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Phil Mitten

Managing Editor

Phil joined B5Q as its basketball editor in September 2010 after three and a half years running Hoops Marinara, a Wisconsin basketball blog. Basketball recruiting and graphic design are his specialties. Wisconsin beating Duke at the Kohl Center in 2009 is probably one of the greatest things that's ever happened to him.

MOST RECENT POSTS

The loneliest number in the world

An exhilarating Final Four run ended in heartbreak. The hopeful silver lining is that there could be more to come for Wisconsin. But nothing's ever promised.

Payton Pritchard - G (2016)

Prospect Profile page for 2016 Wisconsin basketball recruiting target Payton Pritchard

Kentucky Q&A: B5Q grills A Sea of Blue

Wisconsin has suddenly become America's Team, but the Badgers will need more than goodwill to win in the Final Four. Glenn from A Sea of Blue exchanges pleasantries with B5Q about John Calipari's Kentucky Wildcat version of the Fab Five.

Ryan, Kaminsky bring star power for Wisconsin

Unlike Wisconsin's Final Four appearance 14 years ago, everyone knows who the Badgers are and what they're about. They're just good, and it starts with the two Biggest Men on Campus.

Arizona Q&A: B5Q grills Arizona Desert Swarm

Jay Bilas picked Wisconsin over Arizona, so what's there to worry about? Let's see what an Arizona blogger has to say about tonight's Elite 8 matchup between the Badgers and Wildcats.

Baylor Sweet 16 Q&A: B5Q grills Our Daily Bears

Think Wisconsin and Baylor are polar opposites? Not quite. From pace to efficiency to wild possessions featuring three offensive rebounds then a clutch 3-pointer to save the season ... the Badgers and Bears are comrades in many ways.

Oregon Q&A: B5Q grills Addicted To Quack

Much like Wisconsin, seventh-seeded Oregon put a midseason swoon behind it and is now operating its fast-paced offense like a well-oiled machine. It will be a clash of wills Saturday evening as the Badgers try to leave Milwaukee with a flourish.

Wisconsin demolishes American, 75-35

Well, that was a lot of fun. Let's do it again Saturday, eh? Time TBA.

American Q&A: B5Q grills Mid-Major Madness

For Thursday only, living the American Dream is a bad thing. A Patriot League expert weighs in on what makes UW's first-round opponent, the American Eagles, potentially troublesome.

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A handful of games stand out as defining moments that contributed to Wisconsin's success this season. Which one was the ultimate turning point for the Badgers?

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