Badgers men’s basketball game vs. Louisville next week in jeopardy after positive COVID-19 test for Cardinals | Wisconsin Badgers Men’s Basketball

The only marquee home game on the non-conference portion of the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball 2020-21 schedule is in jeopardy of being wiped out.

Louisville is supposed to come to the Kohl Center on Wednesday night for an ACC/Big Ten Challenge game against the Badgers, but the Cardinals canceled their home game against North Carolina-Greensboro scheduled for Friday due to a positive COVID-19 test within the program.

According to a news release from Louisville on Thursday night, Louisville “has paused all team-related activities indefinitely due to a positive COVID-19 test and accompanying contact tracing measures among individuals within the program. …

“The pause in activities follows a positive test, subsequent quarantining, and contact tracing within the Cardinals’ “Tier 1” individuals, which consists of student-athletes, coaches, team managers and staff. The team is adhering to the outlined protocols within the ACC Medical Advisory Group report.”

While the game against UNC-Greensboro

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Tyler Wahl version 2.0 has provides a big boost for the Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team | Wisconsin Badgers Men’s Basketball

Morning, a Wisconsin native who played football at UW-Stout, always has had a soft spot for Wahl because he’s a Badgers fan. But Wahl’s work ethic also made an immediate impression on his instructor.

“He’s got that mindset that I’m going to do whatever I can to be better,” Morning said. “He’s just different in a great way.”

Wahl wanted to get bigger and stronger, but Morning’s program went beyond that. They worked on improving Wahl’s explosiveness and ability to change direction efficiently.

When Morning tuned in for the first couple games this season, it wasn’t hard to notice that Wahl had more pop in his steps and jumps. “It’s awesome to see,” Morning said.

Wahl was listed at 214 pounds as a freshman, but he was down to around 200 by the end of the season. One of the first priorities was to get some weight back on him,

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The Latest: Wisconsin women’s hoops cancels another game

Wisconsin says its women’s basketball home game next Tuesday with Prairie View A&M has been canceled due to protocols related to COVID-19


The Badgers’ Big Ten opener Saturday at Iowa remains on as scheduled.


Kent State’s football game at Miami (Ohio) scheduled for Saturday has been canceled due to positive COVID-19

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No. 7 Wisconsin rolls past Arkansas-Pine Bluff 92-58

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Seventh-ranked Wisconsin was too tall – and too everything else – for outmanned Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

Micah Potter scored 19 points and D’Mitrik Trice added 15 as Wisconsin used its size advantage to overwhelm the Golden Lions 92-58 in a non-conference game on Friday night.

Wisconsin (2-0) scored the first 25 points of the game, hitting 10 of its first 13 shots, before Kshun Stokes scored on a floater from the lane for the Golden Lions with 10:05 left in the first half.

“Obviously a terrific start, but I think the most important thing was that we stayed true to how we need to play for the most part, and didn’t get loose and sloppy,” Wisconsin coach Greg Gard said. “And, that’s challenging, especially when the score starts to really slide in one direction quickly.”

Arkansas-Pine Bluff missed it first 11 shots and committed five turnovers before

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Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions vs. Wisconsin Badgers Live Score and Stats – November 27, 2020 Gametracker


  Brad Davison misses two point layup   19:50

  Dequan Morris defensive rebound   19:34

  Markedric Bell misses three point step back jump shot   19:32

  D’Mitrik Trice defensive rebound  


D’Mitrik Trice makes three point jump shot (Brad Davison assists)


  Micah Potter blocks Alvin Stredic Jr.’s two point driving layup   18:53

  Brad Davison defensive rebound   18:46

  D’Mitrik Trice misses three point jump shot   18:44

  Micah Potter offensive rebound   18:42

  Markedric Bell personal foul (Micah Potter draws the foul)  


Brad Davison makes two point driving layup




Shaun Doss makes two point driving layup




Micah Potter makes two point layup




Joshuwan Johnson makes two point pullup jump shot


  Micah Potter turnover (lost ball) (Joshuwan Johnson steals)  


Markedric Bell makes three point jump shot (Shaun Doss assists)


  Markedric Bell shooting foul (Micah Potter draws the
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Sounds of silence: Badgers men’s basketball players get their first taste of creating their own energy in a near-empty Kohl Center | Wisconsin Badgers Men’s Basketball

A 20½-point favorite, UW’s biggest lead was 27 early in the second half and it led by 18 late in the game before one final push by the Panthers (0-1). Even Panthers coach Jay Spoonhour admitted after the game that the final score was deceiving.

And perhaps, with the game out of reach and no crowd to urge them on, the Badgers simply had trouble maintaining focus on both ends of the court. Their inability to get post touches led to some bad shot selection, while UW allowed too many offensive rebounds on the other end while giving up 47 points after halftime.

“It’s odd, it’s a little eerie in there,” Gard said of the near-empty arena. “It’s like a scrimmage.”

It’ll be that way again Friday night when the Badgers host Arkansas-Pine Bluff (0-1), which was throttled 99-57 at Marquette on Wednesday.

The Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball schedule is in place. Now comes the tricky part during a pandemic

UW senior point guard D’Mitrik

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The Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball schedule is in place. Now comes the tricky part during a pandemic | Wisconsin Badgers Men’s Basketball

Yes, the idea of UW and Marquette working together might make some fans squeamish. Gard even joked that it took a pandemic for the two instate rivals to start getting along.

While there’s no official name to the MTE – VandeWettering suggested the “I-94 Series” – it made sense for the Badgers and Golden Eagles to work together. If one of their mutual opponents this week has to drop out, UW and Marquette can count the Dec. 4 game in Milwaukee as part of the MTE and schedule another opponent to take the place of the game lost.

VandeWettering and Marquette deputy athletic director Mike Broeker typically talk once or twice a year to confirm details for the annual matchup in a series that dates to 1917 and has included at least one game every season since 1958. Their chats have been much more frequent during the pandemic.

“We’re texting

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Ramsey, No. 19 Northwestern top No. 10 Wisconsin 17-7

Published 7:22 p.m. ET Nov. 21, 2020 | Updated 8:54 p.m. ET Nov. 21, 2020

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Every clutch play by Peyton Ramsey. Every big hit by Northwestern’s defense. It was all designed to send a message.

The Wildcats had something they wanted to say.

“We woke up the country now, and we need our damn respect,” cornerback Greg Newsome II said.

Ramsey threw two touchdown passes and No. 19 Northwestern shut down Graham Mertz and No. 10 Wisconsin for a 17-7 victory on Saturday that put the undefeated Wildcats in control of the Big Ten West.

Northwestern forced five turnovers — four in the first half — and sacked Mertz three times in its first win over a top-10 team since a 28-25 victory over No. 9 Nebraska on Nov. 5, 2011. Ramsey, a graduate transfer from Indiana, was 23 for 44 for 203 yards, and

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Proven model backing Wisconsin, Mississippi State

The fourth-ranked Clemson Tigers welcome potential No. 1 overall 2021 NFL Draft selection Trevor Lawrence back after a two-game COVID-19 absence Saturday on the road when they play the Florida State Seminoles. Lawrence missed both Clemson’s narrow 34-28 victory over Boston College and its 47-40 loss to then-No. 4 Notre Dame after contracting coronavirus, but could maintain his Heisman Trophy candidacy with a strong showing against the Seminoles. Despite missing two games, Lawrence is still 18th nationally with 1,833 passing yards and is 10th in the country with 17 touchdown passes against just two interceptions.

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Does Lawrence make enough difference for Clemson to overcome being a 35.5-point favorite in the Week 12 college football odds from William Hill Sportsbook? Other ACC teams in action Saturday include Virginia Tech playing at Pittsburgh and NC State hosting No. 21 Liberty — with the Wolfpack

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College football picks, odds for Big Ten in Week 12: Ohio State, Wisconsin stay close in marquee games

The Big Ten has been full of surprises over the past month since the conference returned to play. The conference has also been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and last Saturday’s game between Ohio State and Maryland was canceled as a result of an outbreak within Maryland’s football program. 

The big matchup that everyone will have their eye on this week will be No. 3 Ohio State playing host to No. 9 Indiana in arguably the most-anticipated game in the Big Ten so far this season. Indiana has been one of the surprises in the conference as its jumped out to a 4-0 record with wins over Michigan and Penn State. The Hoosiers are coming off of a dominant win over Michigan State. If Indiana truly wants to challenge for a spot in the Big Title title game, this one that they’re going to need to win. 

On the

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