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2006–07 Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team

The 2006–07 Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team represented the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the 2006–07 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The head coach was Bo Ryan, coaching his sixth season with the Badgers. The team played their home games at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin as a member of the Big Ten Conference. The Badgers finished the season 30–6, 13–3 in Big Ten play to finish in second place. They lost in the Big Ten Tournament championship to Ohio State. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as a No. 2 seed in the Midwest Region. In the First Round, they defeated Texas A&M–Corpus Christi before being upset by No. 7-seeded UNLV in the Second Round.

2006–07 Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball
Wisconsin Badgers logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. T11
APNo. 6
2006–07 record30–6 (13–3 Big Ten)
Head coachBo Ryan
Assistant coaches
Home arenaKohl Center
Seasons
2006–07 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 1 Ohio State 15 1   .938     35 4   .897
No. 6 Wisconsin 13 3   .813     30 6   .833
Indiana 10 6   .625     21 11   .656
Iowa 9 7   .563     17 14   .548
Purdue 9 7   .563     22 12   .647
Illinois 9 7   .563     23 12   .657
Michigan State 8 8   .500     23 12   .657
Michigan 8 8   .500     22 13   .629
Minnesota 3 13   .188     9 22   .290
Penn State 2 14   .125     13 18   .419
Northwestern 2 14   .125     11 19   .367
2007 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of March 13, 2007; Rankings from AP Poll[1]

Season NotesEdit

Alando Tucker was a senior and won Big Ten Player of the Year in voting by both the coaches and the media.[2] He averaged 19.9 point per game. He was a 1st team consensus All-American, and was a Wooden Award finalist but the award went to a freshman from Texas, Kevin Durant. Kammron Taylor was also a senior. Brian Butch, Greg Stiemsma, and Michael Flowers were juniors.

The season was a promising one as Wisconsin beat then-ranked #2 Pittsburgh in December, and then-ranked #5 Ohio St in January. Wisconsin earned its first ever #1 AP ranking in school history, however they lost that day at Michigan St, on February 20, 2007. A large matchup with Ohio St loomed a few days later on Sunday February 25, 2007 at Ohio St, who boosted a strong freshman class in Mike Conley and Greg Oden. This was the game Brian Butch severely injured his elbow and missed the rest of the season, and Wisconsin ended up losing 48-49.

Losing Brian Butch was a large blow to Wisconsin, who despite making it to the Big Ten championship game, still limped into March Madness as a 2 seed. They struggled to close out 15 seed Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the first round before getting ousted by 7 seed UNLV in the second round.

This was the year Florida repeated as NCAA champions.

AwardsEdit

All-Big Ten by Media

  • Alando Tucker - 1st team (unanimous)
  • Kammron Taylor - 2nd team
  • Michael Flowers - Honorable mention

All-Big Ten by Coaches

  • Alando Tucker - 1st team (unanimous)
  • Kammron Taylor - 2nd team
  • Brian Butch - Honorable mention
  • Michael Flowers - All-Defensive team

Previous seasonEdit

The Badgers finished the 2005–06 season 19–12, 9–7 in Big Ten play to finish in tie for fourth place. They lost to Indiana in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament. The Badgers received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as a No. 9 seed in the Minneapolis region. They lost in the First Round to No. 8-seeded Arizona.

RosterEdit

No. Name Position Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School
12 Jason Bohannon G 6–2 195 FR Marion, Iowa / Linn-Mar HS
14 Tanner Bronson G 5–11 160 JR Glendale, Wisconsin / Nicolet HS
32 Brian Butch F 6–11 245 JR Appleton, Wisconsin / West HS
21 Morris Cain G 6–5 210 SO Glendale, Wisconsin / Nicolet HS
5 Jason Chappell F/C 6–10 245 SR New Berlin, Wisconsin / New Berlin West HS / Worcester Academy
22 Michael Flowers G 6–2 185 JR Madison, Wisconsin / La Follette HS
44 J.P. Gavinski C 6–11 245 FR Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin / Wisconsin Dells HS
43 Kevin Gullikson F 6–7 240 SO Stillwater, Minnesota / Stillwater Sr. HS
3 Trevon Hughes G 6–1 190 FR Queens, New York / St. John's NW Academy
45 Joe Krabbenhoft F/G 6–7 217 SO Sioux Falls, South Dakota / Roosevelt HS
1 Marcus Landry F 6–7 230 SO Milwaukee, Wisconsin / Vincent HS
34 Greg Stiemsma C 6–11 260 JR Randolph, Wisconsin / Randolph HS
23 Kammron Taylor G 6–2 175 SR Minneapolis, Minnesota / North HS
42 Alando Tucker F 6–6 205 SR Lockport, Illinois / Lockport Township HS
15 Brett Valentyn G 6–4 180 FR Verona, Wisconsin / Verona HS

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-conference regular season
11/12/2006*
4:00 pm
No. 9 Mercer W 72–48  1–0
 22  Taylor (1)   10  Krabbenhoft (1)   3  Bohannon (1), Flowers (1), Krabbenhoft (1), Taylor (1)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
11/15/2006*
7:00 pm, ESPN+
No. 9 UW-Green Bay W 79–62  2–0
 18  Tucker (1)   6  Krabbenhoft (2)   5  Flowers (2)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
11/19/2006*
4:00 pm
No. 9 Southern
South Padre Invitational
W 92–39  3–0
 16  Tucker (2)   6  Butch (1)   3  Flowers (3), Bohannon (2)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
11/21/2006*
7:00 pm
No. 7 Delaware State
South Padre Invitational
W 64–52  4–0
 25  Tucker (3)   10  Butch (2)   3  Flowers (4), Krabbenhoft (2)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
11/24/2007*
11:00 am, CSTV
No. 7 vs. Missouri State
South Padre Invitational
L 64–66  4–1
 26  Tucker (4)   9  Tucker (1)   6  Flowers (5)  South Padre Island Convention Centre (1,300)
South Padre Island, TX
11/25/2006*
12:00 pm
No. 7 vs. Auburn W 77–63  5–1
 16  Taylor (2)   8  Krabbenhoft (3)   4  Krabbenhoft (3), Tucker (1)  South Padre Island Convention Centre (1,300)
South Padre Island, TX
11/28/2006*
6:30 pm
No. 12 Florida State
ACC-Big Ten Challenge
W 81–66  6–1
 22  Tucker (5)   6  Krabbenhoft (4)   3  Flowers (6), Chappell (1), Stiemsma (1)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
12/2/2006*
1:00 pm
No. 12 Florida International W 79–63  7–1
 16  Taylor (3)   6  Landry (1)   5  Flowers (7), Stiemsma (2)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
12/4/2006*
7:00 pm
No. 12 Winthrop W 82–79 OT 8–1
 21  Tucker (6), Flowers (1)   9  Butch (3)   5  Flowers (8)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
12/9/2006*
1:00 pm
No. 11 at No. 17 Marquette W 70–66  9–1
 28  Tucker (7)   7  Krabbenhoft (5)   4  Taylor (2)  Bradley Center (19,020)
Milwaukee, WI
12/13/2006*
7:00 pm
No. 7 UW-Milwaukee W 68–49  10–1
 20  Tucker (8)   8  Butch (4)   2  Bohannon (3), Tucker (2)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
12/16/2006*
11:00 am
No. 7 No. 2 Pittsburgh W 89–75  11–1
 32  Tucker (9)   11  Butch (5)   3  Chappell (2), Butch (1)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
12/23/2006*
7:00 pm
No. 4 Pacific W 83–47  12–1
 17  Taylor (4)   6  Butch (6), Stiemsma (1)   3  Flowers (9), Tucker (3)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
12/27/2006*
7:00 pm
No. 4 Gardner-Webb W 98–40  13–1
 17  Butch (1)   12  Butch (7)   5  Tucker (4), Taylor (3)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
12/31/2006*
12:00 pm
No. 4 at Georgia W 64–54  14–1
 29  Tucker (10)   8  Tucker (2)   3  Flowers (10), Krabbenhoft (4), Taylor (4), Butch (2)  Stegeman Coliseum (9,804)
Athens, GA
Big Ten regular season
1/6/2007
3:30 pm
No. 4 Minnesota W 68–45  15–1 (1–0)
 14  Tucker (11)   9  Chappell (1)   4  Flowers (11)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
1/9/2007
8:00 pm
No. 3 No. 5 Ohio State W 72–69  16–1 (2–0)
 25  Taylor (5)   9  Krabbenhoft (6)   4  Tucker (5)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
1/13/2007
1:30 pm
No. 3 at Northwestern W 56–50  17–1 (3–0)
 17  Tucker (12)   8  Tucker (3)   2  Flowers (12)  Welsh-Ryan Arena (7,839)
Evanston, IL
1/17/2007
7:00 pm
No. 2 Purdue W 69–64  18–1 (4–0)
 15  Flowers (1)   8  Chappell (2)   4  Chappell (3)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
1/20/2007
1:00 pm
No. 2 at Illinois W 71–64  19–1 (5–0)
 20  Taylor (6)   8  Tucker (4)   3  Flowers (13)  Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
1/24/2007
8:00 pm
No. 2 Michigan W 71–58  20–1 (6–0)
 16  Tucker (13), Butch (2)   5  Krabbenhoft (7)   4  Taylor (5)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
1/28/2007
12:00 pm
No. 2 at Iowa W 57–46  21–1 (7–0)
 27  Tucker (14)   14  Butch (8)   5  Taylor (6)  Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,500)
Iowa City, IA
1/31/2007
6:00 pm
No. 2 at Indiana L 66–71  21–2 (7–1)
 23  Tucker (15)   8  Butch (9)   4  Taylor (7)  Assembly Hall (17,283)
Bloomington, IN
2/3/2007
1:00 pm
No. 2 Northwestern W 69–52  22–2 (8–1)
 20  Tucker (16)   9  Tucker (5)   4  Flowers (14), Taylor (8)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
2/7/2007
7:00 pm
No. 4 at Penn State W 71–58  23–2 (9–1)
 24  Tucker (17)   8  Tucker (6)   6  Flowers (15)  Bryce Jordan Center (7,615)
University Park, PA
2/10/2007
1:00 pm
No. 4 Iowa W 74–62  24–2 (10–1)
 21  Tucker (18)   8  Krabbenhoft (8)   3  Krabbenhoft (5)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
2/14/2007
7:00 pm
No. 3 at Minnesota W 75–62  25–2 (11–1)
 29  Tucker (19)   9  Tucker (7)   4  Krabbenhoft (6)  Williams Arena (13,820)
Minneapolis, MN
2/17/2007
11:00 am
No. 3 Penn State W 75–49  26–2 (12–1)
 22  Tucker (20)   6  Tucker (8)   5  Stiemsma (3)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
2/20/2007
6:00 pm
No. 1 at Michigan State L 55–64  26–3 (12–2)
 18  Landry (1)   5  Krabbenhoft (9), Landry (2), Flowers (1)   4  Flowers (16), Krabbenhoft (7)  Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
2/25/2007
3:00 pm
No. 1 at No. 2 Ohio State L 48–49  26–4 (12–3)
 12  Tucker (21)   8  Tucker (9)   3  Hughes (1)  Value City Arena (19,044)
Columbus, OH
3/3/2007
11:00 am
No. 4 Michigan State W 52–50  27–4 (13–3)
 26  Tucker (22)   5  Flowers (2)   2  Tucker (6)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
Big Ten Tournament
3/9/2007
5:40 pm
(2) No. 3 vs. (7) Michigan State
Quarterfinals
W 70–57  28–4
 21  Tucker (23)   6  Tucker (10), Flowers (3)   4  Taylor (9), Tucker (7)  United Center (22,081)
Chicago, IL
3/10/2007
3:00 pm, CBS
(2) No. 3 vs. (6) Illinois
Semifinals
W 53–41  29–4
 21  Tucker (24)   6  Krabbenhoft (10)   3  Flowers (17), Krabbenhoft (8), Landry (1)  United Center (20,471)
Chicago, IL
3/11/2007
2:30 pm, CBS
(2) No. 3 vs. (1) No. 1 Ohio State
Championship
L 49–66  29–5
 15  Taylor (7)   8  Tucker (11)   4  Tucker (8)  United Center (17,538)
Chicago, IL
NCAA Tournament
3/16/2007*
2:00 pm
(2 MW) No. 6 vs. (15 MW) Texas A&M–CC
First Round
W 76–63  30–5
 24  Taylor (8)   7  Landry (3)   3  Taylor (10), Bohannon (4), Stiemsma (4)  United Center (18,237)
Chicago, IL
3/18/2007*
1:30 pm
(2 MW) No. 6 vs. (7 MW) No. 19 UNLV
Second Round
L 68–74  30–6
 24  Taylor (9)   7  Tucker (12)   3  Flowers (18), Tucker (9)  United Center (20,916)
Chicago, IL
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2007 Final AP Men's Basketball Poll". College Poll Archive. March 13, 2007.
  2. ^ "Wisconsin's Tucker Named Big Ten Player Of The Year By Coaches And Media". BigTen.org. Archived from the original on 2017-04-20. Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  3. ^ Badgers 2006-07 Men's Basketball Schedule