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Varsity - March 21, 2013

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INSIDE MEN'S BASKETBALL BY JEREMY WODAJO @BadgerMBB SCHEDULE (23-11) Last Week March 15 #6 Michigan March 16 #3 Indiana March 17 #10 Ohio State This Week Friday Ole Miss Sunday Third Round Riding the wave: UW hot at perfect time of year Badgers show their stripes at United Center F ollowing a Big Ten tournament run that included battling three top10 teams in three days and falling eight points shy of a tournament title, confidence is high throughout the Badgers program. Wisconsin proved why it was once again worthy of their top-four finish in the 46 » VARSITY MAR CH 21, 2013 country's most competitive conference, dismantling Michigan for the second time this season in the quarterfinals and earning its 12th-consecutive win over Indiana in the semifinals. Despite falling to Ohio State in the Big Ten title game, the Badgers showed the poise of a team ready to W, 68-59 W, 68-56 L, 43-50 11:40 a.m. TBA make a run in the NCAA tournament — a tournament that likely won't feature a gauntlet of teams as strong as UW saw in three days at the United Center. Among the catalysts were senior Ryan Evans and sophomore point guard Traevon Jackson. Both were selected to the 2013 Big Ten AllTournament Team after leading UW to wins over No. 6 Michigan and No. 3 Indiana. Evans averaged 11.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game over the three-day tournament. The 6-foot-6 senior led all scorers with 16 points against Indiana. Jackson put up 11.0 points per game, including a career-high 16 in the quarterfinal win over Michigan, while tallying 3.0 assists per game. Bruising for your love » Mike Bruesewitz's ginger hair has gone viral as the senior was named one of Cosmopolitan magazine's hottest hoops stars of March. The editors cited Bruiser's new cut as the attractive feature that has eyes (and hearts) of women who marvel at particular players during March Madness.

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