It's only the third of the year yet Wisconsin has three home losses this college basketball season. Seriously, when do the Badgers lose more than twice at the Kohl Center in an entire season? Let alone three times? No. 18 Wisconsin fell to 12-4 overall and 1-2 in the Big Ten with a 63-60, overtime loss to No. 10 Michigan State (14-2, 3-0) tonight. What a way for Tom Izzo to … [Read more...] about CONTROVERSIAL Buzzer Beater Ending as #10 Michigan St. wins at #18 Wisconsin
Thursday was Big Ten basketball media day, and with it came a set of special quotes and soundbites. Sure, this day is all about college basketball message control. The Universities and SIDs trying to manipulate the information they want you to have, but it doesn't mean there aren't some interesting and articulate statements out there. When you get all the coaches and some of … [Read more...] about Big 10 Hoops Media Day: Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Purdue
Since 2009, we all saw this coming. Back then Big Ten basketball was dominated by a large group of sophomores that would only raise the conference profile higher to it's peak in 2011. And we knew that once that group was gone (Kalin Lucas, Talor Battle, JaJuan Johnson, E'Twaun Moore, Durrell Summers, Demetri McCamey etc.) the next year would see the conference take a small step … [Read more...] about Big Ten Basketball Season to Take a Small Step Down This Year
By Paul M. Banks Getting a road win at Wisconsin's Kohl Center is like a great Chris Rock routine with out the F-word in it. Some things just never naturally occur in life. I knew the '04-'05 Illini were a special bunch when they came into this God awful house of horrors and won handily. Other than that famous game which ended the Sconnies' well-documented winning streak, I … [Read more...] about Illini PHAT Tuesday!!! Illinois WINS at Kohl Center!