Madison (WQOW) -- The Wisconsin basketball season has been an exercise in patience. Wisconsin keeps winning, but its play has been anything but pretty.
The team's struggles at the charity stripe have been well documented, but in the last two games, the Badgers shooting woes have extended to the field. Coach Bo Ryan joked on Saturday that his team is saving the university money by not hitting the nets. Apparently the school's administration is willing to open its pockets, if the Badgers start catching fire.
"When I was walking out Barry (Alvarez) said he found some funds, some extra funds in case we wanted to burn some nets," says Ryan. "I don't know if he meant the ones we aren't hitting on, I'm not sure. What are you going to do? You've got to stay sane and you've got to keep encouraging your players."
Coach Ryan hopes his encouragement helps Wisconsin when it plays 11th-ranked Ohio State on Tuesday.
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