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2007–08 Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team

The 2007–08 Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team represented University of Wisconsin–Madison. The head coach was Bo Ryan, coaching his seventh season with the Badgers. The team played its home games at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin, and is a member of the Big Ten Conference. The team finished with a final record of 31–5 which set the school record for wins in a season.

2007–08 Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball
Wisconsin Badgers logo.svg
2008 Big Ten Season & Tournament Champions
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 10
APNo. 6
2007–08 record31–5 (16–2 Big Ten)
Head coachBo Ryan
Assistant coaches
Home arenaKohl Center
Seasons
2007–08 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 6 Wisconsin 16 2   .889     31 5   .861
No. 20 Purdue 15 3   .833     25 9   .735
Indiana 14 4   .778     25 8   .758
No. 18 Michigan State 12 6   .667     27 9   .750
Ohio State 10 8   .556     24 13   .649
Minnesota 8 10   .444     20 14   .588
Penn State 7 11   .389     15 16   .484
Iowa 6 12   .333     13 19   .406
Illinois 5 13   .278     16 19   .457
Michigan 5 13   .278     10 22   .313
Northwestern 1 17   .056     8 22   .267
2008 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of March 23, 2008; Rankings from AP Poll[1]

Season NotesEdit

This was the second of back-to-back 30+ win season for Wisconsin. Brain Butch and Michael Flowers were seniors; Marcus Landry and Joe Krabbenhoft were juniors; Trevon Hughes and Jason Bohannon were sophomores. All contributed to the teams success.

Wisconsin won the Big Ten regular season title outright, won the Big Ten tournament championship, and were only awarded a #3 seed. It apparently was a down year for the Big Ten as only four teams made the NCAA tournament.

Wisconsin handled #14 seed Cal State Fullerton 71-56 in the first round. Then had to be on "upset alert" for #11 seed cinderella Kansas St, who boosted stud freshman Michael Beasley. However, Wisconsin prevailed 72-55. In the Sweet Sixteen they ran into the true cinderella, #10 seed Davidson with Steph Curry, and lost 56-73. Trevon Hughes was hobbled with a bum ankle and only played 11 minutes in that game.

This was the year all #1 seeds made the Final Four, and Kansas beat Memphis in the championship.

AwardsEdit

All-Big Ten by Media[2]

  • Brian Butch - 1st team
  • Michael Flowers - 2nd team
  • Marcus Landry - 3rd team
  • Trevon Hughes - Honorable mention

All-Big Ten by Coaches

  • Brian Butch - 1st team
  • Marcus Landry - 2nd team
  • Michael Flowers - 3rd team & All-Defensive team
  • Joe Krabbenhoft - All-Defensive team

RosterEdit

No. Name Position Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School
12 Jason Bohannon G 6–2 195 SO Marion, Iowa / Linn-Mar HS
14 Tanner Bronson G 5–11 160 SR Glendale, Wisconsin / Nicolet HS
32 Brian Butch F 6–11 240 SR Appleton, Wisconsin / West HS
21 Morris Cain G 6–5 185 JR Glendale, Wisconsin / Nicolet High School
22 Michael Flowers G 6–2 185 SR Madison, Wisconsin / La Follette High School
44 J.P. Gavinski C 6–11 250 RS FR Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin / Wisconsin Dells HS
43 Kevin Gullikson F 6–7 210 JR Stillwater, Minnesota / Stillwater Sr. HS
3 Trevon Hughes G 6–1 180 SO Queens, New York / St. John's NW Academy
24 Tim Jarmusz F/G 6–6 200 FR Oshkosh, Wisconsin / West HS
45 Joe Krabbenhoft F/G 6–6 217 JR Sioux Falls, South Dakota / Roosevelt HS
1 Marcus Landry F 6–7 215 JR Milwaukee, Wisconsin / Vincent HS
30 Jon Leuer F 6–10 208 FR Orono, Minnesota / Orono HS
52 Keaton Nankivil F 6–9 245 FR Madison, Wisconsin / Memorial HS
2 Wquinton Smith G 5–11 200 FR Milwaukee, Wisconsin / Rufus King
34 Greg Stiemsma C 6–11 245 SR Randolph, Wisconsin / Randolph HS
15 Brett Valentyn G 6–4 175 RS FR Verona, Wisconsin / Verona HS

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular Season
11/11/2007*
6:00pm, BTN
IPFW W 83–55  1–0
 24  Butch (1)   13  Butch (1)   5  Hughes (1)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
11/15/2007*
9:00pm, BTN
Savannah State
America's Youth Classic
W 79–32  2–0
 21  Hughes (1)   10  Krabbenhoft (1), Butch (2)   4  Steimsma (1), Krabbenhoft (1)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
11/16/2007*
8:00pm, BTN
vs. Florida A&M
America's Youth Classic
W 88–40  3–0
 17  Landry (1), Bohannon (1)   10  Krabbenhoft (2)   5  Flowers (1)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
11/17/2007*
8:00pm, BTN
Colorado
America's Youth Classic
W 78–52  4–0
 18  Hughes (2)   8  Butch (3)   5  Landry (1)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
11/24/2007*
6:30pm, BTN
Georgia W 68–49  5–0
 18  Hughes (3)   13  Butch (4)   5  Krabbenhoft (2)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
11/27/2007*
9:00pm, ACC-Big Ten Challenge
No. 20 at No. 7 Duke
ESPN
L 82–58  5–1
 12  Leuer (1), Hughes (4)   6  Landry (1)   3  Flowers (2), Hughes (2)  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
12/3/2007*
9:00pm
No. 23 Wofford
ESPN2
W 70–43  6–1
 14  Bohannon (2)   9  Landry (2)   4  Krabbenhoft (3), Flowers (3)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
12/8/2007*
6:00pm, ESPN360
No. 23 No. 15 Marquette L 81–76  6–2
 17  Butch (2)   5  Leuer (1), Krabbenhoft (3), Landry (3), Butch (5)   4  Landry (2), Hughes (3)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
12/12/2007*
8:00pm
at Milwaukee Panthers W 61–39  7–2
 16  Landry (2)   7  Butch (6)   3  Hughes (4)  US Cellular Arena (10,017)
Milwaukee, WI
12/15/2007*
6:00pm
UW-Green Bay W 70–52  8–2
 12  Krabbenhoft (1)   10  Krabbenhoft (4)   5  Krabbenhoft (4)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
12/22/2007*
8:30pm
Valparaiso W 68–58  9–2
 14  Hughes (5)   11  Krabbenhoft (5)   7  Krabbenhoft (5)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
12/29/2007*
12:00pm
at No. 9 Texas W 67–66  10–2
 21  Butch (3)   11  Butch (7)   3  Butch (1), Landry (3), Bohannon (1)  Frank Erwin Center (16,438)
Austin, TX
1/2/2008
7:00pm
No. 24 at Michigan W 70–54  11–2 (1–0)
 25  Leuer (1)   6  Landry (4)   4  Krabbenhoft (6)  Crisler Arena (8,855)
Ann Arbor, MI
1/5/2008
12:00pm
No. 24 Iowa W 64–51  12–2 (2–0)
 22  Butch (4)   7  Krabbenhoft (6), Butch (8)   2  Landry (4), Flowers (4), Hughes (5)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
1/10/2008
9:00pm
No. 21 Illinois W 70–60  13–2 (3–0)
 22  Hughes (6)   7  Butch (9)   5  Hughes (6)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
1/15/2008
9:00pm
No. 17 at Penn State W 80–55  14–2 (4–0)
 23  Flowers (1)   12  Butch (10)   5  Flowers (5)  Bryce Jordan Center (8,600)
University Park, PA
1/19/2008
9:00pm
No. 17 Northwestern W 62–50  15–2 (5–0)
 21  Landry (3)   9  Krabbenhoft (7)   2  Bohannon (2), Flowers (6), Hughes (7)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
1/22/2008
7:00pm
No. 11 Michigan W 64–61  16–2 (6–0)
 14  Flowers (2), Landry (4)   5  Flowers (5), Krabbenhoft (8)   3  Flowers (7), Hughes (8)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
1/26/2008
4:00pm
No. 11 at Purdue L 60–56  16–3 (6–1)
 20  Butch (5)   13  Butch (11)   3  Flowers (8)  Mackey Arena (14,123)
West Lafayette, IN
1/31/2008
9:00pm
No. 13 No. 11 Indiana W 62–49  17–3 (7–1)
 16  Hughes (7)   12  Krabbenhoft (9)   5  Krabbenhoft (7)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
2/3/2008
2:00pm
No. 13 at Minnesota W 63–47  18–3 (8–1)
 20  Hughes (8)   8  Flowers (2)   5  Krabbenhoft (8)  Williams Arena (14,625)
Minneapolis, MN
2/6/2008
9:05pm
No. 8 at Iowa W 60–54  19–3 (9–1)
 16  Landry (5)   8  Krabbenhoft (10)   2  Krabbenhoft (9)  Carver-Hawkeye Arena (12,342)
Iowa City, IA
2/9/2008
9:00pm
No. 8 Purdue L 72–67  19–4 (9–2)
 14  Bohannon (3), Flowers (3)   9  Landry (5), Krabbenhoft (11)   3  Flowers (9), Hughes (9)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
2/13/2008
7:00pm
No. 14 at No. 12 Indiana W 68–66  20–4 (10–2)
 18  Bohannon (4)   10  Krabbenhoft (12)   3  Steimsma (2), Flowers (10)  Assembly Hall (17,320)
Bloomington, IN
2/16/2008
2:00pm
No. 14 Minnesota W 65–56  21–4 (11–2)
 12  Landry (6)   8  Butch (12)   3  Landry (5)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
2/20/2008
9:00pm
No. 10 at Illinois W 71–57  22–4 (12–2)
 18  Hughes (9)   5  Landry (6), Krabbenhoft (13), Butch (13)   3  Landry (6), Flowers (11)  Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
2/24/2008
4:00pm
No. 10 at Ohio State W 58–53  23–4 (13–2)
 16  Bohannon (5)   9  Landry (7)   6  Flowers (12)  Value City Arena (19,049)
Columbus, OH
2/28/2008
9:00pm
No. 9 No. 15 Michigan State W 57–42  24–4 (14–2)
 16  Butch (6)   7  Butch (14)   4  Hughes (10)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
3/5/2008
9:00pm
No. 8 Penn State W 77–41  25–4 (15–2)
 15  Landry (7)   8  Flowers (3)   9  Flowers (13)  Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
3/8/2008
3:00pm
No. 8 at Northwestern W 65–52  26–4 (16–2)
 20  Butch (7)   14  Butch (15)   4  Krabbenhoft (10)  Welsh-Ryan Arena (8,117)
Evanston, IL
Big Ten Tournament
3/14/2008
12:00pm
No. 6 vs. Michigan
Big Ten Tournament – Quarterfinals
W 51–34  27–4
 12  Krabbenhoft (2)   7  Stiemsma (1), Landry (8), Krabbenhoft (14)   2  Flowers (14)  Conseco Fieldhouse (N/A)
Indianapolis, IN
3/15/2008
1:40pm
No. 6 vs. No. 19 Michigan State
Big Ten Tournament – Semifinals
W 65–63  28–4
 19  Butch (8)   10  Krabbenhoft (15)   3  Flowers (15)  Conseco Fieldhouse (N/A)
Indianapolis, IN
3/16/2008
3:30pm
No. 6 vs. Illinois
Big Ten Tournament – Finals
W 61–48  29–4
 12  Butch (9)   7  Krabbenhoft (16)   4  Landry (7)  Conseco Fieldhouse (14,579)
Indianapolis, IN
NCAA Tournament
3/20/2008*
9:50pm
No. 3 (seed) vs. No. 14 (seed) Cal St. Fullerton
NCAA Tournament – First Round
W 71–56  30–4
 14  Butch (10)   12  Landry (9)   4  Hughes (11), Flowers (16)  Qwest Center Omaha (17,162)
Omaha, NE
3/22/2008*
4:20pm
No. 3 (seed) vs. No. 11 (seed) Kansas State
NCAA Tournament – Second Round
W 72–55  31–4
 25  Hughes (10)   7  Stiemsma (2)   4  Flowers (17)  Qwest Center Omaha (N/A)
Omaha, NE
3/28/2008*
3:30pm
No. 3 (seed) vs. No. 10 (seed) Davidson
NCAA Tournament – Regional Semifinals
L 73–56  31–5
 12  Flowers (4)   6  Flowers (4), Landry (10)   3  Bohannon (3)  Ford Field (N/A)
Detroit, MI
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2008 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings - Postseason (Mar. 23)". ESPN. March 23, 2008.
  2. ^ "Indiana's White Named Big Ten Player of the Year by Coaches and Media". BigTen.org. Archived from the original on 2012-02-12. Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  3. ^ "Badgers 2007-08 Men's Basketball Schedule". Archived from the original on 2013-04-14. Retrieved 2014-01-14.