Bronson led the way with 15 points on 4-6 shooting from 3, Nigel added 10 in a game-high 38 minutes, and the Badgers got 23 points off the bench en route to handing Iowa their first home loss of the season last night. The loss is the 3rd in 4 games for Fran McCaffrey’s team, and it capped off Jarrod Uthoff’s illustrious 0-5 career against the Badgers.
Khalil Iverson was the unexpected bright spot, scoring 9 points in a solid 20 minutes. He also had 3 boards, 3 assists, a steal, and a block, plus the best dunk I can remember in recent Badger basketball history (not that that’s saying all that much).
The win was Wisconsin’s 9th in 10 games, which brings us into a tie with Michigan State for 4th place in the Big Ten. More importantly, it should be the win that sends the Badgers dancing for the 18th straight season, and it should also be the win that removes Greg Gard’s interim tag. It was the 3rd win against a top 10 team since Gard took over, and it was the first time Wisconsin has notched multiple top 10 wins on the road since 1955. It also got just about every voice in college basketball sending a message to Barry Alvarez…
It is Badger Time / Tip of the Hat to Greg Gard / What is Barry Alvarez waiting for / Gard can flat out coach / has EARNED a new contract
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) February 25, 2016
Hey Barry Alvarez: Hope you are paying attention. Greg. Gard.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) February 25, 2016
Yes Wisconsin is in the tourney. Yes I think Greg Gard should get the job.
— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) February 25, 2016
This team is hitting its stride at the right time, and there’s no better year to be a low seed with hopes of making a run in the Tournament. #inGardWItrust