Badgers Basketball got another dose of reality on Tuesday night with a lopsided and disappointing loss at Iowa. In falling below .500 and to 3-5 in the Big Ten, the program is being challenged away from the court...by an outspoken national critic and Radio host--Doug Gottlieb.
Iowa is whoopin Wisconsin.. feel like the Badgers program is in trouble— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) January 24, 2018
That tweet from the Fox Sports Radio host prompted a back and forth that brought in varied opinions, including mine.
Doug...they've been in the NCAA tournament for 19-straight years, 4-straight Sweet-16's (6-of-7). They graduated Nigel Hayes, Bronson Koenig, Zak Showalter, Vito Brown. Lost Starting PG and most talented Freshmen to injuries in December.— Mike Heller (@HellerSports) January 24, 2018
Program is "in trouble" ??
I thought that was a fair and educated response ... but it apparently served as provocation for Gottlieb to take a path that was, at best, condescending.
Cool story Bro. B1G as down as it will ever be and they are at the bottom. Good news is they are all back next year, bad news is they are all back next year https://t.co/pakkGnnSGr— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) January 24, 2018
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