If roundball is your blood, this is the place to discuss the Flames as they move into the Ritchie McKay era for the 2nd time.

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By Sly Fox
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University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin



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Kohl Center
Opened in 1998 - Seats 17,071



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Greg Gard
8th Season as UW Head Coach



2022-2023 Schedule/Results

Overall ......... 18-14
B1G ............... 9-11


Nov 07 - South Dakota ............................................... W 85-59

Brew City Battle @ American Family Field in Milwaukee
Nov 11 - vs. Stanford ................................................ W 60-50

Nov 15 - Green Bay .................................................... W 56-45

Battle 4 Atlantis in Nassau
Nov 23 - vs. Dayton ................................................... W 43-42
Nov 24 - vs. Kansas .................................................... L 68-69
Nov 25 - vs. USC ........................................................ W 64-59

B1G-ACC Challenge

Dec 03 - @ Marquette ................................................ W 80-77
Dec 06 - Maryland ..................................................... W 64-59
Dec 11 - @ Iowa ......................................................... W 78-75
Dec 15 - Lehigh ......................................................... W 78-56
Dec 30 - Western Michigan ....................................... W 76-66
Jan 03 - Minnesota ................................................... W 63-60
Jan 07 - @ Illinois ..................................................... L 69-79
Jan 10 - Michigan State ............................................ L 65-69
Jan 14 - @ Indiana ................................................... L 45-63
Jan 17 - Penn State ................................................. W 63-60
Jan 23 - @ Northwestern ......................................... L 63-66
Jan 25 - @ Maryland ................................................ L 55-73
Jan 28 - Illinois ........................................................ L 51-61
Feb 02 - @ Ohio State .............................................. W 65-60
Feb 05 - Northwestern ............................................. L 52-54
Feb 08 - @ Penn State .............................................. W 79-74
Feb 11 - @ Nebraska ................................................ L 63-73
Feb 14 - Michigan .................................................... W 64-59
Feb 18 - Rutgers ...................................................... L 57-58
Feb 22 - Iowa .......................................................... W 64-52
Feb 26 - @ Michigan ................................................ L 79-87
Mar 02 - Purdue ...................................................... L 61-63
Mar 05 - @ Minnesota ............................................. W 71-67

B1G Tourney
Mar 08 - vs. Ohio State in Chicago ........................... L 57-65

NIT
Mar 14 - Bradley ..................................................... W 81-62
Mar 19 - Liberty ......................................................



Key Player

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#23 Chucky Hepburn
6' 2" Sophomore Guard
Thru 31 Games: Averaging 12.0 Pts, 2.9 Rebs, 2.9 Assists & 1.5 Steals + 60-of-143 (42%) on 3-Pt Attempts + 69.7 FT%
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By Geraldos Mustache
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My location is Chicago western suburbs. I'm only 2 hours away!
I've never had an opportunity to see a Liberty basketball or football game. Ever!
So this is a great location for me and excited to go. Now I need to find people who want to attend the game with me!
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By LUOrange
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Geraldos Mustache wrote: March 15th, 2023, 11:27 am Lots of mis-information about this game. Several websites have the game being played @ Liberty. See here...

https://sportsbookwire.usatoday.com/art ... ng-trends/

Read the article. Says "The Liberty Flames (27-8) aim to extend an 18-game home win streak when they host the Wisconsin Badgers (18-14) on Sunday, March 19, 2023 at TBA ET."
Flames Club email just confirmed that the game is at WI. It would've been great to host it at the Lil' Arena, the Kids would've been back for it.
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By Geraldos Mustache
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Just bought 100 Level General Admission tickets.
Going with a friend who lives 5 minutes from me (Batavia IL) who has a daughter at Liberty on a Track scholarship.

Hopefully Liberty fans, alumni, parents etc. who live within a few hours of Madison WI plan to make the drive and attend. The Badgers play in a large complex with 17,000 seats and average home attendance this season is 13,466.
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By Ill flame
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Fortunately for us most big ten fans view the NIT as a failed season and only 3900 people went to Wisconsins first round game. I'm sure more will go on Saturday but they aren't coming close to selling out.
By JK37
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Yeah, watched a lot of that first game. It was a TOMB. They’re so miffed to be in NIT. Weekend might be a little better.

If Wisconsin plays their game, this is where LU’s run ends.
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By badger74
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Ill flame wrote: March 15th, 2023, 2:46 pm Fortunately for us most big ten fans view the NIT as a failed season and only 3900 people went to Wisconsins first round game. I'm sure more will go on Saturday but they aren't coming close to selling out.
It is Spring Break so everybody left town. Some will be back Sunday but half full seems likely. I was really hoping they would be playing here in LYH. That would have been fun.
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By Sly Fox
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As soon as I saw the matchup, you were the first person that came to my mind.

If we somehow pull off the win in Madison (great city BTW), then we get the UCF-Oregon Winner. If UCF were to pull off another upset after trouncing Florida last night, we theoretically could be hosting one more game. Otherwise it is a VERY long flight to Eugene. The semifinals and championship are in Vegas.

But first, the Badgers who must have been feeling it with their 11-1 start with just a one-point loss to Kansas on their resume one game into the New Year. Then BAM! came conference play. They have a strong wins on their resume and a ton of talent on their roster. We will have to play a better than we did against Nova to beat them. The good news is that defense travels.
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By Geraldos Mustache
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Got my tickets via email today. Looks like I was awarded the first two tickets in Section 120, Row A seats 1-2 directly behind the Liberty bench! So excited!

I promise to keep my shirt on and behave myself!
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By Ill flame
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Geraldos Mustache wrote: March 18th, 2023, 3:49 pm Got my tickets via email today. Looks like I was awarded the first two tickets in Section 120, Row A seats 1-2 directly behind the Liberty bench! So excited!

I promise to keep my shirt on and behave myself!
Well that's just disappointing
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By jbock13
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Refs are handing out free walking passes!
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By Racenut
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Not a fan of thuggish basketball this weekend. Refs need to get the game under control. Like Tenn. against Duke yesterday and just about every Big Ten game I've watched, it seems there are so many offensive fouls early and often that refs let it become the norm. If you want to brawl, play hockey or football.
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By Ill flame
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Racenut wrote: March 19th, 2023, 1:06 pm Not a fan of thuggish basketball this weekend. Refs need to get the game under control. Like Tenn. against Duke yesterday and just about every Big Ten game I've watched, it seems there are so many offensive fouls early and often that refs let it become the norm. If you want to brawl, play hockey or football.
Big ten refs call games completely different than the rest of the country which is partially why the B1G struggles so much in march. They go all season being able to get away with murder in the paint. That's what I'm used to watching so it gets frustrating when refs call fouls every time up and down the court.
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By Purple Haize
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Wisconsin is more interested in this game than I thought they’d be
LU is doing a good job so far matching and dealing with the physical play
Wisconsin is going to just try to wear down and grindLU
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By Purple Haize
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Ill flame wrote: March 19th, 2023, 1:37 pm There is a foul every time the ball gets into the paint for Wisconsin. I'm not sure what we can do about that.
Don’t reach for the ball? Excellent defense last time down. Stay on your feet and keep your arms up. They’ve called it consistently on both sides when guys are bringing the arms down
Porter’s basketball IQ is outstanding
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By Ill flame
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Purple Haize wrote: March 19th, 2023, 1:39 pm
Ill flame wrote: March 19th, 2023, 1:37 pm There is a foul every time the ball gets into the paint for Wisconsin. I'm not sure what we can do about that.
Don’t reach for the ball? Excellent defense last time down. Stay on your feet and keep your arms up. They’ve called it consistently on both sides when guys are bringing the arms down
Porter’s basketball IQ is outstanding
They score when we don't foul so I'm back to not knowing what the answer is.
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By Purple Haize
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Ill flame wrote: March 19th, 2023, 1:47 pm
Purple Haize wrote: March 19th, 2023, 1:39 pm
Ill flame wrote: March 19th, 2023, 1:37 pm There is a foul every time the ball gets into the paint for Wisconsin. I'm not sure what we can do about that.
Don’t reach for the ball? Excellent defense last time down. Stay on your feet and keep your arms up. They’ve called it consistently on both sides when guys are bringing the arms down
Porter’s basketball IQ is outstanding


They score when we don't foul so I'm back to not knowing what the answer is.
Double till they pick up the dribble. But I don’t know hat RMK’s philosophy on that is
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