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Badger Bits: Ryan moves on after loss

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Well, that was quick. Bo Ryan doesn't seem like the type of guy to dwell on bad things, but according to Dave Heller of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Ryan took the Badgers' 93-65 loss in stride. He and the rest of the team need to get over it quickly, anyway. The Big Ten Tournament is fast approaching, and Heller got Jon Leuer's opinion:

"We’re going to look at this tape, break it down and try to learn from it as we always do," senior forward Jon Leuer said. "We’re just looking forward to the Big Ten tournament."

Ryan was able to find some positives in the game, despite the Badger's 28 point loss. Namely, the Badgers edged Ohio State on fast-break points (two compared to zero), and on offensive rebounding. Here's Ryan's take on rebounding, via Heller:

"Then I mentioned offensive rebounds, 13-5," he said of UW’s significant edge, which led to a 17-9 edge in second-chance points. "Then I said: ‘Not so fast. The reason they didn’t have offensive rebounds is they didn’t miss.’"

Anyway, what's done is done. Their next game is this Friday, and the Badgers will play either sixth-seeded Penn State and Talor Battle, or Tom Crean's 11th-seeded Indiana squad.

More Badger Bits after the jump!

Rob Schultz of writes that the Badgers needed better defense to keep up with the Buckeyes. Schultz also has his recap of the game.

Hillary Lee of Off Tackle Empire and SB Nation: Chicago has her preview of the Big Ten Tourney.

Graham Filler of OTE has a few questions before the BTT starts this Thursday.

Congratulations are in order to the Wisconsin women's hockey team: they won the WCHA tournament on Saturday after coming behind to beat the Minnesota Gophers in overtime. The Badger women will host UM-Duluth in the NCAA quarterfinals.

The Wisconsin men's hockey team snapped a skid on Saturday night, when they beat Colorado College 3-1.

Chuck Schwartz of Sixty Minutes. No Alibis. No Regrets. writes a bit about a new recruit the men's team landed over the weekend.