Badgers Basketball Highlight Moments
In the early days, the Badgers were coached by none other than Dr. Jim Elsom. That was way back in 1898. The Badgers would make a name for themselves by 1906, when the team won their first Big Ten Championship. By that time, Coach Elsom had moved on, and Emmett Angell was managing the team. The team won back to back Big Ten Championship games in 1907 and 1908. The good times had just begun, as Coach Walter Meanwell coached the Badgers to none other than eight Big Ten Championships, and two undefeated seasons. He would coach the team for twenty three seasons before Bud Foster took over.
Foster would also spend decades at Wisconsin, and be the last coach to get his team to a post season tournament. For the next forty years, Badger basketball fans would have little to cheer about. In 1999 Dick Bennett managed to take the team to the Final Four. He retired abruptly the next season, leaving Brad Soderberg to take over. At the end of that season, Bo Ryan was named head coach, and once again the Badgers worked their way back to greatness. Ryan’s teams have made it to the “Big Dance” twelve years in a row. In that time the Badgers have gone as far as the Elite Eight, but no further.
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The Badgers had a great 2013-2014 season, finishing with an overall record of 30-8. Their record in the Big Ten 12-6. Bo Ryan led his team all the way to the Final Four in the NCAA tournament.
Losing to Kentucky, the team was still proud of their overall performance, as they broke past the usual stop at the "Elite Eight."
Five members of that team have moved on. Jared Berggren, Mike Bruesewitz, J.D. Wise, and Ryan Evans all played their final NCAA basketall game in that Final Four loss.
The Badgers struggled with three Big Ten opponents, losing all three games in a row to Indiana, Michigan, and Minnesota, between January 14 and January 22. The team rallied, and defeated Purdue on the road, but then fell to
Northwestern and Ohio State, back to back. The team would go on to win the next eight games in a row, falling only to Nebraska on their final game of the regular season.
Badgers Reach Final Four In 2014 Tournament Play
Wisconsin fans were thrilled to see that their team was just one win away from the final game of the NCAA tournament.
Their victories were against American, Oregon, Baylor, and Arizona. It was that final game against Arizona that was most exciting.
Wisconsin overtook Arizona in overtime, winning by just one point. Sadly, the team would find themselves on the losing end of a similar outcome against Kentucky. They lost that game by a final score of 73-74.