Wisconsin Basketball Roundtable – former Badgers preview NCAA tournament

This week on the Wisconsin Basketball Roundtable, former Badgers Josh Gasser and Mike Bruesewitz talk about Wisconsin’s upcoming game vs Virginia Tech in the NCAA tournament in Buffalo, New York. The two former Badgers also give their thoughts on Wisconsin getting an 8 seed, the Badgers’ performance in the Big Ten tournament, and their personal experiences in the NCAA tournament.

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Gasser, Bruesewitz and Wills discuss tough week for Badgers and look ahead to Iowa

MADISON | On this week’s Wisconsin Basketball Roundtable,  former Badger men’s basketball players Josh Gasser, Mike Bruesewitz and Charlie Wills give their thoughts on the current Badgers losses to Ohio State and Michigan State and look ahead to Wisconsin’s showdown with Iowa.

Gasser talked about Wisconsin’s struggles defensively, giving up 80+ points in back to back games for the first time since 1993.

“When I was a defender at Wisconsin the one thing I didn’t want to do is give up easy shots,” said Gasser. “Once a guy gets confidence he’s tough to stop. In these games they let them get out in transition and get to the free throw line and made it tough on themselves. That’s something we did well all season until this week.”

Gasser is also impressed with Iowa freshman Jordan Bohannon, the younger brother of former Badgers Zach and Jason Bohannon. Jordan Bohannon is coming off a 24 point performance against Maryland last Saturday.  “I was just texting Zach Bohannon. I was giving him grief that he’s the worst Bohannon,” said Gasser. “It’s been cool to watch (Jordan) and see him do well. Zach always told me how good he is. He’s been Iowa’s best player all year. He’s the leader of the offense. In terms of Wisconsin’s recruiting, they wanted something different. D’Mitrik Trice has been great. Neither team is complaining.”

Head coach Greg Gard and the Badger coaching staff could have gone after Jordan Bohannon but opted for guard D’Mitrik Trice instead.

The Badgers have lost 4 of 5. Iowa has won two straight. Tip off between the Badgers and Hawkeyes is set for 8 o’clock Thursday night.

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Former Badgers look back at successful week, discuss game vs. Nebraska & upcoming showdown w/ Northwestern

Despite some recent struggles, the Badger men’s basketball team continues to come out on the winning end.

Former Badger men’s basketball players Josh Gasser, Mike Bruesewitz and Charlie Wills give their insight on the Badgers. All three former Wisconsin players talk about their experiences, how they feel the current Badgers need to improve, and what to expect in the upcoming week.

Click on the audio links to hear from the three former Badgers. You’ll also hear the analysis of sports director Jake Zimmermann, Zach Heilprin and Joe Miller.


Former Badgers Gasser, Bruesewitz, Wills discuss UW wins over Minn & Penn State, look ahead to Rutgers

Former Badger men’s basketball players Josh Gasser, Mike Bruesewitz and Charlie Wills discuss a variety of topics regarding the current 15th ranked Badger men’s basketball team in this week’s Wisconsin Basketball Roundtable.

Are the Badgers ranked high enough given their 17-3 record? What can the Badgers do to increase their RPI and NCAA tournament seeding despite only facing one ranked team in the final eleven games of the regular season? Is the Big Ten a weak conference? What are the former Badgers’ impressions of the recent play of Ethan Happ and Bronson Koenig?

These are just a few of the topics discussed with the former Badgers along with sports director Jake Zimmermann, Zach Heilprin and Joe Miller on this week’s Wisconsin Basketball Roundtable on the Wisconsin Sports Zone Radio Network.