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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

Wisconsin escapes Happy Valley with 7th straight

Clutch free throw shooting and timely three-pointers helped the surging Badgers survive a dogfight with Penn State, 71-66, on Sunday afternoon.

Penn State Q&A: B5Q grills Black Shoe Diaries

Wisconsin finally hooks up with Penn State, the underdog fresh off a season sweep of Ohio State. With a bye in the B1G tourney in sight, the Badgers cannot afford the suffer a letdown as the Buckeyes and Hawkeyes did this past week.

3 Thoughts from Section 103: Indiana edition

Tuesday was a return to the status quo for Wisconsin versus Tom Crean's Hoosiers. Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky led the way, but Ben Brust was the spark.

UW grabs huge road win at Iowa with gritty finish

Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker combined to outscore Iowa's starting front court 36-8 as the Badgers swept the Hawkeyes with an impressive 79-74 win in Iowa City.

GAME THREAD: No. 16 Wisconsin vs. No. 15 Iowa

Iowa is attempting a "Gold Out" and a card stunt before tip off. Cute. Come on in and root for Wisconsin making it three-in-a-row against Fran and the Chickenhawks.

Iowa Q&A Pt Deux: B5Q grills BHGP on the rematch

Is it Bo Ryan's turn for a technical? Ross from BHGP shares his thoughts as Iowa and Wisconsin each gun for a first-round bye in the Big Ten tournament and an outside chance at a league title. Tune in to ESPN2 at 11 a.m. Saturday to watch it unfold.

Michigan Q&A: B5Q grills UM Hoops

Proving last month's defensive breakdown against Michigan was a fluke will be a tall task for Wisconsin on Sunday in Ann Arbor. The nationally televised showdown begins at high noon on CBS.

3 Thoughts from Section 103: Michigan St. edition

Nigel Hayes could be the front-runner for the Big Ten's Sixth Man of the Year award after his performance against Michigan State, a game in which another dramatic Traevon Jackson dagger capped a sloppy home-court victory on national television.

Michigan State Q&A: B5Q grills The Only Colors

We ask a seasoned Spartan hoops blogger for his takes on Michigan State's injury-riddled, yet successful season and whether MSU is now a football school. Tip off between Wisconsin and Michigan State is set for Sunday at high noon (CST) on CBS.

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