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2017 Schedule
22-6, 2nd in Big Ten
Which highly rated team is poised for early exit? (0:46)

Can Badgers keep heat on Boilers?

When Wisconsin visits Michigan State on Sunday, the Badgers will know if a win will put them in a first-place tie with Purdue in the Big Ten. The Spartans will close out their season schedule at the Breslin Student Events Center having won their last four games there. (Sunday, 4 p.m. ET) Preview


Josh Gasser, Wisconsin Badgers

Former Badgers guard Josh Gasser joins Gabe Neitzel and Greg Scalzo at The Edgewater in Madison to talk Wisconsin hoops, NBA trade deadline and more.

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Badgers' woes against unranked foes

Wisconsin had no trouble beating unranked teams until recently losing to Northwestern, Michigan and Ohio State. Unranked Michigan State is up next.

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OSU has its best night from deep in a decade

In its upset of No. 16 Wisconsin, Ohio State shot 62.5 percent (10-of-16) from 3-point range. That's the Buckeyes' highest percentage from beyond the arc since 2006. (ESPN Stats & Info)

Ohio State tops Wisconsin at home (0:54)
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Watch: Badgers getting edge in Columbus

With Bronson Koenig expected to return to the starting lineup, Wisconsin is seen as the favorite on the road against Ohio State on Thursday by ESPN's BPI. Wisconsin needs a win to keep pace atop the Big Ten standings with Purdue. (9 p.m., ESPN/WatchESPN)


Will Big Ten seedings shake up again?

Michigan will play at Rutgers on Wednesday night while No. 24 Maryland hosts Minnesota. The Terrapins, Wolverines and Golden Gophers all risk their future NCAA tournament seeding.


Josh Gasser joins Wilde and Tausch

Former Badgers basketball star Josh Gasser joins Wilde and Rob Demovsky to talk about his favorite opponents on the court and his freshman year of college.


Markus Howard or Bronson Koenig?

Would you rather have Marquette star Markus Howard or Wisconsin veteran Bronson Koenig running your team for the NCAA tournament?

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona and Minnesota were in for top-10 sophomore Matthew Hurt today. Notre Dame and Wisconsin will watch him tomorrow.

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Lots of movement on five-seed line

Cincinnati and Wisconsin are joined by SMU, which rises after beating Houston, and Virginia, which slips after losing to North Carolina.

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Gonzaga, Villanova, Kansas top men's poll

Gonzaga, Villanova and Kansas are the top three teams in the Associated Press men's college basketball poll for the third straight week.


It's jammed up atop Big Ten

Wisconsin's win over Maryland on Sunday leaves the Badgers tied with Purdue for first place with Maryland one game behind. After that, Northwestern, Michigan State, Minnesota and Michigan are all within one game of each other in the loss column.

Big second half propels Wisconsin past Maryland (1:28)

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

The Badgers' scoring woes has become a major theme entering Sunday's home game against Maryland; Wisconsin had averaged under 40 percent from the field in its last six games, and scored just 117 points in 123 possessions in back-to-back losses to Northwestern and Michigan last week. Sunday wasn't exactly pretty -- UW shot 41.4 percent (including 2 of 12 from 3) and scored just 71 points in 66 trips -- but stout defense and a second-half surge earned them the much-needed win.

Hayes feeds Happ for the one-handed slam (0:22)

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

Wisconsin starting to settle in a little bit in the second half against Maryland. Melo Trimble has the Terps very much in the game, but still: This is the most comfortable the Badgers have looked in a minute.

Happ spins off of defender for reverse lay-in and-1 (0:27)
Trimble lays in graceful basket (0:18)

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Wisconsin.will start D'Mitrik Trice today at the point against Maryland in a Big Ten showdown in Madison. Bronson Koenig's status for today is still uncertain. He missed the loss at Michigan due to a lower leg strain.

Team Stats

Points Per Game73.1Tied-186th
Rebounds Per Game38.0Tied-71st
Assists Per Game13.8Tied-157th
Points Allowed61.37th

Tournament History

Final Fours4
Tournament Record36-21
Championship Seasons1941
Tournament Appearances22