MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Friday night was perhaps the most emotional home opener in the history of the Wisconsin men's basketball program.
Kobe King scored a game-high 18 points, Nate Reuvers...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Day by day. That's the approach by coach Greg Gard and Wisconsin this season.
If figuring out how to replace three-time All-Big Ten performer Ethan Happ wasn't enough,...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The University of Wisconsin said Sunday the wife and daughter of men's basketball assistant coach Howard Moore were killed in a Michigan automobile accident.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Wisconsin coach Greg Gard wasn't sure whether to be mad at his players for blowing a 23-point second-half lead at Ohio State or happy they found a way to...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin coach Greg Gard said he had a feeling Ethan Happ would have a good game against Iowa.
He was right.
Happ did a little bit of everything to help No. 21...
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.
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.
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.
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.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ethan Happ and the Wisconsin Badgers finally closed out a tight game. Against No. 2 Michigan, too.
Happ had 26 points and 10 rebounds as Wisconsin handed the Wolverines their first loss of the season, breaking away in the final minute for a 64-54 victory Saturday.
Fans rushed the floor after the Badgers (12-6, 4-3 Big Ten) finished off the upset. The victory came after Wisconsin dropped back-to-back games that came down to the stretch.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — After two straight defeats, the Wisconsin Badgers got back to what's made them successful in the past.
Ethan Happ had 22 points and eight rebounds as No. 22 Wisconsin stopped a midseason slide by routing Penn State 71-52 on Sunday. The Badgers held Penn State's talented starting guards to 22 points combined on a night when the Nittany Lions made just 20 of 53 field goal attempts and committed 16 turnovers.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Western Kentucky rode a big performance from a freshman guard to another win over an AP Top 25 opponent.
Dalano Banton nearly had a triple-double and the Hilltoppers caught fire in the second half to beat No. 15 Wisconsin 83-76 on Saturday.
Banton had eight points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists, helping Western Kentucky beat a ranked foe for the second time this season. The Hilltoppers upset then-No. 13 West Virginia in November.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Often, Wisconsin coach Greg Gard says, Wisconsin's defense feeds off its offense. And once the Badgers started capitalizing on opportunities Saturday, the other end took care of itself.
Playing for the first time in nine days, the Badgers shook off an early challenge from Grambling State to beat the Tigers 84-53. Along the way, Ethan Happ led the Badgers (10-2) with 19 points and grabbed his 1,000th career rebound.
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.
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.
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.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin reserve forward Alex Illikainen is leaving the basketball team, sapping depth for an already thin frontcourt.
The Badgers say that he will remain enrolled at the university. Coach Greg Gard thanked Illikainen for his contributions.
The rarely-used senior averaged 1.5 points and 1.3 rebounds in 85 career games. He still figured to be an option off the bench at times because of his experience, especially if starters Ethan Happ and Nathan Reuvers got into foul trouble.
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin forward Aleem Ford is out indefinitely with a knee injury, a blow to the Badgers' frontcourt depth.
Ford will have surgery, but is expected to return later this season, the team said on Wednesday.
The 6-foot-8 Ford figured to be the first forward off the bench for coach Greg Gard's team. He averaged 5.8 points and shot a team-high 40.9 percent from 3-point range in playing all 33 games, including 20 starts.
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).
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The first Wisconsin player to jog on to the court for practice was Ethan Happ, beating the next teammate by about a couple minutes.
There is no time to waste if one of the country's premier big men wants to lead the Badgers back to the NCAA Tournament.
With all five starters returning, Wisconsin is determined to start a new streak after a rare losing season kept them out of the tourney for the first time in nearly two decades.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has signed the son of former NBA guard Rod Strickland and a 7-footer from Minnesota to its latest recruiting class.
Six-foot-2 guard Tai Strickland and center Joe Hedstrom signed letters of intent on Wednesday. They will be eligible starting this fall, joining November signee Taylor Currie.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Reserve forward Andy Van Vliet plans to transfer from Wisconsin after three years with the program.
Coach Greg Gard says the 7-foot jump-shooter was granted his release to explore a transfer on Tuesday.
Van Vliet appeared in 31 games over two seasons, averaging 3.4 points and 1.4 rebounds in 2017-18. He had career highs of 18 points and eight rebounds in the season opener against South Carolina State.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Once the stings wears away from the first season without an NCAA Tournament in two decades, the Wisconsin Badgers can focus on the future.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin made stops and hit their 3s down the stretch of a tight game.
The hard lessons from a challenging season might be finally paying off for a young team.
Brevin Pritzl scored 20 points, including two 3s in overtime, Ethan Happ led a defensive resurgence over the final 10 minutes and hit the game-tying bucket in regulation and the Badgers beat Minnesota 73-63 on Monday night.
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.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Miles Bridges looked comfortable, effortlessly making jump shots toward the end of a tumultuous day at Michigan State.
Bridges scored 24 points and the sixth-ranked Spartans beat the Wisconsin Badgers 76-61 on Friday night, less than 12 hours after athletic director Mark Hollis announced his retirement amid the outcry over how the school handled allegations against Larry Nassar.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Greg Gard looked down at the stat sheet to find something to harp on about Ethan Happ.
He missed four foul shots and committed three turnovers. But those miscues got glossed over by all the good things that Happ did on Tuesday night.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — With nonconference play now wrapped up, Wisconsin coach Greg Gard is looking for one thing: consistency.
Saturday's win was a step in the right direction on that front as the Badgers cruised to an 82-53 win over UMass Lowell.
The win comes three days after Gard expressed frustration with a drop off on the defensive end during the second half of an 82-70 win over Chicago State.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The last two Big Ten teams to make the Final Four are off to wildly different starts this year.
Stacked Michigan State looks like a favorite to return to the national semifinals for the first time since 2015, when Wisconsin gave the Big Ten a Final Four twosome.
Just getting above .500 before league play picks up again would be an achievement for the young Badgers after an injury-plagued start to this season.
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.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The last 48 hours weren't easy for the Wisconsin Badgers who had all day Sunday plus a long flight into Happy Valley on Monday to stew over their worst home loss in nearly a decade.
Penn State nearly extended that misery, but a potential go-ahead 3-pointer by Tony Carr bounced off the rim with two seconds to play and the Badgers held on for a 64-63 win.
"It's nice to see a bounce back and look like a Wisconsin team should look," Badgers coach Greg Gard said.