Author: Ben Spiering

Ben is a Wisconsin Badgers Football and Basketball writer. Ben covers all news for Wisconsin sports, including recruiting and game day previews. He holds a BA in Communication from UW-Green Bay. Ben has been with WSH since July 2020.

Following the end of Wisconsin’s season, questions surfaced on what the Badgers would look like heading into next season. Between transfer portal additions and coaching changes, Wisconsin had some searching to do heading into spring. What would the defense look like? How would the offense adjust to new coaches? Would With the completion of spring practices last week, we finally saw what the roster could look like. However this also has brought up more questions than actual answers. In this article, I give my questions on where the roster currently stands heading into summer recess and how things could…

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Kamari McGee

After just a few weeks of Wisconsin’s season ending, the Badgers have officially landed their first transfer. Former University of Wisconsin Green-Bay guard Kamari McGee has announced his commitment to Wisconsin on Tuesday afternoon. https://twitter.com/KamariMcGee/status/1513943134828437515?s=20&t=JgsdLkJl7yvGY_x5JYEppg The Racine, WI native had quite the freshman season for the Phoenix. Playing in 30 games as a freshman, he finished the season averaging 11.6 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game. The talented guard also knocked 25 three pointers on the year. Along with good scoring totals, McGee was also recognized on the All Freshman team in the Horizon League. With McGee’s commitment,…

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Battling from start to finish, Wisconsin knew this game would be close. Sure enough the Badgers finished another tight battle. Three seed Wisconsin defeated 14 seed Colgate 67-60 in the first round of the NCAA tournament Friday evening. The Badgers were led by sophomore guard Johnny Davis with 25 points and and eight rebounds. The Wisconsin native went 4-10 from three point range and went 5-5 from the free throw line. Davis finished off the game for the Badgers, scoring their last 14 points. Wisconsin also got 15 points from junior forward Tyler Wahl along with nine rebounds and two…

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Post season play is here and Wisconsin heads into Friday knowing the task at hand. After finishing tied for first in the Big Ten regular season standings, the Badgers claimed the number two seed in the conference tournament. With two consecutive byes, Wisconsin is now set to face off against the seventh seeded Michigan State Spartans. The Spartans defeated ten seed Maryland 76-72 Thursday evening. Michigan State was led by freshman guard Max Christie with 16 points and six rebounds. Christie made all three of his three point attempts and knocked down five of six free throws. Senior forward Gabe…

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Wisconsin

One win separates Wisconsin and an outright Big Ten title. After defeating Purdue Tuesday evening, the Badgers look to wrap up the season on Sunday with a win. Wisconsin defeated the Boilermakers 70-67 with a late game winner from Chucky Hepburn with 1.5 seconds remaining.  The Badgers were led by junior forward Tyler Wahl with 19 points and a season high five steals. Freshman point guard Chucky Hepburn also provided 17 points, 11 of which came in the first half. With the win the Badgers now sit 24-5 on the year and 15-4 in conference play. The Cornhuskers look to…

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Wisconsin looks to put their previous loss to Rutgers behind them as they head to New Jersey Saturday evening. After their 73-65 to the Scarlet Knights, the Badgers have been on a roll. Winners of three straight, Wisconsin heads to Jersey Mikes Arena much like Rutgers did in Madison nearly two weeks ago. The Badgers are coming off their latest victory over Minnesota Wednesday evening. Although it came down to the end, Wisconsin left Williams Arena victorious defeating the Golden Gophers 68-67. The Badgers were led by sophomore center Steven Crowl with a career high 20 points also grabbing seven…

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Following their victory over Indiana, the Badgers head back home for a matchup against the Michigan Wolverines. Wisconsin came from behind once again, defeating the Hoosiers 74-69. The Badgers would go on to close out the game with a 13-4 run led by Johnny Davis. Davis finished the game with a game high 30 points along with grabbing 12 rebounds. Senior guard Brad Davison also provided 21 points, knocking down three triples and making all ten of his free throw attempts. With the victory the Badgers now sit at 20-5 on the year and 11-4 in conference play. A victory…

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Following Wisconsin’s big road victory over Michigan State, the Badgers now head back home with a matchup against Rutgers. The Badgers defeated the Spartans 70-62 Tuesday evening at the Breslin Center. It’s the first time Wisconsin has beaten both Michigan State and Purdue on the road in the same season since 1963. Wisconsin was once again led by sophomore phenom Johnny Davis with 25 points on 8-11 shooting. Struggling in his last few games, the La Crosse native turned things around going two of four from three point range and making seven of his eight free throws. The Badgers also…

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Things didn’t go the way Wisconsin hoped following their matchup with Illinois Wednesday evening. The Badgers fell to the Illini 80-67 with their worst three point shooting effort on the season. Wisconsin would finish 3-24 from beyond the arc, connecting on all three makes in the second half. Along with the cold shooting, the Badgers struggled containing star Illinois center Kofi Cockburn. The Player of the Year candidate went off for 37 points on 16-19 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds. Although not their best, Wisconsin did find production from a few of their players. Johnny Davis led the way with…

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Following their loss to Michigan State, the Badgers look to turn things around with a matchup against the Nebraska Cornhuskers Thursday evening. Then 8th ranked Wisconsin lost at the Kohl Center 86-74 to the 14th ranked Spartans. The Badgers were led by Johnny Davis with 25 points, five rebounds, and four assists. Brad Davison also provided 22 points with six of Wisconsin’s 12 three pointers. With the loss the Badgers move to 15-3 on the year and 6-2 in conference play. The Cornhuskers look to jumpstart their season after a pause within their program. Nebraska was set to face Ohio…

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