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Phil joined B5Q as its basketball editor in September 2010 after three and a half years running Hoops Marinara, a cryptically-titled Wisconsin basketball blog. Keeping up with basketball recruiting is his passion ... and burden.

Wisconsin lands 2016 class as Trice, Ford commit

Wisconsin Badgers basketball finally landed its first two commitments for 2016 on Saturday.

Roundtable: Promising UW team returns for 2016-17

Our writers' thought on the future of the program, with or without their star coming back.

Roundtable: Evaluating Wisconsin's season

A look back at the rollercoaster year for Wisconsin Badgers basketball.

Assistant coach Gary Close resigns from Wisconsin

The Badgers are in the market for another new assistant coach after Close's announcement Tuesday.


It's an All-ACC Sunday Showdown where North Carolina, Notre Dame, Virginia and Syracuse will produce the two remaining Final Four participants.


Oregon-Oklahoma and Kansas-Villanova will determine two Final Four berths on Saturday night.

GAME THREAD: Wisconsin vs. Notre Dame

When it comes to the Sweet 16, there are no fluke wins. Let's see if the Badgers can finally get firing on all cylinders against an experienced Notre Dame team.

Notre Dame Q&A: Irish back with new and old faces

A year after each program reached new heights, both Wisconsin and Notre Dame return with players thirsty for more success. Only one can advance to the Elite 8. Time to meet the Irish.

GAME THREAD: Wisconsin vs. Xavier

Two Sweet 16 mainstays face off in an elimination match Sunday night.

GAME THREAD: Wisconsin vs. Pittsburgh

The Badgers have their dancing shoes laced up, but this date with 10th-seeded Pittsburgh won't be a waltz.