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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2020, file photo, Iowa center Luka Garza celebrates after making a basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Ohio State in Iowa City, Iowa. Garza was selected the Associated Press Big Ten Player of the Year Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Iowa's Garza, Badgers' Gard take AP All-Big Ten top honors

Mar. 10, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

Iowa's Luka Garza is The Associated Press player of the year in the Big Ten Conference and Wisconsin's Greg Gard is its coach of the year. Garza was the unanimous pick for player of the year and for a spot on the AP's All-Big Ten team, also announced Tuesday, in voting of 15 journalists covering the conference....

Michigan State's Cassius Winston kisses the court as he comes out late of an NCAA college basketball game against Ohio State in the second half Sunday, March 8, 2020, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

No. 16 Mich St tops No. 19 Ohio St 80-69, shares B10 title

Mar. 8, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cassius Winston kissed Michigan State's logo in the middle of its basketball court, following the school's quarter-century long tradition toward the end of his last game at the Breslin Center. The senior scored 27 points to help the 16th-ranked Spartans beat No. 19 Ohio State...

Wisconsin forward Micah Potter, right, hugs Wisconsin head coach Greg Gard after defeating Indiana 60-56 in an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Saturday, March 7, 2020. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

No. 24 Badgers clinch share of Big 10 title, beat Indiana

Mar. 7, 2020 5:25 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Brad Davison and a bunch of Wisconsin players jumped around as the buzzer sounded Saturday, celebrating the end of a five-year Big Ten title drought. They just wished assistant coach Howard Moore could have been there with them. Ten months after an automobile accident killed his...

Northwestern's Miller Kopp (10) drives against Wisconsin's Nate Reuvers (35) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

No. 24 Wisconsin beats Northwestern 63-48, moves into 1st

Mar. 5, 2020 12:16 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — No. 24 Wisconsin will have a shot to clinch at least a share of the Big Ten title. The Badgers just need to tighten up a few things to improve their chances. Nate Reuvers scored 11 points and Wisconsin struggled through a 63-48 victory over Northwestern on Wednesday night, moving into...

Wisconsin guard D'Mitrik Trice (0) reacts after making a 3-point basket during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Michigan, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Trice, Wisconsin hold off No. 19 Michigan 81-74

Feb. 27, 2020 10:40 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Wisconsin inbounded the ball and D'Mitrik Trice spent a few seconds dribbling on the perimeter. Then he passed to a teammate, who passed back. After a bit more dribbling, there wasn't much time for Trice to do anything but shoot. “I knew that I was going to be able to attack...

Rutgers head coach Steve Pikiell yells to his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wisconsin, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

Potter leads Wisconsin in 79-71 win over Rutgers

Feb. 23, 2020 4:22 PM EST

MADISON, Wisc. (AP) — Micah Potter missed Wisconsin’s December loss to Rutgers. He made sure to leave an impression on the Scarlet Knights Sunday, coming off the bench to score 18 points and grab nine rebounds in a 79-71 Wisconsin win. With the Ohio State transfer having to out that Dec. 11 game at...

Purdue head coach Matt Painter yells to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against against Wisconsin Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin won 69-65. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

Ford's career-high 19 points paces Wisconsin over Purdue

Feb. 18, 2020 10:12 PM EST

MADISON, Wisc. (AP) — Wisconsin built its lead over Purdue behind the 3-point arc. The Badgers secured the win at the free throw line. Aleem Ford scored a career-high 19 points on Wednesday and the Badgers hit eight straight free throws with less than 30 seconds left to hold off a late charge from Purdue...

Wisconsin guard Brad Davison (34) makes a lay up against Nebraska forward Kevin Cross (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/John Peterson)

Davison, Badgers send Huskers to 10th straight loss 81-64

Feb. 15, 2020 5:28 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Brad Davison couldn’t hit a shot in practice the last two days, but that changed Saturday when he scored 30 points on 8-of-11 3-point shooting to lead Wisconsin to an 81-64 win and send Nebraska to its school-record tying 10th straight loss 81-64 on Saturday. “I’ve...

Wisconsin's Brad Davison (34) congratulates Brevin Pritzl (1) after Pritzl hit a three-point basket against Ohio State during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

Pritzl scores 19, Wisconsin cruises past Ohio State 70-57

Feb. 9, 2020 11:42 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin guard Brevin Pritzl was looking down at the final boxscore from a podium when Trevor Anderson leaned in from a few seats over to give his teammate a compliment. It might have been the only time that Pritzl was caught off guard on Sunday following the Badgers’ easy...

Wisconsin guard Kobe King (23) shoots over the defense of Michigan State forward Gabe Brown during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Wisconsin assistant resigns after racial epithet allegation

Feb. 6, 2020 5:12 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin basketball strength and conditioning coach Erik Helland resigned Thursday after being placed on leave for allegedly using a racial epithet in front of Badgers players as he recounted a story from his days in the NBA. The school said it had no evidence Helland had directed...