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 starts March Madness 2016 against Pitt. What are the Badgers' chances of advancing?
Hopefully the Badgers brought a lot more energy to St. Louis than they did to Indianapolis last week. They'll need all of it to advance past Pittsburgh and extend a truly memorable season.
Pittsburgh hasn't lived up to expectations of late, but remains a formidable blue-collar program that will provide a worthy challenge as a No. 10 seed.
Come watch along with us as Wisconsin faces Nebraska in Indianapolis.
Wisconsin takes on a full-strength Nebraska squad for the first time this season as the Badgers begin their Big Ten tournament defense.
According to the Bracket Matrix, Wisconsin is trending as a borderline Nos. 6 or 7 seed and is 8-6 against projected NCAA tournament teams. But a lot can change during championship week.
Wisconsin tries to even the season series with Purdue in its regular season finale Sunday evening.
If Greg Gard is trying to reestablish Wisconsin's pipeline from Minnesota, he picked a good time to start.