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Wisconsin First to Cut Nike Off Over Labor Concerns

School OK with losing $50K per year in deal

(Newser) - Concerns over Nike’s overseas labor practices moved the University of Wisconsin to cancel its contract today with the sportswear giant. The school is the first in the US to do so, though the move will cost it $50,000 a year. “Nike has not developed, and does not... More »

On the Menu: Curried Badger

Davidson continues dramatic run by whipping Wisconsin, advancing to Elite 8

(Newser) - Highly touted defenses don't seem to rattle Stephen Curry and Davidson, as they knocked off another higher seed—this time No. 3 Wisconsin—in convincing fashion, 73-56. The sophomore sensation, the son of former NBA star Dell Curry, had 33 points. It was his third consecutive game over 30 as... More »

Wisconsin Baffles Beasley, K State

Badgers move to Sweet 16 for first time since 2005

(Newser) - It was hard to tell what was more important in Wisconsin's 72-55 win over Kansas State, today: the points Trevon Hughes scored, or the ones Michael Beasley didn't. Hughes scored 25, as the third-seeded Badgers sent the Wildcats home with a second-round win in the NCAA Tournament. Freshman Beasley scored... More »

Wisconsin Holds Off Pesky Fullerton

Badgers win battle of boards against high-scoring Titans

(Newser) - It took big brother Wisconsin almost all night to shake little brother Cal State Fullerton, but the Badgers finally ran away to a 71-56 first round win in the NCAA Tournament last night, reports the Associated Press. The third-seeded Badgers shot only 42% and had 17 turnovers, but they were... More »

UNC Wins ACC Championship

Wisconsin tops Illinois for Big 10 while Kansas outduels Texas in Big 12 title game

(Newser) - Sophomore Wayne Ellington scored 24 points on 10-of-13 shooting as North Carolina defeated Clemson for the third time this season, 86-81, to win the ACC championship. The Tigers, who took the Tar Heels to overtime in their previous two meetings, got 28 points from guard K.C. Rivers. This was... More »

No. 1 UNC Survives Battle With Va. Tech

Texas gets shot at Kansas, Wisconsin reaches Big Ten final

(Newser) - Virginia Tech led almost the entire way today, but all that counted were the final .08 seconds in North Carolina's 68-66 ACC win, reports the Associated Press. Tyler Hansbrough scored off an offensive rebound with that much time left to lift the No. 1 Tar Heels into the conference final... More »

Wisconsin Wins an Ugly One Over Michigan

Also, Illinois upsets Purdue while No. 19 MSU edges Ohio State

(Newser) - Eighth-ranked Wisconsin held Michigan to only 10 field goals and 20% shooting to win 51-34 in the lowest scoring game in Big 10 tournament history. The Badgers didn't exactly light up the scoreboard either, making a mere 34% of their shots. UW's Joe Krabbenhoft was high man with 12 points,... More »

Georgetown Win Clinches Big East

Alabama stuns Vandy; Wisconsin beats Northwestern

(Newser) - John Thompson III accomplished something today his father never did – he led Georgetown to consecutive Big East regular season titles. The 11th-ranked Hoyas battled No. 12 Louisville and hung on to win in the final minute of the game, 55-52. Georgetown, winners of five straight, head to MSG next... More »

No. 4 Tennessee Tops Florida

No. 16 Vandy holds off Mississippi State in OT, No. 10 Wisconsin humiliates Penn State

(Newser) - The 4th-ranked Tennessee Volunteers fell behind by 16 points on the road against a Florida squad fighting to earn an NCAA berth—but roared back to win anyway, 89-86 behind JaJuan Smith's 23 points and Chris Lofton's 21. In the process, the Vols set a school record for victories in... More »

Rice's 46 Points Not Enough to Beat Tar Heels

No. 14 Butler blows out Detroit, Purdue moves into tie atop Big Ten

(Newser) - Tyrese Rice and Boston College must be trying to figure out what it takes to beat No. 3 North Carolina. Rice scored 46 points and the Eagles led by 18 at home in the second half, only to lose the ACC game 90-80 today, reports the Associated Press. Tyler Hansbrough... More »

Cards Lay Claim to Big East Top Dog Spot

Elsewhere in Top 25, Wisconsin stifles MSU, Butler raps Wright State

(Newser) - No. 13 Louisville nabbed a share of the Big East lead with two games to play, outgunning the Notre Dame in a 90-85 track meet. The Fighting Irish's Luke Harangody had 40 and 12 to keep things competitive, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Cardinals' scorching first ten minutes,... More »

Wisconsin Holds On to Win Over Ohio State

No. 11 Badgers beat Buckeyes to lead the Big Ten

(Newser) - It seemed an even matchup until the final minutes in Columbus, Ohio where No. 11 Wisconsin edged Ohio State, 58-53. Defense proved to be key for the Badgers as they held the Buckeyes scoreless in the final 3:15, reports the AP. Wisconsin, winner of their last four games, now... More »

Miami Sends No. 5 Duke to 2nd Straight L

No. 11 Wisconsin handles Illinois, Nebraska upsets No. 24 Kansas State

(Newser) - The Miami Hurricanes handed No. 5 Duke its second consecutive loss; the 96-95 victory was the Hurricanes first win against the Blue Devils in over 45 years. Miami built a large lead early in the second half and was able to hit free-throws down the stretch to preserve the win.... More »

Badgers Beat Gophers, Keep Pace in Big Ten

No. 15 Wisconsin improves to 21-4 with solid defense

(Newser) - Excellent free-throw shooting and a balanced scoring attack led Wisconsin to a nine-point home win over Tubby Smith's Minnesota squad, reports the AP. The 15th-ranked Badgers were led by Marcus Landry with 12 points, and had four other players score 11 each while holding the Golden Gophers to 33% shooting,... More »

Badgers Beat Hoosiers on Late 3

No. 15 Wisconsin defeats Big Ten rival No. 13 Indiana in Bloomington

(Newser) - The No. 15 Wisconsin Badgers got a three-pointer from 6-foot-11-inch center Brian Butch with four seconds remaining to defeat No. 13 Indiana 68-66. The win moves Wisconsin past the Hoosiers into sole possession of second place in the Big Ten behind Purdue. Jason Bohannon led Wisconsin with 18 points, all... More »

Purdue Steals Another From Wisconsin

Stanford keeps winning against OSU, Butler fends off Wisconsin-GB

(Newser) - For the second time this season, Purdue shocked Wisconsin, this time downing the No. 8 Badgers 72-67 for their ninth straight win. Freshman Robbie Hummel put up a career-best 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting, and fellow first-year JaJuan Johnson scored six points in the game's critical final minutes, reports the... More »

No. 1 Memphis' Troubles Are Only Off Court

Wisconsin sneaks past Iowa, Notre Dame inundates Seton Hall

(Newser) - The Memphis Tigers' 77-48 win over Southern Methodist seemed to come easily, but the top team's perfect record conceals some problems, reports the Commercial Appeal. Robert Dozier found himself suspended last night due to an assault accusation, Joey Dorsey got punished for last game's lack of effort, and leading scorer... More »

Stingy Badgers Still Tied for Lead in Big Ten

Wisconsin wins for 12th time in 13 games vs. Minnesota

(Newser) - Minnesota might be improving under new coach Tubby Smith, but today proved it still has a ways to go as Wisconsin used the nation's second-best scoring defense to stifle the Gophers 63-47 in Minneapolis. Trevon Hughes scored 20 points to lead the Badgers, who remained tied for first place in... More »

Cal Shocks WSU to Get Rare Road Win

Wisconsin holds back Indiana, Duke surges to smash NC State

(Newser) - Cal's Jamaal Boykin was the driving force of his team last night, determined not to drop their sixth of the last seven games. Along with his seven rebounds and 12 points, Boykin was "the most vocal leader in the huddle," and—more critically—sank the free throws that... More »

Purdue Upsets No. 11 Wisconsin

Hummel blocks last-second shot as Boilermakers roll past Badgers

(Newser) - Robbie Hummel had 10 points, seven rebounds and five assists for Purdue, but his day wasn't done until the final seconds. Hummel blocked a driving layup by Michael Flowers to preserve a 60-56 Big Ten upset of No. 11 Wisconsin, reports the Associated Press. The Boilermakers, who have won five... More »

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