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The Evolution of the Badgers

(AP/2008)

Thought to be the third horse in a two-team conference race, Wisconsin caps off its season with an outright Big Ten championship, prompting head coach Bo Ryan to look back at how all the pieces fell into place.

EVANSTON, Ill. - With its 13-point win Saturday, wrapping up the outright conference championship, the Badgers capped an improbable run to a 26-5 overall season and a school record for most conference wins in a season with 16 victories. With Michigan State returning every contributor from last year's squad and Indiana having freshman phenom Eric Gordon and this year's conference player of the...

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