Wisconsin Rumors & News

  • Florida beats Wisconsin on Chiozza's 3-pointer at OT buzzer

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- It was Chris Chiozza's breakneck speed leading to his 3-point buzzer-beater that impressed his coach in Florida's dramatic 84-83 overtime win over Wisconsin in the NCAA East Regional semifinal on Friday night in Madison Square Garden. The junior guard raced three-quarters of the..." March 25

  • Hayes, Wisconsin derail defending champ Villanova

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Down goes 'Nova. Nigel Hayes scored 19 points and made the winning layup with 11.4 seconds remaining as No. 8 seed Wisconsin upset defending champion Villanova 65-62 on Saturday in an NCAA Tournament second-round game at KeyBank Center. "Seeds don't matter," Wisconsin..." March 18

  • Wisconsin dumps VT, earns matchup with 'Nova

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Every time Virginia Tech threatened, Wisconsin had an answer. Usually in the form of Bronson Koenig. After all, what is a senior guard supposed to do in the NCAA Tournament except set the bar higher? With many of his career-high 28 points coming in clutch..." March 17

  • Eighth-seeded Michigan claims Big Ten tournament title

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Michigan head coach John Beilein stood on a podium at center court at the Verizon Center, with confetti falling on his head. The veteran mentor, who has coached at every level of college hoops, choked up as he spoke about his team that survived an aborted airport takeoff..." March 12

  • Wisconsin thrashes Northwestern, gains Big Ten title game

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Zak Showalter sat on a chair under a white dry erase board, relaxing in the visiting NBA locker room at the Verizon Center in the nation's capital. The Wisconsin guard twirled a water bottle in his hands and wore a white T-shirt that read: "MARCH INTO APRIL." The..." March 11

  • No. 24 Wisconsin surges in second half against Indiana

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A contrast in how to share the ball was on display here Friday night in a Big Ten Conference Tournament quarterfinal contest. Unselfish Wisconsin, the No. 2 seed, had five players in double figures and had 15 assists on 27 baskets. "They shared the ball," said..." March 10

  • No. 22 Wisconsin stops skid, Minnesota with defense

    The Sports Xchange "MADISON, Wis. -- Coach Greg Gard takes pride in No. 22 Wisconsin's defense, and the Badgers delivered a second-half crackdown to sweep the two-game season series with Minnesota. Senior guard Bronson Koenig scored a game-high 17 points as Wisconsin defeated Minnesota 66-49 in the Big Ten..." March 05

  • Iowa upends No. 22 Wisconsin 59-57

    The Sports Xchange "MADISON, Wis. -- Iowa freshman Jordan Bohannon spent part of his childhood watching older brothers Jason and Zach Bohannon compete on Wisconsin basketball teams. So for the rookie from Marion, Iowa, to hit a game-winning 3-pointer against the Badgers with his family in attendance at the Kohl..." March 03

  • Ward helps Michigan St. upend No. 16 Wisconsin

    The Sports Xchange "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- You couldn't have blamed Michigan State if they decided to rename their annual "Senior Day" on Sunday against No. 16 Wisconsin. With the way the game played out and how significant it turned out to be for the Spartans, "Freshman Carrying the Day" was much more..." February 26

  • Ohio State stops No. 16 Wisconsin

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- No. 16 Wisconsin dug a hole so big in the first half Thursday night that it turned out to be impossible to escape. The Badgers not only were unable to catch Ohio State in Value City Arena, but the 83-73 loss left them some catching up to do in the Big Ten race. The..." February 24

  • No. 11 Wisconsin rallies to beat No. 23 Maryland

    The Sports Xchange "MADISON, Wis. -- Senior forward Nigel Hayes and sophomore forward Ethan Happ made the most of their time in the paint for No. 11 Wisconsin against Maryland. Hayes posted a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds as the Badgers rallied to a 71-60 win over No. 23 Maryland on Sunday..." February 19

  • Michigan upsets No. 11 Wisconsin

    The Sports Xchange "ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The Zak Irvin sighting couldn't have been a more welcome sight for Michigan and its fans on Thursday. Irvin wasn't injured or absent for Michigan, but his customary offensive contributions was missing of late. That changed on Thursday, and at a great time against..." February 16

  • Northwestern knocks off No. 7 Wisconsin

    The Sports Xchange "MADISON, Wis. -- Northwestern clinched a signature win over a ranked opponent and polished its resume in an effort to claim the program's first NCAA Tournament berth. Bryant McIntosh scored a game-high 25 points and Northwestern snapped No. 7 Wisconsin's eight-game winning streak with a..." February 12

  • No. 7 Wisconsin escapes with OT win at Nebraska

    The Sports Xchange "LINCOLN, Neb. -- No. 7 Wisconsin survived an overtime challenge from a team that already knocked off two ranked opponents, earning a 70-69 victory over Nebraska on Thursday night in a Big Ten game. Preseason Big Ten Player of the Year Nigel Hayes made a 3-pointer from the top of the key with..." February 10

  • No. 10 Wisconsin stops Indiana for Big Ten lead

    The Sports Xchange "MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin senior forward Nigel Hayes didn't need a reminder that it's tough to win in NCAA Division I basketball. The carnage one day prior to No. 10 Wisconsin's 65-60 Big Ten Conference win against Indiana on Sunday at the Kohl Center told the tale, as six teams ranked in..." February 05

  • No. 10 Wisconsin defeats Illinois for 11th straight time

    The Sports Xchange "CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- After the first 10 minutes Tuesday night, 10th-ranked Wisconsin struggled to find the basket. Even so, the Badgers made sure Illinois never found a groove offensively. Holding the Fighting Illini to 27.6 percent shooting from the field, Wisconsin stayed in a tie with..." February 01

  • Happ helps No. 15 Wisconsin survive Rutgers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Ethan Happ rescued No. 15 Wisconsin out of a scoring funk, delivering a career-high 32 points as the Badgers survived a scare, knocking off Rutgers 61-54 in overtime on Saturday at Madison Square Garden. Happ scored seven points in the overtime. He shot 12 of 18 as Wisconsin..." January 28

  • Koenig leads No. 15 Wisconsin to rout of Penn State

    The Sports Xchange "MADISON, Wis. -- Adjustments on defense and valuable contributions from veteran players boosted No. 15 Wisconsin to its fourth straight victory. Senior guard Bronson Koenig scored 20 points to lift the Badgers to an 82-55 Big Ten Conference victory over Penn State on Tuesday night at the..." January 25

  • Happ lifts No. 17 Wisconsin to OT win vs. Minnesota

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Wisconsin sophomore Ethan Happ couldn't help but sprawl out on the Williams Arena court when a final shot attempt for Minnesota missed the mark. Happ and the No. 17 Badgers put in a full day's work and survived against the young, upstart Gophers. Happ scored 28 points,..." January 21

  • Koenig paces No. 17 Wisconsin past Michigan

    The Sports Xchange "MADISON, Wis. -- Tough, physical battles are what players and coaches come to expect game after game in the Big Ten Conference. Tuesday night was a perfect example for Michigan and No. 17 Wisconsin. Senior guard Bronson Koenig scored a team-high 16 points to help Wisconsin fend off..." January 18

  • No. 18 Wisconsin wallops Ohio State 89-66

    The Sports Xchange "MADISON, Wis. -- If Wisconsin senior guard Bronson Koenig finds his shooting rhythm from long range, opponents often have a tough time halting the veteran. Such was the case for Ohio State on Thursday night. Koenig scored a game-high 21 points to lead No. 18 Wisconsin to an 89-66..." January 12

  • No. 20 Purdue tops No. 13 Wisconsin

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Having lost an overtime home game to Minnesota on New Year's Day, No. 20 Purdue certainly couldn't afford a second Big Ten loss in Mackey Arena in a week if the Boilermakers hope to challenge for the conference regular-season championship. Big men Caleb Swanigan and..." January 08

  • No. 13 Wisconsin makes it 9 straight at Indiana

    The Sports Xchange "BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- As the voice of experience, a senior who has been to two NCAA Final Fours, Bronson Koenig kept repeating the same message Tuesday in 13th-ranked Wisconsin's challenging visit to No. 25 Indiana. "I just told everybody to stay calm during the storm, when we knew the..." January 03

  • No. 14 Badgers blast Rutgers in Big Ten opener

    The Sports Xchange "MADISON, Wis. -- Senior forward Nigel Hayes continues to improve facets of his game and senior guard Zak Showalter is peaking at a good time on offense for No. 14 Wisconsin. Hayes scored a game-high 20 points to pace No. 14 Wisconsin to a 72-52 win against Rutgers on Tuesday night at the..." December 27

  • No. 14 Wisconsin rolls past Florida A&M

    The Sports Xchange "MADISON, Wis. -- After eight days off to focus on final exams, this was the perfect situation for No. 14 Wisconsin to restart its engines with conference play on the horizon: a struggling mid-major team playing its second game in 24 hours without its two leading scorers. Freshman guard..." December 24

  • No. 14 Wisconsin powers past Green Bay

    The Sports Xchange "MADISON, Wis. -- Senior guard Zak Showalter might not get as much attention on opponent's scouting reports as other shooters for No. 14 Wisconsin. But teams likely will take more notice after Showalter's effort in Wisconsin's 73-59 victory against Green Bay on Wednesday night at the Kohl..." December 15

  • No. 17 Wisconsin rallies past Marquette

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- A lot has changed for Wisconsin Badgers in the year since Marquette walked out of the Kohl Center after a stunning 57-55 upset. The Badgers got a new coach, turned around what looked to be a lost season and made a run back to the Sweet 16. But a year later, the sour taste left..." December 10

  • No. 17 Wisconsin buries Idaho State 78-44

    The Sports Xchange "MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin's Zak Showalter took his assignment on defense seriously in holding Idaho State's Ethan Telfair to two points and Badgers guard Bronson Koenig scored a game-high 21 points in a 78-44 rout on Wednesday night at the Kohl Center. While scoring came relatively easy for..." December 07

  • No. 17 Wisconsin rolls past Oklahoma

    The Sports Xchange "MADISON, Wis. -- Coach Greg Gard is always focused on Wisconsin being a defense-first team. When the 17th-ranked Badgers faced a slim first-half deficit against Oklahoma, Gard delivered a stern halftime message - and senior forward Nigel Hayes did the heavy lifting in the second half...." December 03

  • No. 17 Wisconsin subdues No. 22 Syracuse

    The Sports Xchange "MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin sophomore forward Ethan Happ and senior forward Nigel Hayes did a masterful job navigating through Syracuse's 2-3 zone defense. Happ scored a game-high 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to pace No. 17 Wisconsin to a 77-60 victory over No. 22 Syracuse in the Big..." November 29

  • Hayes, Happ lead No. 16 Wisconsin over PrairieView A&M

    The Sports Xchange "MADISON, Wis. -- Senior forward Nigel Hayes was quick to dismiss discussion of his aim to attack the rim often in No. 16 Wisconsin's 95-50 rout against Prairie View A&M. Hayes scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Badgers to the victory on Sunday at the Kohl Center. Sophomore forward..." November 27

  • Woman who had affair with Bo Ryan sues Wisconsin officials

    Wisconsin State Journal "A woman who was romantically involved with former University of Wisconsin men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan on Wednesday sued several top university officials, alleging they deprived her of due process, defamed her and invaded her privacy. A complaint filed by Robin Van Ert, 42, in federal court..." November 25

  • No. 4 Tar Heels pull away from Badgers to win Maui

    The Sports Xchange "National championships are won in March -- not in Maui -- but No. 4 North Carolina made an early statement with a 71-56 victory over No. 16 Wisconsin in the championship game of the Maui Invitational on Wednesday night at the Lahaina Civic Center. Tournament MVP Joel Berry II scored 22..." November 24

  • No. 16 Wisconsin pulls away from Georgetown in Maui

    The Sports Xchange "Wisconsin coach Greg Gard said his team's performance Tuesday night wasn't pretty, but it was impressive. Sophomore forward Ethan Happ scored 19 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, and No. 16 Wisconsin pulled away from Georgetown in the second half for a 73-57 victory Tuesday in a semifinal of..." November 22

  • Koenig carries No. 16 Wisconsin past Tennessee in Maui

    The Sports Xchange "It looked like it was going to be an easy morning game for Wisconsin when it scored the first 12 points of the game. But ultimately the 16th-ranked Badgers had to come from behind to get the win. Bronson Koenig scored 21 points as Wisconsin rallied for a 74-62 win over Tennessee in the..." November 21

  • No. 9 Wisconsin takes care of Chicago State

    The Sports Xchange "MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin coach Greg Gard rotated players early and often in the ninth-ranked Badgers' 69-51 win against Chicago State on Thursday night. Senior forward Vitto Brown scored a team-high 12 points to pace Wisconsin (2-1) at the Kohl Center. Sophomore guard Khalil Iverson..." November 17

  • No. 22 Creighton knocks off No. 9 Wisconsin

    The Sports Xchange "OMAHA, Neb. -- A trio of three-point possessions in 47 seconds led 22nd-ranked Creighton to a 79-67 upset of ninth-ranked Wisconsin on Tuesday in one of the Big Ten-Big East Gavitt Tipoff Games. Leading the way for Creighton (2-0) were guards Maurice Watson Jr., Khyri Thomas and Marcus..." November 16

  • Koenig carries No. 9 Wisconsin past Central Arkansas

    The Sports Xchange "MADISON, Wis. -- Senior forward Nigel Hayes and No. 9 Wisconsin routed Central Arkansas in the season-opening game for both teams. The Badgers, featuring four seniors and a junior in their starting lineup, would not let the home opener resemble last season's stunner, when Western Illinois..." November 11

  • Wisconsin players cite campus racial inequalities, demand change

    ESPN "Several University of Wisconsin athletes used their Twitter accounts Monday night to post a statement demanding change in racial inequalities on campus. The message came in the wake of an incident at an Oct. 29 home football game in which two people were involved with a Halloween costume depicting..." November 08

  • Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes Asks People for Money With 'Broke Athlete' Sign During 'College GameDay'

    Complex "Wisconsin basketball player Nigel Hayes is one of the many college athletes who thinks he should be paid by the NCAA for competing at the collegiate level. For proof of that, look no further than some of the tweets he sent out on Friday night. Thing is, unless you follow Hayes on social media,..." October 15

  • Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes seems like the wrong guy to be protesting the NCAA

    Sporting News - NCAAB "On May 24, Nigel Hayes made the public announcement that he was withdrawing his name from the NBA Draft’s early entry list. “There are a lot of pros to not going pro,” he said at the time. But one of the cons is that you are not a pro. This was very much Hayes’ choice. Of the athletes in..." October 15

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