UW vs. Iowa Courtside Blog

UW vs. Iowa Courtside Blog

Brian Mason (Athletic Communications Assistant)

Please join Brian Mason as he chronicles from courtside all the action from today's game between the Badgers and Iowa with the Game Day Blog. Remember, the blog is now interactive, so be sure to chime in with comments and questions and vote in the polls or email me at bm3@athletics.wisc.edu. The live blog will start at 7:30 p.m. CT.

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UW vs. Iowa Courtside Blog(02/11/2009) 
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7:23
Which Iowa player is most important for the Badgers to stop tonight?
Jake Kelly
 ( 0% )
Jeff Peterson
 ( 50% )
Cyrus Tate
 ( 50% )
Matt Gatens
 ( 0% )

7:24
Diane Nordstrom:  We're ticking down to the start of tonight's contest between the Badgers and Iowa at the Kohl Center ... here come the Badgers for their final few minutes of warm-ups before player introductions.
7:25
[Comment From Pzaman]
Hey Brian Lets see if Bucky can keep the streak going.
7:26
Brian Mason:  Yeah ... not Diane here, sorry about that ... we'll see if the Badgers can win their third straight against an Iowa team that has lost four of five since downing the Badgers in the teams' first meeting on Jan. 21
7:26
Brian Mason:  This is certainly one the Badgers want to get ... a little revenge for that overtime loss to the Hawkeyes the first time around and to defend the home court.
7:27
Brian Mason:  Not to mention the fact that a win tonight would event the Badgers' conference record at 6-6. But, first things first. There's a game to be played.
7:29
[Comment From iabucky]
Word is that Tate will not play tonight. confirm?
7:29
Brian Mason:  He is a late scratch from the starting lineup. Looks like Jarryd Cole will go in Tate's place.
7:29
[Comment From Pzaman]
Nice to have Marcus being able to have a chance at 1000 pts at home tonight..
7:30
Brian Mason:  That's another of the big storylines for the Badgers. Only 32 players in school history have hit that 1,000-point mark.
7:32
Brian Mason:  OK ... National Anthem is in the books and it's time for the introduction of starting lineups.
7:34
Brian Mason:  For the Hawkeyes it's F Matt Gatens, F Jarryd Cole, G Devan Bawinkel, G Jeff Peterson and G Jake Kelly

For the Badgers, it's Landry, Hughes, Bohannon, Krabbenhoft and Leuer
7:34
Brian Mason:  The Big Guy will make his third consecuctive start in place of Keaton Nankivil.
7:34
[Comment From Pzaman]
Let get it started !!!
7:35
Brian Mason:  A little history on the series between these border rivals ... it's the 151st meeting between the two teams, with the Badgers owning a 47-29 lead in games played in Madison. The UW has won 10 of its last 12 meetings with the Hawkeyes overall.
7:35
[Comment From Will]
Brian - can you toss a discus as well as Diane?
7:36
Brian Mason:  No.
7:37
Brian Mason:  Anyone who knows me will say I'm much more comfortable writing about track than attempting to compete ... I still have nightmares about running the hurdles in my younger days...
7:37
[Comment From Tim]
how many points does marcus need to hit 1000?
7:37
Brian Mason:  He is seven away.
7:37
Brian Mason:  Marcus misses on his first try at reducing that number .. empty trips for both teams on their first possessions
7:38
Brian Mason:  Cole shows why he cracked the lineup in Tate's absence ... but then Trevon throws in a bank from 17 feet away ... tied up at 2-2
7:39
[Comment From iabucky]
Payback indeed! I was at the first encounter at Carver Hawkeye. It was a COLD walk back to the car.  GO BADGERS!
7:39
Brian Mason:  Another relatively mild day in Madison today ... hope this keeps up.
7:39
Brian Mason:  And there's a bucket from Leuer to give the Badgers their first lead at 4-2
7:40
Brian Mason:  Leuer collects his first personal to send Cole to the line for a pair
7:41
When will Marcus Landry reach 1,000 points?
Early in the first half
 ( 3% )
Late in the first half
 ( 34% )
Early in the second half
 ( 31% )
Late in the second half
 ( 28% )
It's not happening tonight
 ( 3% )

7:41
Brian Mason:  Nice job of connecting on a 3-ball there by Trevon as the shot clock wound down ... it's 7-3 Badgers
7:42
Brian Mason:  Todd Lickliter has removed his jacket. That didn't take long...
7:42
Brian Mason:  We have our first media timeout at the 15:49 mark, with the Badgers leading, 7-5
7:44
Brian Mason:  There's a big streak on the line for the Badgers tonight ... the UW has won 53 straight home games against unranked conference opponents. That dates back to a win by Iowa on Jan. 29, 2000.
7:45
[Comment From Pzaman]
How many media timeouts are there each half?
7:45
Brian Mason:  Four media timeouts each half ... one each at the first dead ball under 16 minuntes, 12 minutes, 8 minutes and 4 minutes
7:46
Brian Mason:  J-Bo connects out of the timeout, but Kelly draws a foul on Marcus and has a chance at a three-point play here
7:46
Brian Mason:  No good ... Badgers haul down the board with a 9-7 lead
7:48
Brian Mason:  David Palmer in for Iowa (no, not the president from the first few seasons of 24) ... he had 21 points against the Badgers in Iowa City
7:49
Brian Mason:  Nice offensive board by Leuer to give the Badgers a fresh 35 ... and J-Bo drills a 3-pointer to pus the UW lead to 12-9
7:49
[Comment From David]
Thanks for clarifying about Palmer.  I may have been very confused.
7:50
Brian Mason:  You're welcome. The other David Palmer was a great fake president.
7:50
Brian Mason:  Gatens makes a pair of free throws to cut the UW lead to 12-11
7:50
[Comment From Guest]
Let's hope J-Bo keeps up the 3s to spread out the court
7:51
Brian Mason:  He should be riding high after the huge swell of applause he got during player introductions ... the Badger fans are trying to make up for all the grief the Iowa native catches from the fans in Iowa City.
7:51
Brian Mason:  Media timeout at the 11:42 mark ... it's 12-11 UW
7:53
[Comment From David]
He really was.  I think Alison Taylor is the first respectable president 24 has had since David Palmer.
7:53
Brian Mason:  Don't even get me started on Charles Logan.
7:53
Brian Mason:  Oh, right. The game! Enough 24 fan talk for now.
7:54
Brian Mason:  A good second effort by Krabby leads to a foul on Gatens and gives Krabby a shot at two free throws
7:55
Brian Mason:  He gets both, and it's a 14-11 lead for the Badgers with 11:24 to go
7:55
Brian Mason:  It's Hughes, Taylor, Landry, Krabbenhoft and Gullikson on the floor for the Badgers
7:55
Brian Mason:  ... and there's a foul on Taylor ... that's four on the Badgers with 11:10 to go in the half.
7:56
Brian Mason:  A 3-pointer by Peterson knots things up at 14-all
7:56
[Comment From David]
Ok.  Coming from a fellow band member, how much of an impact do you think the band has on how the players play?
7:56
Brian Mason:  It really probably depends on the player ... I think some guys really buy into all the traditions and fun stuff that goes on around the game, while others prefer to stay focused on the task at hand.
7:56
[Comment From CD]
Krabby seems to have upped his game over the last couple of weeks.  Playing "Wisconsin Basketball."
7:57
Brian Mason:  He's a solid player night-in and night-out, you just don't always see it in the box score after a game.
7:57
Brian Mason:  One of the great things about Krabby is the work ethic he teaches the younger guys on the team to have.
7:59
Brian Mason:  OK ... 40 percent of you that voted for 'Late in the first half' in our poll really need some production from Marcus
7:59
Brian Mason:  Great sequence with a steal and a dish from Trevon to Krabby for an easy look
7:59
Brian Mason:  Tonight's has been as physical a game on the glass as I've seen this year.
7:59
Brian Mason:  Iowa leads the rebounding battle, 7-5 so far
8:00
Brian Mason:  Cole commits his first foul ... that's just three as a team on Iowa
8:00
Brian Mason:  And here comes Keaton, checking in for Marcus.
8:00
[Comment From chuck]
will nankavil play tonight?
8:01
Brian Mason:  Sorry I didn't get to that earlier, Chuck. Yes, yes he will.
8:01
Brian Mason:  Trevon finds the basket again to make it an 18-14 lead for the Badgers ... he has a team-high seven points
8:01
Brian Mason:  Media timeout at the 7:44 mark ... Badgers lead, 18-14
8:03
[Comment From iabucky]
Badgers need to control the Defensive board. Iowa's not to much of a threat to run on them.
8:03
Brian Mason:  True ... they're a pretty methodical bunch on the offensive end. Sound like anyone we know?
8:03
[Comment From CD]
Nice to see Trevon with more production.  he has done a great job in D the last two games, but hasn't found the net much...
8:04
Brian Mason:  He has really done a great job of shutting down some of the best players in the league this year. I wish we could better quantify what he brings to the floor defensively.
8:04
[Comment From chuck]
many iowa fans at the game tonight?
8:05
Brian Mason:  There is a scattering of gold in the stands ... maybe 50-60
8:05
Brian Mason:  Keaton's back, and he continues to make it look easy from downtown! He drains a 3-pointer from the top of the key.
8:06
Brian Mason:  And then Krabby gets it done on the inside on the Badgers' next trip. It's a 23-14 lead as Iowa calls time with 6:34 to go.
8:08
Brian Mason:  So a three-point play by Kelly out of the timeout breaks a 9-0 run for the Badgers ... Iowa had gone over four minutes without a basket
8:09
Brian Mason:  Trevon has one go in and out, but Krabby is there on the offensive glass again ... it's a 25-17 lead
8:09
[Comment From scott]
Is Iowa just not letting Marcus get any good look at the basket?
8:09
Brian Mason:  He's still on the bench ... has played nine of the 14-plus minutes so far in the half.
8:09
[Comment From claude]
USA-2, Mexico 0  World cup qualifying
8:10
Brian Mason:  USA, USA, USA!
8:10
Brian Mason:  I like the multi-sport crossover there. The courtside blog is not a one-trick pony.
8:11
Brian Mason:  Keaton finishes inside off a great assist from J-Bo
8:11
Brian Mason:  Badgers are shooting 50 percent from the floor so far ... 11-for-12
8:12
Brian Mason:  Consecutive hoops by the Hawkeyes have the lead down to 27-22, with 3:50 to play
8:13
Brian Mason:  Krabby stuffs an attempt by Cole, but he gets it right back to convert and cut the UW lead to 27-24 with 2:27 to play ... that's five points for Cole
8:14
[Comment From wendt library badger]
in other news...brett favre has, once again, retired
8:14
Brian Mason:  I thought that was last year's news...
8:14
[Comment From arizonabucky]
11 for 12 is a lot more than 50%
8:14
Brian Mason:  Good catch ... it was actually 11-for-22
8:15
Brian Mason:  It's down to 46 percent now, as the UW has missed three in a row ... Hawkeyes are shooting 53 percent from the floor
8:15
[Comment From CD]
Give Brian a break...he is typing as fast as he can...occasionally the fingers get crossed!
8:15
Brian Mason:  It's the Blogger's Burden.
8:16
Brian Mason:  More unselfish basketball for the Badgers in the first half ... they have six assists on their 11 made baskets
8:16
Brian Mason:  Nice contributions from Krabby (eight points and three rebounds) and Trevon (seven points) so far... plus Leuer has four rebounds already
8:17
Brian Mason:  Trevon is big again with the shot clock ticking away ... it's 29-24
8:17
Brian Mason:  There's Krabby's fourth board of the half
8:20
Brian Mason:  Iowa commits its eighth turnover of the half and it's UW ball with under a minute to play
8:20
[Comment From BigAppleBucky]
TH's points are welcome, but we need his defense and distributing more.   He's had two bad scoring games, but contributed in other ways.
8:20
Brian Mason:  No doubt. He's a vital part for the Badgers on both ends
8:21
Brian Mason:  ... and there's that defense you were talking about! A great pick and a breakaway layup makes it 31-24 with 21.4 to play
8:21
[Comment From CD]
I toggle between Fox GameTrax, ESPN Gamecast, and the UW Blog...UW blog has the fastest results...The Big 10 network has contributed to this peculiar behavior
8:21
Brian Mason:  We win!
8:22
Brian Mason:  We are the Worldwid Leader in Badger Sports.
8:22
Brian Mason:  A technical is called on Gatens ... J-Bo heads to the line for a pair
8:22
Brian Mason:  He hits both to make it 33-24 ... and Palmer checks in for Gatens
8:23
Brian Mason:  No sign of Jack Bauer.
8:23
Brian Mason:  Wow. Perfect execution for the Badgers on their play to end the half ... Trevon dishes to J-Bo for a sweet 3-pointer at the horn.
8:24
Brian Mason:  So Trevon's initial steal ends up leading to a seven-point swing in the Badgers' favor after his breakaway layup, J-Bo's free throws and then his trey.

It's 36-24 at the half.
8:25
[Comment From BigAppleBucky]
Seven point possession.
8:25
Brian Mason:  That was big, no doubt. The Hawks have plenty to talk about heading into the locker room.
8:26
Brian Mason:  For your halftime enjoyment ... a dance team performance featuring members of the UW football team. This could be interesting....
8:26
[Comment From CD Bay Area Badger]
That's the way to build momentum!  They need to remember they have to finish the game...a problem up until a week ago.
8:27
Brian Mason:  Consider the opportunity taken advantage of.
8:28
Brian Mason:  ... and a halfitme proposal at halfcourt. She said yes.
8:28
[Comment From Jon & Jane Wilcox]
Your blog is great !  We're vacationing in FL & you are our way of keeping up!  Go Badgers!
8:29
Brian Mason:  Thanks. Glad we can help. If you have any interest in trading places, I'd be happy to consider a few days in Florida...
8:29
[Comment From Tim]
how was the dance?
8:30
Brian Mason:  Quick and relatively painless. Didn't seem like it was very demanding for the players, either. The dance team really went easy on them.
8:30
[Comment From chuck]
up by 12 and nothing from marcus...good sign
8:31
Brian Mason:  It's because of all of you who voted that he'd hit the 1,000 mark late in the first half. Jinxed him.
8:31
[Comment From Pzaman]
Is it true that you are from Iowa?  Do you have any mixed feelings about the game?
8:32
Brian Mason:  Wow. Now we're getting personal. It is true that I am from Iowa ... but I know which side I'm on. I'm a Northern Iowa grad, so I have plenty of experience cheering against the Hawkeyes.
8:33
[Comment From chuck]
is jbo's parents at the game?  do they still live in iowa?
8:33
Brian Mason:  Not sure if they're here tonight (I would imagine they are...) and yes, they do still live in Iowa.
8:34
[Comment From CD Bay Area Badger]
Doesn't Northern Iowa have a QB playing in the NFL ;-)
8:34
Brian Mason:  He's kind of a big deal. I have his breakfast cereal.
8:34
Brian Mason:  But enough about that. Time for a look at halftime stats!
8:35
[Comment From claude]
old home week--I taught Industrial Technology at UNI and now I live in Panama
8:35
Brian Mason:  I didn't stray quite that far...
8:35
Brian Mason:  OK, really. The stats...
8:36
[Comment From Austin TX Badger]
Let's hear the stats, missed the entire first half
8:36
Brian Mason:  Trevon leads the way for the Badgers with 11 points ... J-Bo has 10 points on 2-for-3 shooting from 3-point range ... Krabby has eight points and four rebounds
8:37
Brian Mason:  As a team, the Badgers shot 52 percent in the half (14-for-27) and went 4-for-4 at the free throw line ... Iowa shot 50 percent (9-for-18) ... the teams were tied with 11 rebounds ... Iowa had 10 first-half turnovers compared to just three for the Badgers
8:39
Who will big the biggest factor for the Badgers in the second half?
Marcus Landry
 ( 24% )
Trevon Hughes
 ( 34% )
Joe Krabbenhoft
 ( 32% )
Jon Leuer
 ( 10% )
Jordan Taylor
 ( 0% )

8:40
Brian Mason:  Second half is underway....
8:41
Brian Mason:  Krabby stays hot to start the half ... a nice pick leads to a chance at a three-point play
8:41
Brian Mason:  He misses the free throw but it's 38-24 Badgers
8:42
Brian Mason:  The student section hasn't let Peterson forget about a first-half airball.
8:42
Brian Mason:  Still, he hits one of two free throws
8:44
Brian Mason:  Iowa is making life hard on Marcus down low ... but Leuer will head to the line after snagging an offensive board off Marcus' miss
8:44
Brian Mason:  That's two quick fouls on Bawinkle for Iowa ... three team fouls already for the Hawkeyes
8:44
Brian Mason:  Leuer hits 1-of-2 ... it's a 39-25 lead with 18 minutes to go
8:45
Brian Mason:  Gatens with a strong drive to the rack there ... he's one of the more impressive freshmen in the conference
8:45
Brian Mason:  Marcus gets on the board! He drains a 3-pointer to push the lead to 42-27
8:45
Brian Mason:  Four points to 1,000
8:46
Brian Mason:  Palmer checks in for Cole, and Jordan Taylor checks in for Trevon
8:47
Brian Mason:  Krabby again! That's a dozen for the senior
8:47
Brian Mason:  Peterson at the line for two ... still no relief on the airball from the UW student section
8:48
Brian Mason:  He hits both free throws, though ... it's 44-29 with 15:57 to play
8:48
Brian Mason:  Palmer is called for his second foul (that's four on Iowa already) and we have a media timeout at the 15:47 mark
8:49
Brian Mason:  Nice rendition of "Livin' on a Prayer" from the band ... solid.
8:49
[Comment From chuck]
taylor sure seems to be a non-factor, three fouls, has he taken any shots?
8:50
Brian Mason:  No shots for Jordan ... he's been limited to five minutes because of those fouls.
8:51
Brian Mason:  We're over four minutes into the half and just two attempts from the floor for Iowa to this point
8:51
Brian Mason:  J-Bo knocks down a jumper and he has a dozen ... but Palmer answers with a 3-ball on the other end
8:53
Brian Mason:  Nice block by Marcus on a deep 3-point attempt by Peterson with the shot clock winding down
8:54
Brian Mason:  Great execution by the Badgers ... they took their time and waited for the door to open on the baseline, with Trevon finding Leuer for a big-time stuff
8:55
Brian Mason:  Jarmusz and Gullikson check in for the Badgers ... nice ovation for Krabby as he headed to the bench
8:55
Brian Mason:  Cole is whistled for his third personal ... and that's seven on Iowa in the half
8:55
Brian Mason:  Marcus to the line for a 1-and-1
8:56
Brian Mason:  He misses, but follows his shot and hauls in the board in the paint ... great extension lets him place it in and draw a foul
8:56
Brian Mason:  He'll shoot for the three-point play after a media timeout at the 13:28 mark
8:56
Brian Mason:  Marcus is now two points away from the 1,000 mark.
8:57
[Comment From jo]
does anyone on iowa have 4 fouls? i am looking forward to some student section taunting...
8:57
Brian Mason:  Three each on Palmer and Cole ... three other Hawkeyes have two each
8:58
Brian Mason:  Badgers are 6-for-10 from the floor in the half ... Iowa has attempted just four shots from the floor and made only two
8:58
[Comment From Rosebud]
How is the crowd tonight?  Crazy?  Subdued?
8:58
Brian Mason:  I'd say somewhere in between.
8:59
Brian Mason:  ... although it's been pretty loud at times
8:59
[Comment From chuck]
let's hope they are out big time for sat night on espn
8:59
Brian Mason:  And early on Saturday morning for the GameDay broadcast ... doors to the Kohl Center open at 8 a.m., and admission is free.
8:59
Brian Mason:  Marcus hits the free throw to make it 51-32, Badgers. He's one point away from the 1,000 mark.
9:00
Brian Mason:  Speaking of College GameDay, you can add to your viewing pleasure by following along with a special edition of the Courtside Blog during the ESPN broadcast. I will be providing play-by-play coverage of Digger Phelps' highlighter-tie combination and such things.
9:01
[Comment From Riley]
Not to take away from the game, but I heard some members of the football team were 'dancing' at tonights game.   Has that happened yet and if so..whats your offical rating of the performance?
9:01
Brian Mason:  It's true. They danced with members of the UW dance team at halftime. I'd give it a solid 'B.' No one was injured, so that is probably the best thing to come out of the performance...
9:01
Brian Mason:  Oh, right. The game.... it's 53-35 Badgers
9:02
Brian Mason:  Media timeout with 11:38 to play ... score is still 53-35
9:02
[Comment From sandy]
Miss this kind of basketball atmosphere in Florida.  How did we ever lose in Iowa City?
9:03
Brian Mason:  A lot of it had to do with the fact that Iowa attempted 25 more free throws than the Badgers and outscored them by 18 points at the stripe.
9:05
[Comment From Bob 51]
Homer!!!!!   LOL
9:05
Brian Mason:  I've been called worse....
9:05
[Comment From Bob 51]
I meant the game in Iowa City
9:06
Brian Mason:  Oh. Well, I can't really comment on that...
9:06
Brian Mason:  I was just a TV viewer for that one...
9:07
Brian Mason:  Iowa has cut the UW lead to 53-30 at the 10:01 mark ... let's see if the Badgers can build the advantage again
9:07
Brian Mason:  53-40 I should say.
9:07
Brian Mason:  And there's 1,000 for Marcus!
9:07
Brian Mason:  1,001 to be exact.   And he gets a free throw and makes it ... so make it 1,002 for his career.
9:07
[Comment From Bob 51]
WTG Marcus!
9:08
Brian Mason:  I hope someone brought cake to celebrate.
9:08
Brian Mason:  We have a stoppage in play here with Peterson down at midcourt after slipping
9:08
[Comment From chuck]
let's get the win and then he can celebrate 1000pts
9:09
Brian Mason:  Good point. That's the way players want it to be anyway. Although he is getting plenty of applause and a 'Marcus Landry' chant from the student section.
9:10
Brian Mason:  Fuller is called for his first foul ... that's the double bonus for the Badgers the rest of the way
9:10
Brian Mason:  Trevon makes one of his charity tosses to put the UW lead at 57-40 with 8:55 to play
9:11
[Comment From David]
what does "double bonus" mean?
9:11
Brian Mason:  Every foul called on Iowa gives the Badgers two free throws the rest of the way
9:12
Brian Mason:  Iowa has trimmed the lead to 57-45 ... the Hawkeyes have picked up the pace and are shooting 58 percent in the half
9:12
Brian Mason:  A foul on Marcus (his second) takes us to a media timeout at the 6:55 mark with the Badgers leading, 57-45
9:13
[Comment From BigAppleBucky]
Regular bonus after 7 fouls gives a team a one and one if it wasn't a shooting foul.
9:13
Brian Mason:  Correct!
9:13
Brian Mason:  Iowa is 4-for-9 from 3-point range so far in the second half, and that has the Hawkeyes hanging around.
9:14
[Comment From Guest]
If the badgers win the rest of their home games do they have a decent chance at the tourney?
9:14
Brian Mason:  Taking care of business at home would go a long way toward helping the Badgers' resume. No doubt about that.
9:15
Brian Mason:  There's the announcement in the house for Marcus' milestone. Nice standing ovation for the senior.
9:16
Brian Mason:  Nice balance for the Badgers ... 12 points each for Trevon, J-Bo and Krabby
9:16
Brian Mason:  Add another three to J-Bo's total! He drains a 3-pointer to make it a 60-45 lead with 5:45 to play
9:17
Brian Mason:  ... and the Hawkeyes have cooled off with consecutive misses from downtown
9:17
Brian Mason:  Krabby adds to his total, as well, with a drive and hoop on a sweet give-and-go with Marcus ... he has 14
9:18
Brian Mason:  Another round of applause as Marcus checks out
9:18
[Comment From Tim]
looks like we're on course to hit 70 points!
9:18
Brian Mason:  Badgers are 4-1 on the year when they score at least 70
9:19
Brian Mason:  Jarmusz with a 3-ball and the lead is up to 20 ... but Bawinkle answers to make it 65-47 with 4:12 to go
9:19
[Comment From Tim]
who did we lose to?
9:19
Brian Mason:  The 78-74 loss in overtime to Minnesota on Jan. 15
9:19
Brian Mason:  Interestingly enough, the Hawkeyes scored 73 in the teams' first meeting this year ... only 47 so far tonight.
9:20
[Comment From chuck]
westbrook tied it with a three to send it into ot
9:20
Brian Mason:  We don't need to re-live that....
9:21
Brian Mason:  Krabby again! He has a game-high 16 points.
9:21
Brian Mason:  Media timeout at the 3:04 mark ... Badgers lead, 67-47
9:22
[Comment From mmn]
How do you trick your girlfriend into watching the game on Sat?
9:22
Brian Mason:  That's a tough one ... make sure the restaurant you take her to has plenty of TVs.
9:23
[Comment From renee]
pick a restaurant with tvs
9:23
Brian Mason:  Great minds think alike.
9:23
[Comment From Pzaman]
NIce bucket by Krabby.  What is his career high game?
9:23
Brian Mason:  You beat me to the punch ... he has matched his career high with 16 (also had 16 at Illinois on Jan. 24)
9:25
[Comment From sandy]
Without the Big Ten Network here in Florida, you are my
9:25
Brian Mason:  I'm guessing you meant to say "hero." Thanks!
9:26
Brian Mason:  Under two minutes to play here .. Badgers lead 67-49
9:27
Brian Mason:  Nice reverse layup by Trevon ... give him 14 for the night to go along with six assists and two rebounds
9:27
[Comment From sandy]
I meant to say you are my "Big Ten Buddy"  Nice job!
9:27
Brian Mason:  That's OK too. Although I like the sound of   "hero" ...
9:28
[Comment From chuck]
dickie talking about being at kc sat night and must game for bucky; said it won't be 75 degrees like it was today in nc
9:28
Brian Mason:  I hope he didn't leave his coat at home in Tampa....
9:28
Brian Mason:  Under 30 seconds to play
9:29
[Comment From CD Bay Area Badger]
Do you think we can declare this "one for the books?"  Great all around effort from the Badgers and a nice way for Marcus to remember his big night!
9:29
Brian Mason:  Solid game all around. A good win on the home court for the Badgers. It's a final -- 69-52.
9:29
[Comment From chuck]
bring on thee ohio state university!!!!!!
9:30
Brian Mason:  No doubt Bo will have the guys ready for the Buckeyes on Saturday. Make sure to tune in to College GameDay at 10 a.m. (or make it to the Kohl Center in person if you can) and then tune in later Saturday night for the game itself.

Again, I'll be blogging live for UWBadgers.com both during the game and during the GameDay broadcast.
9:30
[Comment From Heidi]
You're the hero of the Canadian fans.  No BTN or ESPN either - guh!  Thanks, Brian :)
9:30
Brian Mason:  You're welcome. Goodnight, Canada!
9:30
[Comment From Pzaman]
Nice game again by the Badgers  -  and a nice game again by you on your blog.
9:31
Brian Mason:  Thanks. It's always great to bring you a win.
9:32
Brian Mason:  Be sure to check back with UWBadgers.com for complete post-game coverage, including my Beyond the Box feature, a feature story on Marcus' milestone by our own Stephen Watson and live video webcasts of both teams' post-game press conferences.
9:32
Brian Mason:  Thanks again for following along, and Go Badgers!
9:32




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