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,...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers says Wisconsin will somehow beat Duke to win the NCAA men's basketball championship.
Evers, a Wisconsin alumnus, issued a news release Thursday...
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...
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...
Michigan State's Cassius Winston is The Associated Press player of the year in the Big Ten Conference and Purdue's Matt Painter is its coach of the year.
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...
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...
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...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As Brevin Prtizl stepped to the foul line with less than 2 seconds left and the game all but won, the chant rained down from the student section: "MVP! MVP!"
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...
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 (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...
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...
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.
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.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan avenged its loss to Wisconsin last month — and coach John Beilein wants no part of a rubber match against the Badgers.
"Ethan Happ said to me after the game: 'I hope to see you again this season,'" Beilein said. "No Ethan. I don't want to see you again the rest of my life."
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After hugging his Wisconsin teammates to celebrate their sixth straight victory, Ethan Happ walked by Minnesota's student section on his way off the court with a wide smile, a sarcastic wave and a couple of blown kisses .
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.
A look at the upcoming week around the Big Ten Conference:
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) — 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.
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).
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).
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.
A look at the upcoming week around the Big Ten Conference:
A look at the upcoming week around the Big Ten:
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.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Minnesota coach Richard Pitino dared No. 22 Wisconsin to beat the Golden Gophers from the 3-point arc and the free throw line.
The Badgers weren't up to the challenge.
Amir Coffey scored 21 points and Minnesota put Wisconsin in an early hole before holding off a furious rally to win 59-52 on Thursday night. The Gophers (12-2, 2-1 Big Ten) ended an eight-game losing streak in the rivalry with their first victory at Wisconsin since 2009.
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) — Every so often, Wisconsin's Ethan Happ makes a move around the bucket that reminds some college basketball experts of an NBA Hall of Fame forward.
It's more about how Happ freed himself to get to the hoop for the 25th-ranked Badgers than the shot itself.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ethan Happ is now Wisconsin's leading rebounder. He's in the top 10 for scoring.
And with four more assists, he'll crack the top 10 in that category as well.
That all-around game from the 6-foot, 10-inch forward was on full display Saturday as his third straight double-double to open the season led Wisconsin to an easy 96-59 win over Houston Baptist.
The Huskies (1-2) had no answer for Happ, who scored 15 points and grabbed a game high 12 rebounds for Wisconsin (3-0).
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ethan Happ scored 15 points and became Wisconsin's all-time leading rebounder as the Badgers pounded Houston Baptist 96-59 on Saturday.
The Huskies (1-2) had no answer for Happ, who registered his third straight double-double to open the season with a game high 12 rebounds for Wisconsin (3-0).
That included rebound No. 905 in the first half, pushing him past Claude Gregory, who played for the Badgers from 1978-81. Happ now has 911 for his career.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Ethan Happ flipped in a one-handed shot, and then drove past a defender for a dunk. With the game at a turning point, the 6-foot-10 forward did whatever he wanted and put Wisconsin in control.
Happ followed his triple-double in Wisconsin's opener with another dominant performance Tuesday night, getting 30 points and 13 rebounds as the Badgers pulled away to a 77-68 victory over Xavier in the Gavitt Tipoff Games.
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.
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.
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.
A variety of factors prevented Kansas State's Dean Wade, Wisconsin's Ethan Happ and Kentucky newcomer Reid Travis from ending the season the way they would have wanted last year.
They want their senior years to conclude differently.
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.
Carsen Edwards went through the NBA draft combine and multiple workouts before deciding to return for his junior season at Purdue.
The Boilermakers are sure happy he did after losing four seniors and most of their scoring.
Ohio State's Keita Bates-Diop is The Associated Press player of the year in the Big Ten Conference and the Buckeyes' Chris Holtmann is its coach of the year.
Bates-Diop and Purdue's Carsen Edwards were unanimous picks to the AP All-Big Ten team also announced Wednesday, the first day of the conference tournament in New York. Michigan State freshman Jaren Jackson Jr. was picked as newcomer of the year and defensive player of the year in voting by 12 journalists who cover the league.