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Bo Ryan Sticking With Starting Lineup

Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan

Madison (WQOW) -- Call it life imitating art. Much like Bill Murray's character in 'Groundhog Day', the Wisconsin basketball team finds themselves in the exact same place, game after game -- still trying to figure out how to put an end to their downward spiral.

Poor shooting is just the latest negative trend. Wisconsin was 3-17 from behind the arc and made 6-14 free throws in Saturday's 55-54 loss to Ohio State. The Badgers have now lost five of six games and are desperately searching for answers. But according to coach Bo Ryan, changing the starting lineup is not an option.

If you take guys and move them out, what you're saying is it's their fault. I don't do that. It's all of us together. I know it's easy to sit there and say 'Just start three other guys'. I understand, but you still need those guys on board," says Ryan.
Wisconsin assistant coach Greg Gard adds: "It's not any one individual's fault any more than anybody else's. You still have to continue to work together. We'll be successful and have been successful as a team. And when things don't go well, we handle that as a team as well"

The Badgers look to right the ship starting Tuesday at Illinois. The Illini have lost seven straight games.

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