99 in 99: #18 Wisconsin Badgers

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Lesson #1: never, ever under-estimate how good of a coach Bo Ryan is.  Regardless of how many players the Wisconsin Badgers lose in any given season, Ryan always has UW near the top of the Big Ten standings.  Expect more of the same this year.

The Sports Bank’s “99 in 99” ranks the 72 power conference college basketball programs and top 27 mid-majors.  Click here if you missed teams #19-#99.

By: David Kay
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Wisconsin Basketball All-Decade Team

By: David Kay

Up until the late 1990’s, the Wisconsin basketball program was mired in mediocrity and lucky to finish at or above the .500 mark.  However, the beginning of a new century marked a new era for the Badgers.

In 2000, the school made their first ever trip to the Final Four, making a magical run as an eight seed.  Since then, the Badgers have experienced continued and steady success.  It is no surprise that Bo Ryan’s arrival in Madison in 2001 helped cement Wisconsin’s status as a serious player in the college basketball scene.

Ryan has raised expectations, helping lead the Badgers to ten straight trips to the NCAA Tournament.  The 2000’s saw UW claim a share of three Big Ten titles and two Big Ten Tournament championships.  Here is a look at Wisconsin’s All-Decade Team:
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