Big Ten champion Badgers talk about possible No. 1 seed in NCAA tournament

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CHICAGO — March Madness is here, and Big Ten champion Wisconsin is in the thick of it all.

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The Badgers put together a dominant second half en route to a 71-51 win over Purdue on Saturday in the Big Ten tournament semifinals.

With the likes of Duke and Virginia losing in the ACC tournament semifinals Friday, the chances of Wisconsin grabbing a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament seem to be getting more realistic by the day.

Will the Badgers get a coveted No. 1 seed? Of course, they first have to beat Michigan State in the Big Ten tourney finals.

I asked several Badgers following the team’s win over Purdue about the possibility and how much it’s…

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2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament: Best of Day 4

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CHICAGO — It was a day of comebacks in the Big Ten tournament semifinals Saturday afternoon at the United Center.

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No. 1-seed Wisconsin erased a five-point halftime deficit en route to downing No. 4-seed Purdue, 71-51, and No. 3-seed Michigan State rallied from 16 points down to dispatch No. 2-seed Maryland, 62-58.

Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart’s Best of Day 4 at the Big Ten tourney below.

Biggest surprise: How about those Spartans? As the No. 3 seed, Michigan State knocked off No. 2 Maryland to advance to the Big Ten title game for the third time in four seasons. The Spartans are 4-0 all-time in the event, winning in 1999, 2000, 2012 and 2014. Tom Izzo’s crew…

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Dienhart’s rapid reaction: Wisconsin rallies, runs away from Purdue

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CHICAGO — The Big Ten regular-season champs are one win away from being Big Ten tourney champs, too.

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No. 1-seed Wisconsin erased a five-point halftime deficit en route to running away from No. 4-seed Purdue, 71-51, in the first Big Ten tourney semifinal Saturday at the United Center.

Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart’s rapid reaction to Wisconsin’s win.

Top star: Bronson Koenig was on fire for Wisconsin, scoring a game-high and career-high 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting. He drained three 3-pointers, as the Badgers had four players in double-figures. Koenig was equally deadly shooting from long range or driving the hoop.

Top stat: 3, turnovers for Wisconsin. It was another classic exhibition by the Badgers…

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Frustrations of Having A Disability

Being in a wheelchair is not all it is cracked up to be. The worst part about being in a wheelchair is having to rely on other people for almost everything. When I need going to the bathroom, I usual have to wait a few minutes before I can actually go because my mom or dad are doing something when I ask for their help. People don’t understand how frustrating it can to have wait to use the bathroom because you have to wait for someone to come help you. It seems like I always ask for help when someone has just sat down to relax.

Big Ten Tournament Semifinal Game #1 Preview

The Wisconsin Badgers face off against the Purdue Boilermakers this afternoon on CBS. With Virginia losing to North Carolina yesterday, Wisconsin’s chances of getting a number on seed just got a little bit better. Now, Wisconsin go out on the take care of your business today at the United Center in Chicago. If we win, we will face either Michigan State or Maryland tomorrow in the Big Ten Tournament Championship Game.

BREWERS SELL 101,000 TICKETS ON FIRST DAY OF INDIVIDUAL-GAME SALES

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Today’s single-digit temperatures were ignored by the Brewers faithful today as thoughts of summer days at Miller Park filled the air. Fans queued up early at Miller Park to be the first to get single-game tickets, and combined with online purchases, the Brewers had one of the best days of single-game ticket sales in team history.

As of 3 pm, 101,000 tickets had been sold, tied for the second-highest sold in a single day in team history. The total of 101,000 is 10,000 more than last year on the first day of sales for individual games. (NOTE: the franchise record for tickets sold in a single day is 104,000, achieved on the first day of sales in 2009.)

In addition, the Club announced that Opening Day, April 6 versus the Rockies, is sold out, except for a limited number of tickets that remain as part of Season Seat packages…

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Wisconsin’s Traevon Jackson: ‘I’d say I’m about 90 percent right now’

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CHICAGO — Wisconsin senior Traevon Jackson sat at his locker, fielding questions from a reporter following the Badgers’ 71-60 victory over Michigan in a Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal game on Friday.

He has his left shoe still laced up, while his right shoe is removed as he gradually rolls his foot back-and-fourth on a roller.

Jackson hasn’t played since on Jan. 11, when he broke his right foot in a 67-62 loss to Rutgers. He was given an expected recovery time of six weeks.

It has been been just under nine weeks now since the injury, and Jackson has had to learn to cope with the injury and watch from the sideline as his team continues to roll and make a case for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.

“I’d say I’m about 90 percent right now,” Jackson said, following Friday’s win over Michigan. “I definitely have a…

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