Tag:

University of Wisconsin Madison

Jan 28, 2017; Manhattan, NY, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Corey Sanders (3) shoots against Wisconsin Badgers guard Zak Showalter (3) during first half at Madison Square Garden. (Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)
Jan 28, 2017; Manhattan, NY, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Corey Sanders (3) shoots against Wisconsin Badgers guard Zak Showalter (3) during first half at Madison Square Garden. (Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)

Ethan Happ scored seven of his career-high 32 points in overtime and No. 15 Wisconsin overcame offensive struggles to beat Rutgers 61-54 on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.

Happ was the only player for the Badgers (18-3, 7-1 Big Ten) to shoot above 50 percent (12 for 18) and the team finished at 33.3 percent for the game (20 for 60) including 3 for 23 from 3-point range.

Tags: Rutgers University, University of Wisconsin Madison
Read More

Wisconsin's Bo Ryan announced his retirement effective immediately on Tuesday. Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Hanashiro)
Wisconsin's Bo Ryan announced his retirement effective immediately on Tuesday. Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Hanashiro)

(AP) -- The methodical brand of basketball that Bo Ryan ran at Wisconsin rarely surprised opponents as it piled up wins and two trips to the Final Four over the last two seasons.

Ryan saved the biggest shocker of his career for his final game.

The 67-year-old coach abruptly retired on Tuesday night, 12 games into the season after his Badgers beat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi two weeks before Big Ten play begins.

Tags: University of Wisconsin Madison, Adam Zagoria
Read More

Syracuse Orange players celebrate winning the championship against the Texas A&M Aggies in the 2015 Battle 4 Atlantis championship game in the Imperial Arena at the Atlantis Resort. (Kevin Jairaj)
Syracuse Orange players celebrate winning the championship against the Texas A&M Aggies in the 2015 Battle 4 Atlantis championship game in the Imperial Arena at the Atlantis Resort. (Kevin Jairaj)

As expected, Wisconsin's matchup at Syracuse in The Big Ten/ACC Challenge will pit one prominent program that's rebuilding against another reloading.

Only the roles have been reversed.

The No. 14 Orange enter Wednesday night's showdown with the struggling Badgers as one of the nation's early surprises.

Tags: University of Wisconsin Madison
Read More

Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes (10) drives against Georgetown forward Reggie Cameron (5) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Georgetown won 71-61. Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports (Anthony Gruppuso)
Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes (10) drives against Georgetown forward Reggie Cameron (5) during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Georgetown won 71-61. Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports (Anthony Gruppuso)

NEW YORK -- After losing to Maryland on Tuesday night to fall 0-2 on the young season, Reggie Cameron and the Georgetown Hoyas couldn't wait to get back on the court.

It was an added bonus for Cameron that he would be returning home to Madison Square Garden for a game against Wisconsin.

The 6-foot-7 former Hudson Catholic (N.J.) standout showed up and showed out, scoring all of his career-high 14 points in the first half as Georgetown knocked off the Badgers, 71-61, in the first semifinal of the 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden. No. 5 Duke beat VCU, 79-71, in the second semifinal.

Tags: University of Wisconsin Madison, Adam Zagoria
Read More