand leads Wisconsin past Penn State
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Brevin Pritzl scored 17 points on 5-for-5 shooting, helping No. 19 Wisconsin beat Penn State 61-57 on Saturday.
Pritzl, a reserve for Wisconsin (20-9, 12-6 Big Ten),...
No. 19 Wisconsin looks to extend streak vs Penn State
Penn State (12-16, 5-12) vs. No. 19 Wisconsin (19-9, 11-6)
Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 19 Wisconsin looks for its 11th straight win in the...
Langford scores 22, Hoosiers beat No. 19 Badgers in 2OT
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Romeo Langford gave Indiana the boost its been looking for for nearly two months.
The freshman guard made the go-ahead layup with under a second to go in the second...
No. 19 Wisconsin looks to extend streak vs Indiana
No. 19 Wisconsin (19-8, 11-5) vs. Indiana (13-14, 4-12)
Assembly Hall, Bloomington, Indiana; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 19 Wisconsin looks for its sixth straight win in 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...
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.
No. 19 Wisconsin holds off Minnesota 56-51; 6th win in a row
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ethan Happ and the Wisconsin Badgers brought momentum with them on this trip to Minnesota — and a bad memory, too.
That month-ago loss to the Gophers was avenged with another vintage defensive effort.
Happ had 15 points and 13 rebounds to help No. 19 Wisconsin hang on to beat Minnesota 56-51 on Wednesday, the sixth straight win for the Badgers.
"Gritty group that I've got," coach Greg Gard said.
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).
Reuvers scores 22 to lead Wisconsin past Illinois 72-60
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — With All-American Ethan Happ on the bench with foul trouble, Nate Reuvers stepped up, scoring a game-high 22 points and grabbing 10 rebounds to lead Wisconsin past Illinois 72-60 on Wednesday night.
It was the sophomore's first career double-double, and it couldn't have come at a more opportune time for the Badgers.
D'Mitrik Trice and Khalil Iverson added 16 and 12 points, respectively, for Wisconsin (13-6, 5-3 Big Ten).
Reuvers scores 22 to lead Wisconsin past Illinois 72-60
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Nate Reuvers scored a game-high 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Wisconsin beat Illinois 72-60 on Wednesday night.
D'Mitrik Trice and Khalil Iverson added 16 and 12 points respectively for Wisconsin (13-6,5-3 Big Ten).
Giorgi Bezhanishvili scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and Aaron Jordan added 10 points for Illinois (5-14,1-7).
Edwards scores 36 to lead Purdue over Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Carsen Edwards wasn't flawless Friday. But Purdue coach Matt Painter says he found his rhythm.
Coming off a poor shooting performance in a loss to Michigan State on Tuesday, Edwards scored 36 points as Purdue outlasted Wisconsin 84-80 in overtime.
Happ scores 20, rallies No. 12 Badgers past Rutgers 69-64
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin coach Greg Gard didn't need to be reminded that the No. 12 Badgers used a second-half rally for the third straight game to secure a victory.
Ethan Happ scored a game-high 20 points and D'Mitrik Trice added 14 as Wisconsin beat Rutgers 69-64 on Monday night in its Big Ten home opener.
"We've played good teams; look at the stretch we've been through," Gard said of the Badgers, who bested then-No 14 Iowa on the road and NC State heading into the Rutgers game.
Trice, No. 22 Wisconsin win at No. 14 Iowa 72-66
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The matchup between the resurgent Badgers and Hawkeyes lived up to its billing — with Wisconsin sophomore D'Mitrik Trice stepping up to hit the game's biggest basket after star Ethan Happ fouled out.
Trice scored 20 points, including a crucial 3 with 20 seconds left, and 22nd-ranked Wisconsin held off No. 14 Iowa 72-66 on Friday night in the Big Ten opener for both teams.
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.
The Latest: Butler beats Middle Tennessee in Atlantis
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — The Latest on the second day at the Battle 4 Atlantis (all times local):
Sean McDermott scored 21 points by tying the tournament record of seven 3-pointers, part of Butler's Atlantis-record 16 made 3s in an 84-53 win against Middle Tennessee in Thursday's consolation bracket at the Battle 4 Atlantis.
D’Mitrik Trice leads Wisconsin over Coppin State
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ethan Happ has fans.
Coppin State coach Juan Dixon, for one, has been impressed by the Wisconsin preseason All-American for some time.
Happ recorded the second triple-double in Wisconsin history in the season opener Tuesday night, sparking the Badgers to an 85-63 win over Dixon and the Eagles
An assistant at Maryland, Dixon had the chance to watch Happ early in his career.
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 guard D’Mitrik Trice says injured right foot ‘back to normal’
After testing his right foot repeatedly over the past month, D’Mitrik Trice is confident the injury that sidelined him for most of the 2017-18 season is in his rear-view mirror.
“It’s felt back to normal,” Trice said.
Trice is one of three UW guards in various stages of recovery as the team wraps up spring drills and takes a break until summer workouts begin in mid-June.
Prior to the Badgers’ postseason banquet on Wednesday night, Trice said his foot is 100 percent.
Badgers men’s basketball: Point guard D’Mitrik Trice returns to practice
While D’Mitrik Trice is still waiting to be cleared for game action, the sophomore point guard on the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team took a big step Wednesday in his return from a foot injury.
Trice, who has missed nine consecutive games, took part in the possessions portion of practice for the first time since undergoing surgery on Dec. 11 to repair a fracture in his right foot. He’s listed as questionable for the game against Illinois on Friday night at the Kohl Center.
Happ’s double-double leads Wisconsin past Chicago State
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin coach Greg Gard says the Badgers have little margin for error with the players they're missing.
It showed Wednesday as the Badgers beat Chicago State 82-70 in a closer-than-expected contest.
The Cougars (2-14) have now lost 10 straight and nine of their losses on the season have been by an average of 38 points. But Gard said the Badgers (7-7) were too inconsistent defensively, giving Chicago State confidence.
Wisconsin loses guard Kobe King to season-ending knee injury
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The injury news keeps getting worse for Wisconsin.
The team said Monday that freshman guard Kobe King would miss the rest of the season following left knee surgery.
One of three promising newcomers to the roster this year, King averaged 5.2 points after playing in each of the first 10 games. He is eligible to apply for a medical redshirt.
Badgers men’s basketball: Guards D’Mitrik Trice, Kobe King out indefinitely with injuries
The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team, already low on experience and depth in the backcourt, will be without two of its guards indefinitely.
Sophomore point guard D’Mitrik Trice will undergo surgery on his right foot on Monday and is expected to miss at least four weeks.
Meanwhile, the team announced that freshman wing Kobe King is out indefinitely with a left knee injury. According to a source, King was injured during practice Friday.
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: Sophomore guard D’Mitrik Trice embraces leadership role
The Springfield Broncos were a juggernaut back in the mid-2000s, becoming the first team to win three consecutive titles in the Western Ohio Junior Football Conference.
That three-peat for the Pee Wee Football program based in a suburb northeast of Dayton was in jeopardy of being derailed by an injury to Tyree Kinnel in a semifinal game. These days, Kinnel is the starting free safety for the Michigan Wolverines; back then, he was a two-way standout for the Broncos.
Wisconsin Preview Capsule
Last season: 27-10; lost to Florida in regional semifinals of NCAA Tournament
Coach: Greg Gard
Conference: Big Ten
Who's gone: F Nigel Hayes, F Vitto Brown, G Bronson Koenig, G Zak Showalter, G Jordan Hill
Wisconsin beats NZ Breakers 85-75 in overseas opener
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Wisconsin got off to a winning start on its five-game trip to New Zealand and Australia on Tuesday, beating the New Zealand Breakers 85-75.
The Badgers were tied 57-57 after three quarters but pulled away to win the first of their two games in New Zealand. They will next play a Breakers selection in the North Island city of Tauranga on Thursday before playing three games in Australia on the 12-day trip.
Badgers men’s basketball: D’Mitrik Trice ready to assume point guard reins
Experience is a relative term these days with the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team.
So, relatively speaking, sophomore point guard D’Mitrik Trice — with two whole starts on his resume — ranks as a grizzled veteran with the 2017-18 Badgers.
With the departure of four senior starters, including point guard Bronson Koenig, Trice is being counted on expanded leadership duties on and off the court. And after one season as Koenig’s understudy, Trice says he’s ready to meet the challenge.
Guard Jordan Hill leaving Wisconsin, explores transfer
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jordan Hill is leaving Wisconsin after his junior season and plans to consider his options as a graduate transfer, leaving the team short another experienced player in the backcourt.
Coach Greg Gard said Wednesday that Hill was granted his release from the program. Hill is scheduled to graduate in May.
Hill averaged 9.9 minutes and 1.5 minutes this season, playing in 35 games and giving Gard a defensive-minded guard off the bench.
Koenig hits 5 3s on Senior Day, No. 22 Badgers beats Gophers
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Bronson Koenig had a disappointing start to his final home game at Wisconsin, spending most of the first half watching from the bench because of foul trouble.
The sharpshooting senior point guard came out firing from 3-point range after halftime, providing a second-half spark in the No. 22 Badgers' 66-49 victory over Minnesota on Sunday night.
No. 11 Wisconsin without PG Bronson Koenig against Michigan
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — No. 11 Wisconsin was without point guard Bronson Koenig against Michigan because of a calf strain in his left leg.
The Badgers gave freshman D'Mitrik Trice his first start in place of Koenig on Thursday night.
Koenig is averaging 13.4 points along with two-plus assists and two-plus rebounds. He played through the injury in the previous game, a loss to Northwestern, and was limited to two points on 1-of-8 shooting.
Wisconsin shows no rust in breezing by Florida A&M
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Reserve D'Mitrik Trice scored 14 points and Vitto Brown added 11 and eight rebounds as No. 14 Wisconsin breezed past Florida A&M 90-37 on Friday night.
The game came after an eight-day layoff for the Badgers (11-2) as they finished final exams. But they showed few signs of rust.