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2016–17 Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team

The 2016–17 Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team represented the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Badgers were led by second-year head coach Greg Gard, will played their home games at the Kohl Center as members of the Big Ten Conference. They finished the season 27–10, 12–6 in Big Ten play to finish in a tie for second place. They defeated Indiana and Northwestern in the Big Ten Tournament, but lost to Michigan in the championship game. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, their 19th consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament, as a No. 8 seed in the East region. The Badgers defeated Virginia Tech in the First Round and upset No. 1 overall seed and defending National Champion Villanova to advance to the Sweet Sixteen for the fourth consecutive year. In the Sweet Sixteen, they lost to No. 20-ranked Florida.

2016–17 Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball
Wisconsin Badgers logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, Sweet Sixteen
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 16
APNo. 25
2016–17 record27–10 (12–6 Big Ten)
Head coachGreg Gard (2nd season)
Assistant coaches
Home arenaKohl Center
(Capacity 17,287)
Seasons
2016–17 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 15 Purdue 14 4   .778     27 8   .771
No. 25 Wisconsin 12 6   .667     27 10   .730
Maryland 12 6   .667     24 9   .727
Minnesota 11 7   .611     24 10   .706
No. 23 Michigan 10 8   .556     26 12   .684
Northwestern 10 8   .556     24 12   .667
Michigan State 10 8   .556     20 15   .571
Iowa 10 8   .556     19 15   .559
Illinois 8 10   .444     20 15   .571
Ohio State 7 11   .389     17 15   .531
Indiana 7 11   .389     18 16   .529
Penn State 6 12   .333     15 18   .455
Nebraska 6 12   .333     12 19   .387
Rutgers 3 15   .167     15 18   .455
2017 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Previous seasonEdit

The Badgers finished the 2015–16 season with a record of 22–13, 12–6 in Big Ten play to finish in a four-way tie for third place in conference. They were upset by Nebraska in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as a No. 7 seed, their 18th straight appearance in the Tournament. They defeated Pittsburgh and Xavier to advance to the Sweet Sixteen for the third consecutive year. In the Sweet Sixteen, they lost to Notre Dame.

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Will Decorah 0 G 6'4" 205 Junior Waunakee, WI Walk-on; didn't return
Jordan Smith 2 G 6'3" 181 RS Senior Orono, MN Walk-on; graduated
Jackson Bax 13 G 5'11" 157 Freshman Frankfort, IL Walk-on; didn't return

2016 CommitmentsEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
D'Mitrik Trice
PG
Huber Heights, OH IMG Academy 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Apr 23, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    RivalsN/A   247Sports:     ESPNN/A
Aleem Ford
PF
Lawrenceville, GA IMG Academy 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Apr 23, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPNN/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2016 Wisconsin Commitments". Rivals.com.
  • "Men's Basketball Recruiting". Scout.com.
  • "ESPN- Wisconsin Badgers Men's Basketball Recruiting". ESPN.com.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com.
  • "2016 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

2017 CommitmentsEdit

2018 CommitmentsEdit

RosterEdit

2016–17 Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 D'Mitrik Trice 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 178 lb (81 kg) Fr Wayne High School (OH) Huber Heights, Ohio
G 1 Brevin Pritzl 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) RS Fr De Pere High School De Pere, Wisconsin
F 2 Aleem Ford   6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 208 lb (94 kg) Fr Archer High School Lawrenceville, Georgia
G 3 Zak Showalter 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS Sr Germantown High School (WI) Germantown, Wisconsin
G 4 Matt Ferris (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS So Xavier High School (WI) Appleton, Wisconsin
F 5 Aaron Moesch (W) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 226 lb (103 kg) RS Jr Green Bay Southwest High School Green Bay, Wisconsin
F 10 Nigel Hayes 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Sr Whitmer High School Toledo, Ohio
G 11 Jordan Hill 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 172 lb (78 kg) RS Jr La Salle High School (CA) Pasadena, California
F 15 Charles Thomas IV 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 252 lb (114 kg) So River Hill High School Highland, Maryland
G 20 T.J. Schlundt (W) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 191 lb (87 kg) RS So St. John's Northwestern Military Academy Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
G/F 21 Khalil Iverson 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 212 lb (96 kg) So Rutherford B. Hayes High School (OH) Delaware, Ohio
F 22 Ethan Happ 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 232 lb (105 kg) RS So Rockridge High School Milan, Illinois
G 24 Bronson Koenig 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Aquinas High School (WI) La Crosse, Wisconsin
F 25 Alex Illikainen 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 232 lb (105 kg) So Brewster Academy Grand Rapids, Minnesota
F 30 Vitto Brown 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Sr Bowling Green High School (OH) Bowling Green, Ohio
G 31 Michael Ballard (W)   6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 194 lb (88 kg) Fr Fenwick High School (IL) Oak Park, Illinois
F 33 Andy Van Vliet 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 224 lb (102 kg) So Antwerp Giants Antwerp, Belgium
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Oct 30, 2016*
5:00 pm, BTN+
UW–Platteville W 86–58 
 12  Koenig   10  Thomas   2  4 Tied  Kohl Center (17,287)
Madison, WI
Non-conference regular season
Nov 11, 2016*
7:00 pm, BTN+
No. 9 Central Arkansas W 79–47  1–0
 16  Koenig   9  Happ   5  Hayes  Kohl Center (17,287)
Madison, WI
Nov 15, 2016*
7:30 pm, FS1
No. 9 at No. 22 Creighton
Gavitt Tipoff Games
L 67–79  1–1
 21  Koenig   10  Happ   5  Hayes  CenturyLink Center Omaha (17,879)
Omaha, NE
Nov 17, 2016*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
No. 9 Chicago State W 69–51  2–1
 12  Brown   7  Happ, Thomas   7  Trice  Kohl Center (17,287)
Madison, WI
Nov 21, 2016*
1:30 pm, ESPN2
No. 16 vs. Tennessee
Maui Invitational quarterfinals
W 74–62  3–1
 21  Koenig   10  Hayes   4  Koenig  Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
Nov 22, 2016*
7:15 pm, ESPN2
No. 16 vs. Georgetown
Maui Invitational semifinals
W 73–57  4–1
 20  Koenig   15  Happ   3  Brown  Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
Nov 23, 2016*
8:30 pm, ESPN2
No. 16 vs. No. 4 North Carolina
Maui Invitational championship
L 56–71  4–2
 15  Brown   6  Happ, Iverson   4  Happ  Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
Nov 27, 2016*
1:00 pm, ESPN3
No. 16 Prairie View A&M
Maui Invitational On-Site Campus Game
W 95–50  5–2
 17  Hayes   13  Happ   3  Showalter  Kohl Center (17,287)
Madison, WI
Nov 29, 2016*
6:30 pm, ESPN
No. 17 No. 22 Syracuse
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
W 77–60  6–2
 24  Happ   13  Happ   10  Hayes  Kohl Center (17,287)
Madison, WI
Dec 3, 2016*
12:00 pm, BTN
No. 17 Oklahoma W 90–70  7–2
 28  Hayes   9  Happ   6  Hayes  Kohl Center (17,287)
Madison, WI
Dec 7, 2016*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
No. 17 Idaho State W 78–44  8–2
 21  Koenig   12  Happ   3  Happ, Showalter  Kohl Center (17,287)
Madison, WI
Dec 10, 2016*
1:00 pm, FS1
No. 17 at Marquette W 93–84  9–2
 18  Koenig   9  Hayes   6  Koenig  BMO Harris Bradley Center (18,691)
Milwaukee, WI
Dec 14, 2016*
8:00 pm, BTN
No. 14 Green Bay W 73–59  10–2
 24  Hayes   10  Happ   6  Happ  Kohl Center (17,287)
Madison, WI
Dec 23, 2016*
8:00 pm, BTN
No. 14 Florida A&M W 90–37  11–2
 14  Trice   9  Happ   4  Hayes  Kohl Center (17,287)
Madison, WI
Big Ten regular season
Dec 27, 2016
6:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 14 Rutgers W 72–52  12–2
(1–0)
 20  Hayes   11  Happ   3  Brown  Kohl Center (17,287)
Madison, WI
Jan 3, 2017
6:00 pm, ESPN
No. 13 at No. 25 Indiana W 75–68  13–2
(2–0)
 19  Happ   6  Brown, Happ   4  Happ  Assembly Hall (14,679)
Bloomington, IN
Jan 8, 2017
3:30 pm, CBS
No. 13 at No. 20 Purdue L 55–66  13–3
(2–1)
 17  Happ   5  Happ, Hayes   4  Happ  Mackey Arena (14,264)
West Lafayette, IN
Jan 12, 2017
6:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 18 Ohio State W 89–66  14–3
(3–1)
 21  Koenig   11  Happ   4  Hayes, Showalter  Kohl Center (17,287)
Madison, WI
Jan 17, 2017
8:00 pm, ESPN
No. 17 Michigan W 68–64  15–3
(4–1)
 16  Koenig   6  Happ, Hayes   3  Happ, Hayes, Showalter  Kohl Center (17,287)
Madison, WI
Jan 21, 2017
3:30 pm, BTN
No. 17 at Minnesota W 78–76 OT 16–3
(5–1)
 28  Happ   12  Happ   6  Happ  Williams Arena (14,625)
Minneapolis, MN
Jan 24, 2017
8:00 pm, BTN
No. 15 Penn State W 82–55  17–3
(6–1)
 20  Koenig   8  Happ, Hayes   4  Hayes, Trice  Kohl Center (17,287)
Madison, WI
Jan 28, 2017
11:00 am, BTN
No. 15 vs. Rutgers
B1G Super Saturday
W 61–54 OT 18–3
(7–1)
 32  Happ   11  Hayes   4  Hayes  Madison Square Garden (8,531)
New York, NY
Jan 31, 2017
8:00 pm, BTN
No. 10 at Illinois W 57–43  19–3
(8–1)
 14  Happ   13  Happ   3  Koenig  State Farm Center (12,334)
Champaign, IL
Feb 5, 2017
12:00 pm, CBS
No. 10 Indiana W 65–60  20–3
(9–1)
 20  Happ   10  Hayes   3  Koenig  Kohl Center (17,287)
Madison, WI
Feb 9, 2017
8:00 pm, BTN
No. 7 at Nebraska W 70–69 OT 21–3
(10–1)
 20  Hayes   14  Happ   3  Brown  Pinnacle Bank Arena (15,772)
Lincoln, NE
Feb 12, 2017
5:30 pm, BTN
No. 7 Northwestern L 59–66  21–4
(10–2)
 13  Hayes   7  Happ, Hayes   5  Happ  Kohl Center (17,287)
Madison, WI
Feb 16, 2017
6:00 pm, ESPN
No. 11 at Michigan L 58–64  21–5
(10–3)
 22  Happ   8  Showalter   6  Happ  Crisler Center (12,128)
Ann Arbor, MI
Feb 19, 2017
12:00 pm, CBS
No. 11 No. 23 Maryland W 71–60  22–5
(11–3)
 21  Hayes   10  Hayes   3  Happ  Kohl Center (17,287)
Madison, WI
Feb 23, 2017
8:00 pm, ESPN
No. 16 at Ohio State L 73–83  22–6
(11–4)
 27  Koenig   6  Happ   4  Hayes  Value City Arena (11,505)
Columbus, OH
Feb 26, 2017
3:00 pm, CBS
No. 16 at Michigan State L 74–84  22–7
(11–5)
 22  Hayes   11  Happ, Hayes   4  Hayes  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Mar 2, 2017
8:00 pm, ESPN
No. 22 Iowa L 57–59  22–8
(11–6)
 19  Koenig   7  Hayes   2  Happ, Hayes, Showalter, Trice  Kohl Center (17,287)
Madison, WI
Mar 5, 2017
5:00 pm, BTN
No. 22 Minnesota W 66–49  23–8
(12–6)
 17  Koenig   13  Happ   5  Happ  Kohl Center (17,287)
Madison, WI
Big Ten Tournament
Mar 10, 2017
5:30 pm, BTN
(2) No. 24 vs. (10) Indiana
Quarterfinals
W 70–60  24–8
 16  Koenig   12  Happ   5  Koenig  Verizon Center (15,624)
Washington, D.C.
Mar 11, 2017
2:30 pm, CBS
(2) No. 24 vs. (6) Northwestern
Semifinals
W 76–48  25–8
 18  Hayes   10  Hayes   3  Trice  Verizon Center (13,984)
Washington, D.C.
Mar 12, 2017
2:00 pm, CBS
(2) No. 24 vs. (8) Michigan
Championship
L 56–71  25–9
 15  Koenig   11  Happ, Hayes   3  Happ, Trice  Verizon Center 
Washington, D.C.
NCAA Tournament
Mar 16, 2017
8:40 pm, CBS
(8 E) No. 25 vs. (9 E) Virginia Tech
First round
W 84–74  26–9
 28  Koenig   10  Hayes   4  Showalter  KeyBank Center (17,619)
Buffalo, NY
Mar 18, 2017
1:40 pm, CBS
(8 E) No. 25 vs. (1 E) No. 1 Villanova
Second round
W 65–62  27–9
 19  Hayes   8  Happ, Hayes   3  Happ  KeyBank Center (19,261)
Buffalo, NY
Mar 24, 2017
9:13 pm, TBS
(8 E) No. 25 vs. (4 E) No. 20 Florida
Sweet Sixteen
L 83–84 OT 27–10
 22  Hayes   8  Iverson   4  Happ  Madison Square Garden (20,047)
New York, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central TimeSource[1][2].

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final 
AP 9 9 16 17 17 14 14 14 13 18 17 15 10 7 11 16 22 24 25 Not released 
Coaches 10 11 14 17 17 14 14 14 11 17 17 15 9 5 10 15 21 23 22 16

*AP does not release post-NCAA tournament rankings

Player statisticsEdit

Individual player statistics[3]
Minutes Scoring Total FGs 3-point FGs Free-Throws Rebounds
Player GP GS Tot Avg Pts Avg FG FGA Pct 3FG 3FA Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg A TO Blk Stl
Brown, Vitto 37 37 777 21.0 253 6.8 92 231 .398 44 138 .319 25 33 .758 47 96 143 3.9 37 52 17 18
Ferris, Matt 11 0 11 1.0 0 0.0 0 5 .000 0 2 .000 0 0 .000 3 2 5 0.5 2 0 0 1
Happ, Ethan 37 37 1027 27.8 517 14.0 218 372 .586 0 0 .000 81 162 .500 117 215 332 9.0 104 81 43 67
Hayes, Nigel 37 37 1198 32.4 517 14.0 180 394 .457 22 70 .314 135 230 .587 82 163 245 6.6 100 63 14 28
Hill, Jordan 35 0 348 9.9 53 1.5 19 54 .352 9 35 .257 6 9 .667 7 31 38 1.1 16 9 1 6
Illikainen, Alex 27 0 224 8.3 34 1.3 12 37 .324 4 16 .250 6 12 .500 16 24 40 1.5 9 5 3 3
Iverson, Khalil 35 0 536 15.3 136 3.9 50 94 .532 4 13 .308 32 57 .561 45 71 116 3.3 22 34 20 18
Koenig, Bronson 36 35 1129 31.4 522 14.5 181 432 .419 103 262 .393 57 63 .905 6 71 77 2.1 73 51 12 23
Moesch, Aaron 18 0 40 2.2 3 0.2 1 4 .250 0 0 .000 1 2 .500 5 2 7 0.4 2 0 0 2
Pritzl, Brevin 24 0 195 8.1 45 1.9 13 38 .342 5 21 .238 14 19 .737 14 12 26 1.1 2 5 0 7
Schlundt, T.J. 13 0 21 1.6 3 0.2 1 6 .167 0 4 .000 1 1 1.000 1 1 2 0.2 0 0 1 0
Showalter, Zak 37 37 1092 29.5 307 8.3 107 214 .500 49 123 .398 44 53 .830 29 78 107 2.9 65 41 11 57
Thomas IV, Charlie 28 0 177 6.3 62 2.2 21 54 .389 2 6 .333 18 20 .900 14 22 36 1.3 6 17 4 0
Trice, D'Mitrik 37 2 677 18.3 208 5.6 70 184 .380 38 91 .418 30 38 .789 7 62 69 1.9 63 37 3 20
Van Vliet, Andy 14 0 48 3.4 18 1.3 6 17 .353 3 8 .375 3 4 .750 5 15 20 1.4 2 2 2 0
Team
Total 37 7500 2678 72.4 971 2136 .455 283 789 .359 453 703 .644 460 916 1376 37.2 503 411 131 250
Opponents 37 7500 2308 62.4 822 1993 .412 251 667 .376 413 559 .739 319 825 1144 30.9 376 472 115 197
Legend
  GP  Games played   GS  Games started  Avg  Average per game
  FG  Field-goals made  FGA  Field-goal attempts  Off  Offensive rebounds
 Def  Defensive rebounds   A  Assists   TO Turnovers
 Blk  Blocks  Stl  Steals  High  Team high

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Journal, Ross Jacobson | Wisconsin State. "Badgers men's basketball: Wisconsin lists Big Ten opponents for 2016-17 season". madison.com. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  2. ^ "2016–17 Schedule". UW Badgers.
  3. ^ "Wisconsin Combined Team Statistics". University of Wisconsin-Madison. Retrieved December 28, 2016.