“After taking some time to reflect," senior guard Brad Davison said, "there is no place I would rather be than Madison!"
“It seemed like the best option for me because it’s a perfect fit for me — the play style, the league, the tradition that Wisconsin has,” Markus Ilver said of joining the Badgers men's basketball program. “I couldn’t say no, you know?”
Nate Reuvers has decided to begin a professional career, while Trevor Anderson is transferring to Valparaiso.
Reserve center Joe Hedstrom is the fourth UW player in the NCAA transfer portal.
Marisa Moseley admitted that she can be sarcastic and sprinkled in plenty of funny moments while also acknowledging the serious task in front of her rebuilding the Badgers women’s basketball program.
The 6-foot-11 forward played in 124 games with 104 starts over four seasons at UW. He struggled as a senior, averaging 8.3 points.
The 6-foot-4 shooting guard will have four seasons of eligibility remaining.
“I think you’re constantly looking at your roster, you’re constantly evaluating and the transfer component has to be factored in,” Gard said.
“I knew it was going to be darn near impossible to recreate what we had going last March,” Badgers coach Greg Gard said. “It became harder than I even thought."
Predicting a starting group for 2021-22? It’s nearly impossible and foolish to even attempt as UW begins an offseason of transition.
Travis Trice Sr. played two seasons at Butler and scored 24 points in his debut at the historic venue.
UW coach Greg Gard is 2-0 in one-day preps in the NCAA tournament, with upset wins over Xavier and Villanova.
“It’s going to be a great matchup,” Marquette assistant coach Jake Presutti said, “and I’m looking forward to it.”
UW hasn’t won at Mackey Arena since 2014 and is 4-42 all-time at the venue.
UW never replaced Erik Helland, who was forced to resign more than 13 months ago after using a racial epithet in front of men's basketball players.
The Badgers arrived in Indiana last Wednesday for the Big Ten tournament and will remain in the same hotel in downtown Indianapolis until they’re eliminated from the NCAA tournament.
UW went 3-7 over the second half of Big Ten play, losing five of its final six games, and finally dropped out of the rankings this week.
The UW coach passionately defended his senior guard for what Gard feels is unfair treatment by Big Ten officials and others.
UW had been ranked all season, starting at No. 7 in the preseason poll and reaching as high as No. 4.
The freshman point guard from Detroit has been on an indefinite leave from the program since October to “tend to a personal family matter,” according to a statement put out by UW at the time.
That translates to about 11% capacity at Indianapolis' Lucas Oil Stadium, which can hold around 70,000 fans for basketball.
UW visits No. 23 Purdue on Tuesday and No. 5 Iowa on Sunday to close the regular season.
The Badgers (15-7, 9-6 Big Ten) split two games last week, winning 61-48 at Nebraska on Wednesday and falling 67-59 at home to Michigan on Sunday.
UW was outscored 43-6 during one stretch in a 77-54 loss at Michigan a month ago.