This week on the Wisconsin Basketball Roundtable, former BadgersJosh 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.
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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This week Josh Gasser, Mike Bruesewitz and Charlie Wills talks about what the Badgers need to do to get back on the winning track and, perhaps, the importance of sitting the injured Bronson Koenig in time for the all-important run in March.
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What should we expect to see in the BIg Ten Championship between Wisconsin and Penn State? Should the winner get into the College Football Playoffs? These are just some of the questions three former Badgers answer on this week’s Wisconsin Football Roundtable show. Click on the audio link to hear from former Badgers Brooks Bollinger, Gabe Carimi and Matt Bernstein as the current Badgers gear up for the big showdown in Indianapolis.