The Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team has had a few days to collect themselves after being dismantled on the road by the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Of course, this being the 2019-20 Badgers the time off wasn’t spent talking about anything on the court but instead talking about the strength and conditioning coach resigning.
Wisconsin (13-10 overall, 6-6 B1G) is sitting right in the meaty part of the B1G standings and, despite a mediocre looking record, are still primed for an NCAA Tournament bid. The only team remaining on their schedule that has a better conference record than them is Rutgers and five of their final eight games are at home and one of the road games is at Nebraska, which is a game the Badgers will be favored in.
Head coach Greg Gard and a few players spoke with the media at the end of the week and there was much discussion about how the team is dealing with all of the on-court and off-court adversity.
- Brad Davison, giving good life advice here, telling everyone to log off for a bit. I wonder if he’d take advice from us?
Brad Davison says he’s not on social media during the season, so it’s easier to block out the noise.— Melissa Y. Kim (@melissaykim) February 7, 2020
“My dad always says don’t take criticism from people you wouldn’t take advice from.” So that’s what he says he tries to do. #Badgers #OnWisconsin pic.twitter.com/7iuozdp6iO
- In the rough and tumble B1G no one cares about what your team is going through and Gard has made that point to the team heading into the Ohio State game on Sunday.
Gard on his message to his team:— Zach Heilprin (@ZachHeilprin) February 7, 2020
No one is going to feel sorry for you. There’s 13 teams in this conference that don’t care what you’re going through. So buckle up and let’s go play.
- Keep in mind that the Badgers will be wearing their 2000 season throwback jerseys on Sunday while honoring Wisconsin’s 2000 Final Four team.
Sunday at the Kohl Center, we’ll welcome back our 2000 Final Four team, including head coach Dick Bennett— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) February 7, 2020
▪️ Special halftime ceremony
▪️ Throwback uniforms
▪️ @AreaRED t-shirts
Let’s make it a special day! https://t.co/yeBwFfyzjj
- Way to respect the history of this program by being born after 2000, Tyler Wahl! SMH.