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Wisconsin basketball: Duje Dukan and Zak Showalter shine in postseason play

At halftime of Wisconsin’s Round of 32 game against Oregon, 6-foot-2 sophomore reserve guard Zak Showalter led the Badgers with five rebounds. While Bronson Koenig sat with three fouls midway through the second half, Showalter extended Wisconsin’s lead to 45-37 with a personal 5-0 run, including a 3-pointer. Showalter’s 15 minutes were his most since Feb. 7 and his contributions...
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Plane problem forces No. 5 Wisconsin to land in Pittsburgh

  The Wisconsin basketball team had one tough night. The No. 5 Badgers returned to Madison on Wednesday after getting stuck in Pittsburgh following a 59-53 loss on Tuesday night at Maryland. The plane flying the team home had to make an emergency landing because of an engine malfunction. The team posted on Twitter that everyone was safe. The Badgers stayed at three hotels in Pittsburgh...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin’s Duje Dukan Did Not Enjoy “50 Shades Of Grey”

This weekend, women of all ages are flocking to movie theaters for the much-anticipated release of the erotic romance drama “50 Shades of Grey.” There’s guys checking out the movie too, some because their significant others are forcing them into it, and others who might just be interested in catching the flick on their own. It’s unclear whether Wisconsin reserve big man Duje...
Via College Spun
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Beyond the Box Score: Wisconsin 81, Northwestern 58

Another trip to Evanston; another blowout. While the football team always seems to have trouble in the friendly confines of Northwestern, the basketball team sure does not. The Badgers jumped out quickly like they did against Penn State, but this time never let the opponents even remotely into the game. Let’s look at the box score. Northwestern Box The Badgers assisted on 23...
Via Madtown Badgers
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Adidas Accidentally Put A Cincinnati Logo On Wisconsin Forward Duje Dukan’s Warm-Up

Adidas is the apparel partner for both Wisconsin and Cincinnati, two schools that have similar color schemes. On Friday, Wisconsin forward Duje Dukan noticed a bit of a mix up with the Badgers’ warm-ups…specifically, that they feature Cincy’s Bearcats logo. Oops… Hey @adidasHoops thanks so much for the official Wisconsin Bearcats warmup! — Duje...
Via College Spun
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers' Dukan grudgingly accepts brief NCAA suspension

MADISON, Wis. -- If the weight of a potential NCAA suspension was supposed to hang on Duje Dukan's shoulders this offseason, he never felt it. That's because Dukan, Wisconsin's fifth-year senior, had no real reason to suspect a punishment of any kind would be levied against him as he began his final season on the Badgers' basketball team. "Honestly, I didn't think it was going to...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Wisconsin Basketball Players Dumped Water On Assistant Coach Lamont Paris For His Birthday

Wisconsin assistant basketball coach Lamont Paris might have been better off if his players didn’t find out that today is his birthday. For the special occasion, freshman forward Ethan Happe distracted the coach, while a group of Badgers, including Vitto Browne, Duje Dukan, Nigel Hayes, and Frank Kaminsky, snuck up on him and dumped water bottles over his head. While a full Gatorade...
Via College Spun
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers forward Duje Dukan must sit 2 games to start season

  Wisconsin forward Duje Dukan must sit out the first two games of the season for the No. 3 Badgers following a review of the senior's eligibility. The school said Wednesday that the issue stems from the 2012-13 season, when Dukan played limited minutes in an exhibition game and a closed scrimmage at the beginning of that year. Dukan was recovering from mononucleosis at that time...
Via AP on Fox
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers announce F Duje Dukan gets year of eligibility back

(From UW Athletic Communications) MADISON, Wis. – Senior Duje Dukan has regained a fourth year of competition for the 2014-15 season, it was announced Wednesday. However, under NCAA rules, Dukan will be withheld from the first four competitions of the season. As a result, Dukan did not participate in the Badgers’ closed scrimmage on Saturday and will sit out Wednesday’s exhibition...
Via Madtown Badgers
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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