Wisconsin Badgers loss stings but not a season-ender

A shot at the National Championship Game is off the table, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the Wisconsin Badgers season is over.

Yes, they were outplayed in every facet of the game in a 10-7 loss to the Oregon State Beavers.

Bad play on the road is nothing new for the Badgers. Even Russell Wilson couldn’t save them from going 2-2 in true road games last season, including a game where they struggled to beat an Illinois team clearly not on the same level as them.

It might sound counter-intuitive, but there’s still a lot to like about this Badgers team. [Read more…]

Wisconsin Badgers still in the hunt for a Big Ten Title









A Bo Ryan-led Wisconsin Badgers squad will rarely impress you with pure talent, but that doesn’t mean they can’t win. The Badgers run one of the least sexy offenses in the country and play such fundamental defense that they almost lull opposing teams to sleep.

This season has been no different with the #22 Badgers checking in at 19-6 and 8-4 in the Big Ten Conference, just a game and a half back of the #3 Ohio State Buckeyes (21-3, 9-2).

One difference that has popped up this season is the Badgers solid play on the road. Did you know the Badgers have lost more games at home than on the road? With an overtime win against the Minnesota Golden Gophers, Wisconsin improved to 6-2 away from the Kohl Center.

With three of the next four games on the road, the Badgers hopes for a Big Ten Title will ride on continuing to compete outside the state-lines. [Read more…]

Why Does #13 Wisconsin Play So Much Better At Home?

The Iowa Hawkeyes gave the #13 Wisconsin Badgers all they could handle in forty minutes of play on Wednesday. It wasn’t until overtime that the Badgers (18-5, 8-3) pulled ahead for a 62-59 win over the improving Hawkeyes (10-14, 3-9).

Starting forward Jon Leuer flaunted his Big Ten Player of the Week award by posting 19 points and a career-high 15 rebounds to help the Badgers rally past Iowa.

While the Badgers have been untouchable at the Kohl Center, the road has been an entirely different story in 2010-11.

By: Nick Grays

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