UW's Taylor named Big Ten Player of the WeekWisconsin Sports
-- University of Wisconsin guard Jordan Taylor was named today as the men’s basketball player-of-the-week in the Big Ten Conference.
MADISON - University of Wisconsin guard Jordan Taylor was named today as the men’s basketball player-of-the-week in the Big Ten Conference.
The junior scored 27 points on Saturday, as the Badgers handed top-ranked Ohio State its first loss of the season. Also, Taylor scored 17 of Wisconsin’s final 19 points last Wednesday night in its overtime victory at Iowa.
The Badgers said he was the only second player in the last 14 years to have 27 points and seven assists against the nation’s top-ranked team – and former Marquette guard Dwayne Wade was the last to do it in 2003 against Kentucky. The Badgers expect to keep moving up the national polls after their win over Ohio State. They were ranked 13th by the media and 14th by the coaches a week ago.
For the first time this season, the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team has made the Top-10 in both national polls. The Badgers were ranked 10th this afternoon by both the media and the coaches, after their upset of Number-one Ohio State on Saturday in Madison. Wisconsin rose three spots in the AP media poll, and four places in the USA Today-ESPN coaches’ survey. Wisconsin is 19-5 overall and 9-3 in the Big Ten Conference, and they’ll host No.11 Purdue on Wednesday night. The Buckeyes lost their first game of the season, and they fell to Number-Two in the AP poll and third in the coaches’ poll. Kansas took over the top spot in both surveys. Also, the Marquette men also received votes in the AP survey. The Golden Eagles are 10 spots away from the Top 25, after losing yesterday to Georgetown. The Hoyas jumped two spots to Number-nine. Meanwhile, the UW Green Bay women rose one place to 17th in their national AP media poll. The Phoenix are 24-1 overall. And the Marquette women dropped one spot to 22nd. The Golden Eagles are 19-5. Baylor remains at Number-one.
Wisconsin men’s coach Bo Ryan says he knows of no evidence that a Badger fan spit in the face of Ohio State forward Jared Sullinger. The Buckeyes’ freshman tweeted that he was spat upon both before Saturday’s game in Madison against the Badgers – and again afterward, when Badger fans stormed the court after upsetting the formerly undefeated Buckeyes. But Sullinger didn’t say a word about it to the media later in the locker room – and he went out of his way to praise the Badger fans. Today, Ryan said every part of the Kohl Center is videotaped, and there’s been nothing that has come to his attention about a spitting incident. Ryan said quote, “All I know is, we won the game. Deal with it.” But Ohio State coach Thad Motta said a student did run by and spit on Sullinger. But the Buckeyes’ coach said it was nothing too major and quote, “What are you going to do? Those things happen.”