Score Wisconsin - UW Green Bay 84-88 OT
Live Blog Badgers - UW Green Bay
Badgers have struggled early, and the game is tied at 20.
Foul on UW Green Bay, Hughes at the line hits a pair Badgers up 2.
Both teams are shooting over .500 for the game.
Piere is on fire as he drains a three, he is driving Green Bay's charge with 13.
Badgers miss the runner in the paint.
Piere with a drive to the hoop is fouled and hits a pair.
John Leuer works inside and hits a pretty fade away.
Green Bay has a 5 second call for their second turnover of the day.
Ryan Evans with a strong drive to the hoop gets fouled, he hits one of 2.
Score Badger - UW Green Bay 25-25
Badgers play hard on defense but give up an offensive rebound and a put back.
Poor Badger shot on the other end and UW Green Bay looks to score.
Piere with an easy layup.
Badgers down 4 and Hughes takes a bad three. Badgers miss a couple of tries but Hughes gets fould. Taylor gets blocked.
Taylor doesn't get back on defense and gives up a 3.
Badgers are reeling, Badgers get fouled again.
Timeout on the floor: Score Badgers -UW Green Bay 33-26
Badgers turn it over on the drive to the hoop.
Green Bay's shot is off going back the other way.
Great pass to Leuer and he slams it home and hits his foul shot.
Troy Cotton hits a 3 with defense in his face.
Hughes working on the baseline is fouled, Hughes hits both
Score Badger vs UW Green Bay 36-31
Cotton hits another 3 for Green Bay
Leuer with a nice move underneath rolls it in.
Hughes with the steal, drives to the hoop and is fouled hits 1 of 2.
Badgers get the rebound and Jarmusz hits a three.
Badger Score 29 - UW Green Bay 37
UW Green Bay turns it over on a wild pass, looking down low.
Badgers miss two threes in a row, Bohannon's went high off the iron and hit the top of the backboard.
Badgers have 7 turnovers already in this game which is part of their problems tonight.
Green Bay working for the last shot and they air a three, two seconds on the clock.
Hughes with the half court shot rims it in and out.
Badger Score 37 - Green Bay 39
Badgers are shooting 44% from the field and are 3 of 8 from beyond the arc.
Leuer has 11 points to lead the Badgers Hughes is second with 7 but it hasn't been his night as he is 1 of 7 from the field. Hughes and a lot of the other Badgers have looked tired or ragged tonight with flat shots and weaker intensity on the defensive end. The Badgers were able to get Green Bay to commit fouls and Green Bay now has Evans and Barkley with 3 fouls each, overall the Phoenix have committed 13 fouls to the Badgers 7. The Badgers lead the battle of the boards with an 18 to 14 advantage, in particular the Badgers upped the intensity late to gain an edge.
The Badgers key to the second half has to be that they have a high level of intensity from the get go. The Badgers should continue to attack the Green Bay interior as they have been able to get to the charity stripe on a regular basis. Hughes is not hot tonight and Leuer is, Hughes needs to continue to drive to the hoop for the easy shot but unless he heats up should recognize he needs to find the other shooters. Ryan Evans has used his athletiscim to get 7 points, the Badgers could use his new found aggression to continue in this half. The Badgers despite being down 2 look to be in good shape if they can have a solid half, Green Bay played hard and hit some great shots but look for them to not shoot 55% again as they did in the first half.
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Leuer starts it out for the Badgers and he goes right to attacking the hoop and gets fouled. He hits them both and it's tied.
Green Bay Driving to the hoop and can't get the lay in.
Hughes picks up a charging call, that one was very questionable.
Nifty move by Fletcher for Green Bay under the hoop working on Leuer.
Hughes drives to the hoop and is strong.
Green Bay with the penetration and draws a JBo foul. GB hits them both.
Green Bay back up 4. Taylor looses the handle, turnover Badgers.
Easy block for Leuer. Jarmusz knocks down an open 3.
Badgers get abused down low for 2 points.
Leuer goes down low, passes and another Green Bay foul.
Badgers working the swing, nice defense for GB and JBo gets stripped.
JBo with the foul on the other end.
Badger score 42 - Green Bay 45
JBo is having a tough night with three fouls and no points, Jarmusz and other are clearly going to have to step up. All in all the Badgers point guards are having a rough night.
Green Bay jacks up a three gets a big offensive rebound and drains another 3.
Badgers moving the ball and Nankivil gets stripped.
Green Bay turns it over.
Evans down low with the pretty shot or a prayer.
Green Bay misses a three.
Badgers working the offense and Taylor shoots a late three, no good.
Badgers don't get back on defense and Green Bay with another 3.
Hughes drives scores and is fouled.
Badger Score 47- UW Green Bay 51
Piere drains another Green Bay 3.
Hughes gets tied up on the drive, GB ball.
Running layup doesn't fall for Green Bay.
Badgers runs a clear out for Hughes and he is fouled on the penetration drive.
Timeout with just over 10 minutes on the clock.
Badger Score 47 - Green Bay 65
Hughes shooting 2, makes them both.
GB with an errant pass down low, ball Badgers.
Badgers with a poor give up an easy GB layup.
Badgers working the swing and turn it over again.
GB with a quick 3.
Hughes lays it in on the nice pass down low.
Badgers give up another 3 as they can't go through the screen.
Hughes again on the drive to the hoop will shoot 2, and 2 more points in.
Badgers down 6. Taylor with tough d misses a steal.
Foul on the Badgers out of bounds GB, blocking foul down low. GB hits one.
Hughes again with the drive to the hoop and is fouled. He hits 1.
GB on the drive and gets blocked.
Hughes steps back and hits a 3, badgers down 3.
Foul on the Badgers, 8 foot shot of by GB.
Hughes driving again and is fouled. Hughes hits 2. Badgers down 1.
GB working the offense hard, pass down low and a turnover.
Badgers with the easy Leuer dunk and their first lead of the half.
Badger Score 61 - Green Bay 60.
Timeout Green Bay
GB walks it up. nice pull up jumper goes down.
Taylor throws it inside to Evans and he lays it in.
GB working the clock. Piere hits a 10 footer.
Badgers miss from 12 feet.
Barkley hits a 12 footer and the Badgers are down 3 again with 6 minutes left.
Badgers are giving to open of looks.
Badgers with a forced pass down low and a turnover. Thats 15 turnovers on the Badgers.
Phoinex just miss a floater.
Hughes gets picked for another turnover.
GB working the clock now, and they hit a 3 with the clock coming down.
Leuer working down low scores and the foul. Hits the charity.
Badgers down 2.
Badgers give up a rebound on a miss and JBo has to foul his 4th. Hits 1.
Badgers run the swing, Jbo hits an open 3. tie game.
Badger Score 69 - Green Bay 69
Hughes picks up his fourth floor down low, and that is a big problem.
Timeout 4 minutes left.
GB shooting 2, and hits both foul shots.
GB up 2, JBo misses a three but Badgers rebound hard Hughes is fouled.
Hughes misses both free throws with 2 47 on the clock.
Leuer fouls on the penetration. GB hits both.
Badgers down 4. Jbo gets stripped and he is having a terrible night.
Hughes drives down low and scores and the Badgers needed that.
Badgers need a big stop as they have been trading baskets.
Green can't hit and the ball goes out of ball, Badger ball.
Hughes just will the ball in, tie game at 73. Hughes has 27 points.
Timeout Green Bay.
Badgers need another huge stop, 1 minute left.
GB working for a shot, the 3 is off but goes out of bounds to GB.
GB to get the ball back with only 40 seconds left, this is huge.
Look for GB to go for a late 3. Badgers give up an unintentional foul with 25 seconds left.
GB hits both foul shots.
Hughes drives and misses Leuer puts a short one in.
GB with the chance to win and misses gets the rebound and hits a shot for the win but no time on the clock. Just barely not good.
Things to think about, Hughes and JBo both have 4 fouls.
Tied at 75.Hughes shoots a three no good.
Green Bay can't hit a short one. Badgers turn it over.
Green Bay goes down low and lays it in. They worked on Hughes with 4 fouls.
Hughes with another off 3 and a Badger ball has GB at the line.
GB hits both and the Badgers are down 4 with 3 minutes left.
Foul away from the ball. Badgers at the line. JBo hits both.
Badgers down 2, Badger timeout.
Badger Score 77 - Green Bay 79
Badgers got stops in regulation and now need some more as they just can't get a lead.
Not sure why Hughes shot those two threes as the Badgers have been scoring down low.
2:50 on the clock. GB walks the ball, JBo late on the screen and a GB 3.
Badgers down 5.Leuer with the miss from 8 feet. An over the back isn't called on GB and they get the rebound.
GB just off on an open 3, foul on the rebound Leuer shooting 2, hits 1.
GB walking the ball and the clock, the 18 footer is off.
Taylor with the ball working to much clock. Jarmusz shoots a brick from 3.
Not a good shot choice from Jarmusz, the first play was for Taylor to drive an score but he was blocked.
Held ball goes to Green Bay.
Badgers need help now. Badger tie it up on the inbound and get the ball back.
That was big, Hughes tries his best to score on another drive and can't.
Badgers need to foul now, Hughes fouls out.
GB misses first foul shot hits second, Wilson in for Hughes.
Leuer fouled down low, which stops the clock. Leuer hits both.
Badgers down 3, Taylor gets called for a foul on the inbound.
GB hits both, Badgers down 5.
Jarmusz throws it away with 22.1 seconds left.
Badgers need to foul now and do.Jason Bohannon fouls out.
GB hits the first, and the second.
Leuer hits a three with 9.6 seconds left.
Badgers down 4. Wilson fouls with 7.6.
Green Bay hits 1.
Badgers get upset.
Green Bay storms the court with 1 second left, after the officials put time back on the clock.
Badgers Fast Break Thoughts
The Badgers just could not get the lead in this game. The swing offense did not work for the Badgers as Green Bay played good defense. The Badgers had more turnovers than you can have to win, they also gave way to open of threes off of screens. Green Bay played well and last year they did knock off number 11 Butler. You have to question what Hughes was doing taking those threes in the over time as he had about 25 points in the game driving to the hoop. The guards for Wisconsin have played well all year but in this game Jason Bohannon really struggled on both ends of the court. Taylor has also played well this year and he really struggled as well missing on all 6 of his shots. Evans had a nice night with 11 points and it was surprising he didn't play a bigger factor late. It was also surprising that Leuer was not looked to late in the game. Overall the Badgers just didn't have the same energy as Green Bay and you have to hand it to them they played great defense and hit on 47% of their 3 point shots.
Well this should be a great way for the Badgers to come back to earth after the Duke win, they play Marquette next at home on Saturday so they will get a quick chance to either regain momentum or completely loose it.