MADISON— Greg Gard looked down at the stat sheet to find something to harp on about Ethan Happ. He missed four foul shots and committed three turnovers. But those miscues got glossed over by all the good things that Happ did on Tuesday night. The athletic forward had 28 points in one of his best all-around efforts of the season, and undermanned Wisconsin overcame another injury to beat Indiana 71-61. Happ hit 11 of 17 shots, adding nine rebounds, four steals and two blocks for the
MADISON — The statistic that jumps off the page for Wisconsin’s Brad Davison is that the freshman guard has taken 15 charges in 13 games this season. The mark is one shy of the career high for the Badgers program, which has been officially charting charges for six seasons. Former guard Zak Showalter holds the record with 16 during the 2015-16 season. Davison scored 18 points and took two charges in 28 minutes during Wisconsin’s 81-60 nonconference win over UW-Green Bay on
MADISON — Playing on the road against Marquette’s biggest rival, Markus Howard turned to Wisconsin’s vocal student section after making a couple 3s and gestured for fans to quiet down. All in good fun, the sharpshooting Howard said, though the sophomore will relish his first visit into the Badgers’ hostile lair. Andrew Rowsey scored 24 points on 5-of-6 shooting from 3-point range, while Howard added 23 points in the 82-63 win on Saturday over Wisconsin.
PHILADELPHIA — Take away Shizz Alston Jr. and Temple was 2 of 9 from the foul line on Wednesday night against Wisconsin. When it came down to crunch time, though, the Badgers kept fouling the wrong guy. Shizz Alston Jr. scored 22 points and hit four decisive free throws to set a school record and lead Temple to a 59-55 victory over Wisconsin. “He was not the guy we wanted to foul,” Wisconsin coach Greg Gard said. “They did a good job of getting the ball to him, and
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The last 48 hours weren’t easy for the Wisconsin Badgers, who had all day Sunday plus a long flight into Happy Valley on Monday to stew over their worst home loss in nearly two decades. Penn State nearly extended that misery, but a potential go-ahead 3-pointer by Tony Carr bounced off the rim with two seconds to play and the Badgers held on for a 64-63 win. “It’s nice to see a bounce back and look like a Wisconsin team should look,” Badgers