Neal Olson

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Sam Dekker headed to LeBron James Skill Academy

Sam Dekker's play at the Kevin Durant Skills Academy earned him an invitation to LeBron James camp. He's one of 30 collegiate players selected from three Nike Skills camps for point guards, wing players and big men.

Exit Interview: Frank Kaminsky

Let's begin our look back at the Badgers' first Final Four run since 2000 with the key breakout performer of the year, Frank Kaminsky.

Badgers add preferred walk-on from Appleton Xavier

Record-setting quarterback Matt Ferris from Appleton Xavier will join Bo Ryan and the Badgers next fall as a preferred walk-on.

Wisconsin starts slow, falls to Michigan State

Finally healthy, Michigan State used a dominant first-half performance to hold off Wisconsin. The Spartans will face Michigan for the Big Ten Title on Sunday.

March recruiting update: UW hoops targets to State

With high school state tournaments in full swing, some important Wisconsin recruits are headed to the Kohl Center. Here are a few updates and game info for guys to keep an eye on.

3 keys to beating Minnesota

Wisconsin was embarrassed during its Jan. 22 trip to the Twin Cities. Can the Badgers return the favor Thursday when the Gophers come to town?

Recruiting snapshot: Henry Ellenson scores 36

Friday, 2015 forward Henry Ellenson led his No. 4-ranked Rice Lake team against the Hudson Raiders in a Big Rivers Conference tilt. B5Q's Neal Olson was in attendance to capture a scouting report.

Wisconsin snaps skid, takes down Purdue

The Badgers ended their three-game losing streak and managed just its third win at Mackey Arena since 1972. A balanced offense and improved defense got the trick done.

Halftime: Wisconsin 32, Purdue 29


Wisconsin opened hot at Mackey Arena Saturday, scoring 17 points in the first five minutes against Purdue. But much like Wednesday's loss to Minnesota, Frank Kaminsky picked up his second foul with 14:24 left in the half.

Wisconsin falls at Minnesota, drops 3rd straight

Wisconsin could not overcome Maurice Walker's career night, and now three straight games have been lost primarily from poor defensive effort.

Halftime: Minnesota 34, Wisconsin 28

Wisconsin finds itself in another in-conference battle and trails Minnesota at halftime, 34-28.

Wisconsin falls to Indiana for first loss

Wisconsin fell to 16-1, failing to extend its win streak vs. Indiana to 13 games.

First-half recap: Wisconsin 35, Indiana 34


Wisconsin came out hot at Assembly Hall, making its first seven shots, but suspect defense kept Indiana close as the Badgers took a 35-34 halftime lead.

Recruiting update: 2014, 2015 UW hoops targets

Henry Ellenson and Diamond Stone remain priorities, but with George Marshall's transfer, adding a guard or two quickly became important. As the Big Ten season gets underway, here's a quick update on how Wisconsin's basketball prospects have fared aft

Comparing the 2014 Badgers to the 2007 team

The Wisconsin basketball team is in the middle of a 14-day layoff. To get through the doldrums -- and maybe to escape unwanted Christmas obligations -- we present a thought exercise exploring how the current Badger team compares to one of the program

Recruiting: Which players is UW tracking in 2015?

Five open scholarships in 2015 has the Badgers looking a lot of players. Here's a quick preview of who the coaches are keeping an eye on during the high school season.

Badgers beat WVU, 70-63, to claim Cancun Challenge

The Badgers are now 8-0 on the season thanks to a gritty second-half performance, improved free throw shooting (finally!) and the return of Sam Dekker.

Wisconsin handles Saint Louis, 63-57

Poor free throw shooting down the stretch kept the game close, but the Badgers earned a hard-fought win in Cancun.

4 things we've learned in the first 3 games

The Badgers are 3-0 on the season, with all three wins coming against likely NCAA tournament teams. What have we learned so far?

Wisconsin 86, St. John's 75: Badgers win opener

The return of Josh Gasser and the emergence of Duje Dukan help the Badgers survive a second half rally from the Red Storm.

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