Badger Bits: Wisconsin Sports Weekend Review

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Even though the Badgers basketball team had the weekend off, plenty other Wisconsin sports were in action over the weekend.

Given that the basketball team had the weekend off and hasn't played since thrashing Northwestern last week, we'll keep this post short and instead inundate you with links.

Bo Ryan's bunch will be back in action tomorrow night for a home match-up against Nebraska. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. CT and will be televised on the Big Ten Network.

Even though the fans haven't been able to bask in the ambiance of Ben Brust's jumpers, Ryan Evans's tip-slams and Mike Bruesewitz's bobbing mop-top for a few days, that doesn't mean it was a quiet weekend in UW athletics.

Here's what happened elsewhere in Badger sports in case you missed it:

The No. 18 men's hockey team pummeled Penn State, 5-0, thanks to a 4-point night from forward Tyler Barnes. Joel Rumpel's seventh career shutout between the pipes helped matters, too. The Badgers play the Nittany Lions again tonight at the Kohl Center -- puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

The No. 6 Wisconsin women's hockey team finished the regular season with six straight wins after beating Bemidji State, 3-1, on Saturday. The Badgers finished second in the WCHA and will begin postseason play this coming weekend when they face St. Cloud State at La Bahn Arena in the first round of the playoffs.

Wisconsin's softball team is officially off to the best start in program history. The Badgers went 6-0 at the Diamond 9 Tournament in Orlando over the weekend to move their overall record to 10-1 on the year. Head coach Yvette Healy has her team on a nine-game winning streak.

And finally, the UW men's track team hoisted yet another title after wining the Big Ten Indoor Championships. The win gives head coach Ed Nuttycombe an incredible 25 career conference championships.

Now for more links, which you probably all wanted from the beginning.

Monday's Links:

Jim Polzin tells us Ryan Evans may actually take jump shots from the free throw line. That is compelling and rich.

Is Ben Brust nursing an injured knee? He was quiet about it Sunday.

Jeff Potrykus says Mike Bruesewitz will have a new look to end the Badgers season. Oh boy.

ESPN previews the final two weeks of the regular season in each conference. March is just around the corner, baby!

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