Wisconsin upsets Purdue on Frank Kaminsky Night; impact of undervalued recruits
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Wisconsin upsets Purdue
The students rushed the court after the Badgers overcame a 7-point deficit in the final 10 minutes to beat No. 6 Purdue 57-53 Thursday night. Junior center Ethan Happ scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the upset victory.
Frank Kaminsky Night
Wisconsin celebrated the career of Frank Kaminsky on Thursday night with a special halftime ceremony that saw his No. 44 lifted into the rafters at the Kohl Center.
- Jesse Temple on appreciating Kaminsky’s rise from a lightly recruited kid to the best player in the country.
- A large number of former teammates, including Sam Dekker and Nigel Hayes, returned to Madison for Kaminsky’s big night.
- Before the game, several former teammates offered Kaminsky heartfelt messages.
- Every fan that entered the Kohl Center got a white towel with the No. 44 on it.
- The Wisconsin State Journal’s Tom Oates have five more players that should have their jerseys retired
Underrated recruits have thrived at Wisconsin
Wisconsin has accomplished a lot on the football field in the last 25 years despite never getting top-rated recruits. Here’s a look at how some of the Badgers most undervalued signees have thrived.
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Another offer for Graham Mertz
Wisconsin’s commit Graham Mertz continues to rack up the scholarship offers. Iowa was the latest to offer the 4-star quarterback, doing so on Thursday. The Hawkeyes are added to a group that includes Ohio State, Michigan, LSU and Oklahoma State.
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