Josh Gasser knows this Badger men’s basketball team extremely well having played with this group of seniors. Mike Bruesewitz and Charlie Wills have strong ties to the program and continue to stay in close contact with the team. All three former Badgers have great insight to what the current Badgers are going through. They also have stories about their time with the team that relate directly to what the current Badgers are experiencing.
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.
Former Badgers Josh Gasser, Mike Bruesewitz and Charlie Wills say they like what they saw out of the Badger men’s basketball team in the second half against Minnesota and hope it continues come tournament time. They agree seeing Bronson Koenig hit three-pointers is important. But defense is really the key to a deep tournament run.
“That’s what we hold our hat on is defense,” said Gasser. “When you lose a starter like Bronson (to foul trouble) in the first half but you hold a team like Minnesota to 29 points and stay in the game. That’s big. Hopefully that can carry over into tournament time.”
Indiana beat Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament second round on Thursday night, so the Hoosiers will play the Badgers in Friday night’s quarterfinal in Washington D.C. Mike Bruesewitz says that’s fine with him. “I think we match up better with Indiana. Plus I hate Tom Crean!”
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.
Three former Badger greats continue to give their great insight each and every week on 106.7 FM, 1670 AM The Zone and around the state on The Wisconsin Sports Zone Radio Network.
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.
Click on the audio clips to hear sports director Jake Zimmermann interview the three former Badger greats as he does each and every week.
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 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.
MADISON | Former Badger men’s basketball players Josh Gasser, Mike Bruesewitz and Charlie Wills give their thoughts on the Badgers wins over Ohio State and Michigan and look ahead to their showdown at Minnesota in this week’s Wisconsin Basketball Roundtable. They also discuss how the Badgers need to improve down the stretch of the regular season to reach their ultimate goals.
MADISON | In the first Wisconsin Basketball Roundtable of the season, former Badgers Josh Gasser, Mike Bruesewitz and Charlie Wills talk about the great 13-2 start for the current Badger men’s basketball team. Sports director Jake Zimmermann, Zach Heilprin and Joe Miller host as the former Badgers look back at Wisconsin’s win at Indiana and look ahead to their game at Purdue.
You can hear the Wisconsin Basketball Roundtable each week throughout the Badger men’s basketball season on The Zone 106.7 FM, 1670 AM in Madison and on WHOH 96.5 FM in Rhinelander. Click on the audio clips to hear this week’s show as well.