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.
Tom Oates: Many factors contribute to UW’s recruitment of the state’s top basketball talent
In the wake of last week’s star-studded state boys basketball tournament, I keep hearing the same question over and over:
Why can’t the University of Wisconsin recruit any high-profile players from the state?
To begin with, the question is wrong. UW coach Greg Gard signed the best player from last year’s class, Kobe King. Having said that, there clearly is a trend toward top players either leaving the state or going to Marquette.
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.
Badgers men’s basketball: No more waiting for Wisconsin’s T.J. Schlundt
T.J. Schlundt waited and waited, not knowing when he’d get significant minutes with the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team.
Or if he’d ever get them, for that matter.
The time has come for the junior guard from Oconomowoc. Injuries have depleted the Badgers’ backcourt — freshman wing Kobe King (left knee) will miss the rest of the season, while sophomore point guard D’Mitrik Trice (right foot) is out indefinitely — forcing UW coach Greg Gard to go deep on his bench.
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: Kobe King ruled out for season with knee injury
Freshman wing Kobe King will miss the rest of the season, leaving the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team without a key reserve in the backcourt.
According to a news release, King is scheduled to undergo knee surgery on Monday. The La Crosse native injured his left knee in practice Friday, a day before the Badgers fell to 4-7 with an 82-63 loss to Marquette on Saturday.
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.
MADISON, Wis. — The news got worse for the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team on and off the court on Saturday.
Thirty minutes before the Badgers were blown out by in-state rival Marquette on their home floor, Wisconsin announced it would be without two of its key players indefinitely.
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: After rough start, freshman Kobe King grows game
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Kobe King was warned.
Coaches and teammates on the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team cautioned the freshman guard from La Crosse that going from exhibition play to the start of the regular season was more of a leap than a step.
This reminder from Badgers assistant coach Howard Moore after King had emerged as the team’s unofficial preseason MVP: “You haven’t done anything yet. Now they count.”
Badgers men’s basketball: Freshman Kobe King leads Wisconsin in scoring again in exhibition win over UW-Stout
After saying a bunch of flattering things about freshman guard Kobe King on Sunday night, University of Wisconsin men’s basketball coach Greg Gard pumped the brakes on the hype-meter.
“I don’t know where it’s going to lead for him,” Gard said after King scored a game-high 17 points in the Badgers’ 85-56 exhibition win over UW-Stout at the Kohl Center. “He’s a really talented player who hasn’t even played his first regular-season game yet. So we’ll see where it goes.”
Badgers men’s basketball: Kobe King scores game-high 16 points in Red-White scrimmage
Ethan Happ, the only returning starter for the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team, didn’t score a point during the Red-White scrimmage Sunday at the Kohl Center.
Reason for concern?
Not if you ask junior swingman Khalil Iverson, who was asked what he took away from a session in which his White team rolled to a 55-34 win over a Red team that featured Happ.
“That we have a really good team,” Iverson said, “and literally everyone can contribute something.”
- Wisconsin State JournalUW men's basketball wing Kobe King starting to assert himselfMarch 21, 2019
- Wisconsin State JournalTom Oates: Ethan Happ delivers on both ends of the court in Badgers' stunning victory over No. 2 WolverinesJanuary 20, 2019
- Wisconsin State JournalKobe King likely to get more time for Badgers Saturday vs. No. 2 MichiganJanuary 18, 2019
- Wisconsin State JournalTom Oates: Badgers done in by uncharacteristic mistakes in hard-fought loss to Golden EaglesDecember 9, 2018
- Wisconsin State JournalBadgers frustrated with new focus on hook-and-hold foulsNovember 21, 2018