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Kentucky Earns No. 1 Nod In AP Hoops Preseason Poll

Arizona is ranked No. 2, and Wisconsin is No. 3.

CBS Chicago–10/31/2014

Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon. (Tom Lynn/Getty Images)

Emma: Quest To Be The Best Is What Drives Wisconsin’s Gordon

“It drives me,” Melvin Gordon says of seeing the other top running backs’ accomplishments.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2014

Bo Ryan. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Emma: High Hopes Don’t Faze Badgers

“We have a lot of expectations of ourselves,”Frank Kaminsky says.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2014

Former Wisconsin coach and current athletic director Barry Alvarez. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Wisch: Badgers Shows Us Illini Football Can Be More

Wisconsin was once in the doldrums and is now a Big Ten power.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2014

Justin Jackson #28 of the Northwestern Wildcats runs against the Wisconsin Badgers during the first half on October 4, 2014 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Jackson, Northwestern Beat No. 17 Wisconsin 20-14

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.

10/04/2014

Kentucky Wildcats players celebrate after a one-point victory over the Wisconsin Badgers. James Young #1 of the Kentucky Wildcats reacts after defeating the Wisconsin Badgers 74-73 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at AT&T Stadium on April 5, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Kentucky 74-73 Over Wisconsin, To Play For Title

Aaron Harrison hit a 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds left to lift Kentucky to a one-point victory over Wisconsin.

04/05/2014

Howard Moore and Frank Kaminsky. (Getty Images)

Hoge: Finding ‘Frankie’ — Meet The Man Who Discovered Frank Kaminsky

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.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2014

Traevon Jackson of the Wisconsin Badgers drives on Aaron Gordon of the Arizona Wildcats in the second half during the West Regional Final. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Beats Arizona 64-63 In OT In West Region

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.

03/29/2014

Sam Dekker of the Wisconsin Badgers dunks the ball as Isaiah Austin of the Baylor Bears looks on in the second half during the regional semifinal of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Routs Baylor 69-52 To Reach West Final

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.

03/27/2014

Ben Brust hits a three against American in the NCAA Tournament. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Hoge: Brust, Kaminsky Represent The Illinois Products Who Got Away

There are no Illinois teams in the NCAA Tournament, but there are plenty of Illinois products.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2014

Joseph Bertrand  of the Illinois fights Josh Gasser of the Wisconsin Badgers for a loose ball. (Credit: Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

No. 4 Wisconsin Routs No. 23 Illinois 95-70

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.

01/08/2014

Barry Alvarez.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Wisch: Alvarez’s Wisconsin Remains Blueprint For Illini

here was a time when Wisconsin football was Illinois football.

670 The Score–10/19/2013

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Ole Miss Stuns Wisconsin, Wins First NCAA Tournament Game Since 2002

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.

03/22/2013

Sam Dekker. (Photo by Jamie

Mississippi Beats Wisconsin 57-46 In NCAA Tourney

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.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2013

Bo Ryan. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Defying Reason, Bo Ryan Keeps Doing It At Wisconsin

Never one to gloat, Bo Ryan had to stop himself from being too modest Saturday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2013

Jared Berggren. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Defeats Michigan In Big Ten Tournament

Ben Brust scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half and No. 22 Wisconsin knocked off sixth-ranked Michigan 68-59 in the second round of the Big Ten tournament on Friday.

670 The Score–03/15/2013

Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Hoge: Examining The Floor/Ceiling For The Big Ten’s Eight Contenders

Let’s take a look at the floor and ceiling for each Big Ten contender as the regular season nears an end.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2013

Keith Appling.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Silverman: Forget Football, Big Ten Is Now A Basketball Conference

The 2012-13 college basketball season has been even better than most for the Big Ten. This is the year that the Big Ten is talented, powerful and deep.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2013

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Wisconsin Beats No. 3 Michigan 65-62 In OT

Ben Brust hit a shot from just inside midcourt to tie the game at the end of regulation and added a tie-breaking 3 with less than 40 seconds left in overtime as Wisconsin beat No. 3 Michigan 65-62 on Saturday.

02/09/2013

Deshaun Thomas #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes drives to the basket to score two of his game-high 25 points past Mike Bruesewitz #31 of the Wisconsin Badgers in the second half on January 29, 2013 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 58-49.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Thomas Scores 25 To Lead Buckeyes Over Badgers

Deshaun Thomas scored 25 points, including 10 during a game-breaking 15-0 second-half run, to lead No. 11 Ohio State past Wisconsin 58-49 on Tuesday night.

01/29/2013

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