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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.

Breaking down Wisconsin vs. Pitt

Wisconsin starts March Madness 2016 against Pitt. What are the Badgers' chances of advancing?

Pittsburgh Q&A: UW prepares for first-round battle

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.

What to know about Pitt, UW's first opponent

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.

B1G GAME THREAD: Wisconsin (6) vs. Nebraska (11)

Come watch along with us as Wisconsin faces Nebraska in Indianapolis.

Big Ten tournament preview: UW opens vs. Nebraska

Wisconsin takes on a full-strength Nebraska squad for the first time this season as the Badgers begin their Big Ten tournament defense.

Resume watch: UW 8-6 vs. projected tourney teams

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.

GAME THREAD: Wisconsin at No. 15 Purdue

Wisconsin tries to even the season series with Purdue in its regular season finale Sunday evening.

MN pipeline? Badgers offer 2017 PF Nathan Reuvers

If Greg Gard is trying to reestablish Wisconsin's pipeline from Minnesota, he picked a good time to start.

GAME THREAD: Wisconsin at Minnesota

Sadly, I can't even call this one a border battle.

Minnesota Q&A: Providing therapy to sad Gopher fan

Inquiring minds want to know: How do you scout Minnesota if it doesn't have any of the same players?