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We wish Kobe King well and a look at the Badgers in The Tournament.

Illinois v Wisconsin Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

It’s time for another edition of There Is Some Basketball News That Didn’t Warrant A Whole Post To Itself So Here It Is In One Roundup Post, which we know is your favorite game show that we play here.

Kobe King retires?

  • Former Wisconsin Badgers and Nebraska Cornhuskers wing Kobe King is planning on not playing hoops at all this year and possibly ever again. This sucks. King is a really nice player that had a chance, however small, of playing professionally and it would appear that he might not suit up again. Obviously we don’t know why he isn’t playing this year, but I think we can all agree that we hope King finds what makes him happy whether it is on or off the court.

UWGB coaching staff update

  • We are the No. 1 SB Nation blog in the whole world (eat it, Mid-Major Madness) when it comes to reporting on UW-Green Bay coaching staff news and we would be remiss if we didn’t report this news: Brandon Pritzl and Freddie Owens are joining the staff in Green Bay. This may come as a shock to you, but Brandon is the brother of former Wisconsin shooting guard, Brevin Pritzl.

The Basketball Tournament update

  • Ethan Happ was already eliminated from The Basketball Tournament over the weekend, but three Badgers were still alive entering Wednesday’s action. Big X, which has Trevon Hughes, Vitto Brown and Khalil Iverson on the roster, took on Red Scare Wednesday afternoon and things were looking good at halftime!

There is a reason they play two halves in these games though, folks. Red Scare came back to win and knock Big X, and all remaining Badgers, out of The Tournament. Hughes and Brown were key contributors in the loss while Iverson had a bit of a quiet game.