A sweet set of games is headlined by the unbeaten Kentucky Wildcats.
The Badgers keep it loose to numb the pressure they face.
The Big Ten’s class consists of two teams at the top.
Matt Painter has Purdue on the brink of a return to the tournament.
Stuck in the muck of the Big Ten sits an Indiana team with all the potential to make an NCAA Tournament run or bow out in the NIT.
Wisconsin is too much for the Big Ten to handle.
It was Sam Dekker on the outside, and Frank Kaminsky all over the court. Duje Dukan provided a lift when he checked into the game, and Nigel Hayes had his share of positive moments.
Arizona is ranked No. 2, and Wisconsin is No. 3.
“It drives me,” Melvin Gordon says of seeing the other top running backs’ accomplishments.
“We have a lot of expectations of ourselves,”Frank Kaminsky says.
Wisconsin was once in the doldrums and is now a Big Ten power.
Godwin Igwebuike had three interceptions and Justin Jackson rushed for 162 yards, helping the resurgent Wildcats upset Melvin Gordon and No. 17 Wisconsin 20-14 on Saturday.
Aaron Harrison hit a 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds left to lift Kentucky to a one-point victory over Wisconsin.
The star of this year’s NCAA Tournament wasn’t heavily recruited. And the man who ultimately found Frank Kaminsky is now the head coach at UIC.
Frank Kaminsky had 28 points and 11 rebounds for Wisconsin, rallying the Badgers to a 64-63 overtime victory against Arizona to advance to the Final Four.
Ben Brust hit three 3-pointers and scored 14 points for the second-seeded Badgers who jumped to a 14-point lead in the first half and never let up on the overmatched Bears.
There are no Illinois teams in the NCAA Tournament, but there are plenty of Illinois products.
Ben Brust scored 18 points, Sam Dekker added 17 and No. 4 Wisconsin used a 20-0 run in the first half to easily beat No. 23 Illinois 95-70 on Wednesday night.
here was a time when Wisconsin football was Illinois football.
Marshall Henderson shook out of a shooting slump and scored 17 points in the second half, leading 12th-seeded Mississippi past No. 5 Wisconsin, 57-46, on Friday, giving the Rebels their first NCAA Tournament win since 2002.