Wisconsin History Day By Day


Related Web Sites:
Wisconsin Badgers Men's Basketball

Big Ten Men's Basketball History


Read More About It

"University of Wisconsin Basketball" by Dave Anderson

Anatomy of A Champion, Wisconsin State Journal

For Ryan, Winning More Fun Than Ever, The Capital Times


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Interesting Fact:

Leaving school a year early to turn pro, Devin Harris was the No. 5 overall pick in the 2004 NBA draft, chosen by the Washington Wizards who then traded him to the Dallas Mavericks.


Study Questions:

  • How far did the UW basketball team advance in the NCAA tournament in 2003?
  • Besides Devin Harris, who were the other top players on the 2002-2003 team?
  • How many Big Ten champsionships has the University of Wisconsin won?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about the University of Wisconsin basketball teams:

  • Newspapers on BadgerLink
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on March 5:

    1770: British soldiers open fire on a crowd in Boston, killing five people. The event becomes known as the Boston Massacre.



  • March 5

    March 5, 2003: The 24th-ranked University of Wisconsin basketball team won its first outright Big Ten title since 1947 by beating No. 14 Illinois 60-59 at the Kohl Center on March 5, 2003. Devin Harris made a free throw with 0.4 seconds remaining to give the Badgers the victory.


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