The Badgers basketball team is geared up for 2023. After another winning season in 2022, the Badgers are looking to improve their standings in 2023. The team finished last season 9-11 in the conference and 20-15 overall. The team went 11-6 at home and 6-6 on the road.
With that record, the team was invited to the NIT. Bucky went up against North Texas in the opening round. The Badgers were leading by 12 at the half, but were outscored 27-13 in the second half. Final score 56-54, North Texas wins by two points. Chucky Hepburn scored 15 points, and Steven Crowl had eight rebounds in that game. The team went 4/8 at the free throw line. Had they sunk just a few of those free throws, the outcome would have changed dramatically.
Badgers Basketball schedule for 2023-24
In 2023 the team will open the season at home against the Stevens Point Pointers on November 1. The Tennessee Volunteers will come to the Kohl Center on November 10, 2023. The Volunteers went 27-8 overall in 2022, made the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament, and went 14-4 in their conference.
The Marquette Golden Eagles will travel to Madison to play the Badgers on December 2. This in-state rivalry is always a high interest game for fans across Wisconsin. Marquette made it to the second round of the NCAA tournament in 2022. Marquette led the Big East in 2022 with an overall record of 29-7.
The powerhouse Michigan State Spartans host the Badgers on December 5. Michigan State also made it to the second round of the big tournament in 2022. The Spartans will come to Madison on January 26.
The Purdue Boilermakers will face the Badgers on February 4, 2023 at the Kohl Center. Purdue was a number one seed in the college tournament back in 2022 after winning the Big Ten Tournament.
|November 1||Pointers||Kohl Center|
|November 6||Red Wolves||Kohl Center|
|November 10||Volunteers||Kohl Center|
|November 14||Friars||Amica Pavilion|
|November 17||Colonials||Kohl Center|
|November 20||Ft. Myers Tip-Off||Suncoast CU|
|November 27||Leathernecks||Kohl Center|
|December 2||Golden Eagles||Kohl Center|
|December 5||Spartans||Breslin Center|
|December 14||Gamecocks||Kohl Center|
|December 22||Cougars||Kohl Center|
|January 2, 2024||Hawkeyes||Kohl Center|
|January 6||Cornhuskers||Kohl Center|
|January 10||Buckeyes||Value City Arena|
|January 13||Wildcats||Kohl Center|
|January 16||Nittany Lions||Bryce Jordan Ctr.|
|January 23||Golden Gophers||Williams Arena|
|January 26||Spartans||Kohl Center|
|February 1||Cornhuskers||Pinnacle Bank Arena|
|February 4||Boilermakers||Kohl Center|
|February 10||Scarlet Knights||Jersey Mike’s Arena|
|February 13||Buckeyes||Kohl Center|