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UW Badger Basketball: Wisconsin vs Ohio State - Reaction

We have been trying to tell you folks this for a long time that the Badgers real best rivalry in the Big Ten is Ohio State and after knocking off both of their number 1 football and basketball teams hopefully you are coming around. What to say, well of course Taylor had a spectacular half but you know what that don't impress us much what does is the play of the rest of the team. For all the talk about Taylor is a shame as this was one heck of a great team victory, every player on that court today gave it their best and that is why they won. Mike B. who you would have thought would have been told after his last three point brick that he no longer had that option drilled some big ones, had offensive rebounds and did a nice job down low overall. Nankivil hit his threes and also did a nice job down low. Until he got in Bo's dog house because of a late first half turnover Ryan Evans was playing nice defense. Jon Leuer did his thing, maybe more quietly than most nights but he got it done. Finally Josh Gasser might not have been noticed by hardly anybody but he is a real player and a difference maker on this team as he continues to improve. Gasser had 11 points on 4 of 5 shooting only one turnover and 7 rebounds, he had a couple of freshman poorly thought out passes but otherwise he really helped this team.

Of course this is an easy thought after beating the number 1 team in the nation, but we will tell you now the Badgers can make noise during March Madness. Despite fans calls of demise this team is actually almost well built for a deep March Madness run in that everybody in the starting rotation can get hot from downtown, they shoot free throws well, they don't turn it over, and they have 2 game changers in Leuer and Taylor. This is not band wagon talk you factor all that in and this team can make a run, they aren't good enough to make almost an automatic run like Texas or Ohio State but they have a pretty good shot.

1 comment:

  1. Good take. Check out this Big Ten Hoops Talk blog...good source for even balanced bball talk.