Yeah, Big Ten basketball media day was Thursday, but that did not stop the Wisconsin men’s basketball team from having some fun with UW-Madison students late in the afternoon.
Organizing on the blacktop courts near UW’s Sellery Hall, the Badgers squad met up with students for some hoops action and more. #AreaRED, the student section organization for both football and basketball, tweeted highlights from the event.
It all appeared to start during the mid-afternoon, when Wisconsin sent messages on Twitter and Instagram about the impromptu gathering to start at 5 p.m. CT at Sellery Hall, one of the dorms in the southeastern portion of the campus area.
It appears UW students enjoyed their time interacting with the team on a closer level.
Hey @UWMadison / @AreaRED— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) October 11, 2018
Sellery basketball courts
Get out here and give these guys a challenge. Games, hot chocolate, #AreaRED shirts and more! pic.twitter.com/MZ94noDhSx
Air-ea Red pic.twitter.com/3DdfNZeUFH— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) October 11, 2018
Think you can beat @braddavi34 at Horse? Come to Sellery courts now to prove it! pic.twitter.com/3MOnK8CVc4— #AreaRED (@AreaRED) October 11, 2018
The guys on the team aren’t the only ones with hops out here! #AreaRED represent! pic.twitter.com/X6BTgO7pr3— #AreaRED (@AreaRED) October 11, 2018
The first of many posters this year for @iverson_khalil! pic.twitter.com/U44yOztLVv— #AreaRED (@AreaRED) October 11, 2018
Wisconsin kicked off practices on Sept. 27. The Swish Upon a Cure event for Garding Against Cancer is scheduled at the Kohl Center on Monday at 3 p.m. CT. Local media day is set for Oct. 17 and B5Q will be there.