So Dick left with;
5 x Big Ten Titles - Bo Ryan x 5 also. (Equal)
Dick Bennett never won a Big Ten Title in the regular season or tournament. Not even close.
95-96: 8-10 (8th place)
96-97: 11-7 (4th place)
97-98: 3-13 (9th place - lost in Quarterfinals of BTT)
98-99: 9-7 (3rd place - lost in Semifinals of BTT)
99-00: 8-8 (6th place - lost in Semifinals of BTT)
Is it really worth mentioning UWGB conference titles?
To you who say I am not a knowledgeable person; First off I am knowledgeable on my own opinion (I happen to think my opinion is a very good one). Second, If you think my opinion is way off then I feel you have your head up Bo Ryan’s back side. When I said Dick Bennet won 5 Big 10 titles I was countering OllieBear when he said Bo Ryan had 5 Big 10 championships (see below). So like Brett Bielema says "get your facts straight". Oh and I love your comment on Jared Berggren being a sure first rounder and athletic. Yeah when you’re watching a fast turtle race other slower turtles, the fast turtle will seem fast! lol your unbelievable. And a 1st rounder you fool! Who are you, his daddy?You should enlighten yourself and watch other talented basketball teams and not just the caveman play our Badgers, and then maybe you will get the point.
Conference Champion: 2 Times (Reg. Seas.), 3 Times (Tourn.)
Conference Champion: 3 Times (Reg. Seas.), 2 Times (Tourn.)
Okay Wicks23 you have got to stop this Bo Ryan vs Dick Bennet saga. You cannot compare Horizon conference championships with B1G championships, end of story. I hate to pile on, but why would you pick a coach like Dick to compare stats to? Dick Bennet ran an even slower 4 corners offense than Bo and probably had the least amount of talent in the league, not even sure they could slam dunk. So I can only assume that you would hate them at least on the same level by your standards.
Just because the Badgers play a style you can play, does not mean it is best suited for a big time conference.
Well, actually Bo’s style has worked quite well in the B1G, to the tune of a .710 winning percentage.... tops in the league with Matta Now, I’m no rocket surgeon, but that’s pretty good isn’t it?
Enough of all this footsy. I like Bo Ryan. I like good defense and good fundamentals...oh and winning. You have made it clear that you like slam dunks and Final Fours. I like Final Fours as well but they are hard to come by. I will take my chances with a coach who gets us to the dance every single year and gives us a chance. Every team in the B1G has ups and downs except Wisconsin and Michigan State.
So the question is, since you despise Bo Ryan so much and measly sweet 16’s, who would you like running the show?
adgers Ballers, I hope you are right regarding Bo's claims. However, I will believe it when I see it. Check out the chart in this article: http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-tRecently, Wisconsin has slowed it down, but that more has to do with the players they have. Look at the tempo stats in his first years, and you'll notice they were far from a slow it down team like they are now.
he-most-boring-team-in-america. Their tempo is dreadful, minus one of the years with Tucker and that still ranked us at 183, The fact of the matter is that Wisconsin has successfully scored less than 50 points for the 3rd game in a row. Whatever excuse you want to create in order to sleep better at night is fine with me... By the way, do you realize that since Bo took over as head coach at UW, 7 times a Big 10 team has made the Final 4? This include Indina (1), illinois(1), Ohio St (2) and Michigan St (3). Glad Bo can keep notching those first and second round wins as a 4 seed or better (except for the Elite 8 run I described in a prior message).