1988–89 Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team

The 1988–89 Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team represented the University of Wisconsin as a member of the Big Ten Conference during the 1988–89 NCAA Division I men’s basketball season.

American college basketball season
1988–89Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball
Conference Big Ten Conference
1988–89 record 18–12 (8–10 Big Ten)
Head coach
Home arena Wisconsin Field House
Seasons

1988–89 Big Ten Conference men’s basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
No. 8 Indiana 15 3   .833 27 8   .771
No. 3 Illinois 14 4   .778 31 5   .861
No. 10 Michigan 12 6   .667 30 7   .811
No. 14 Iowa 10 8   .556 23 10   .697
Minnesota 9 9   .500 19 12   .613
Wisconsin 8 10   .444 18 12   .600
Purdue 8 10   .444 15 16   .484
Ohio State 6 12   .333 19 15   .559
Michigan State 6 12   .333 18 15   .545
Northwestern 2 16   .111 9 19   .321
Rankings from AP Poll

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All-American

All-Big Ten

  • Danny Jones – 2nd team (AP and UPI)
  • Trent Jackson – 2nd team (AP), 3rd team (UPI)

Big Ten Player of the Week

  • Trent Jackson – Week of February 14

Team awards[1]

  • Trent Jackson – MVP
  • Willie Simms – Most Improved
  • Darin Schubring – Defensive POY

1988–89 Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 10 Billy Douglass 6 ft 5 in(1.96 m) 185 lb(84 kg) RS Fr Lake Forest, Illinois
G 12 Brian Good 6 ft 1 in(1.85 m) 180 lb(82 kg) Fr Rossville, Indiana
G 20 Byron Robinson 6 ft 5 in(1.96 m) 185 lb(84 kg) RS So Springfield, Illinois
G 21 James Gillespie 6 ft 4 in(1.93 m) 190 lb(86 kg) Jr Detroit, Michigan
G 22 Pollis Robertson 6 ft 7 in(2.01 m) 220 lb(100 kg) Sr Wayne, Michigan
F 23 Willie Simms 6 ft 5 in(1.96 m) 185 lb(84 kg) So Pontiac, Michigan
G/F 30 Tom Molaski (C) 6 ft 6 in(1.98 m) 195 lb(88 kg) Sr Grafton, Wisconsin
G 32 Trent Jackson (C) 6 ft 1 in(1.85 m) 178 lb(81 kg) Sr Bolingbrook, Illinois
F 40 John Ellenson (I*) 6 ft 7 in(2.01 m) 210 lb(95 kg) So Menomonie, Wisconsin
F 41 Rob Willey 6 ft 9 in(2.06 m) 220 lb(100 kg) RS Jr Neenah, Wisconsin
F 43 Patrick Tompkins (I^) 6 ft 6 in(1.98 m) 245 lb(111 kg) So Waukegan, Illinois
G 44 Tim Locum 6 ft 4 in(1.93 m) 175 lb(79 kg) So Flora, Illinois
F 50 Danny Jones (C) 6 ft 6 in(1.98 m) 240 lb(109 kg) Jr Rockford, Illinois
C 52 Darin Schubring 6 ft 10 in(2.08 m) 240 lb(109 kg) Sr Baraboo, Wisconsin
F 53 Kurt Portmann 6 ft 11 in(2.11 m) 225 lb(102 kg) Jr Sheboygan, Wisconsin
F/C 55 Greg Sipla (W) 6 ft 10 in(2.08 m) 225 lb(102 kg) RS Jr Racine, Wisconsin
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W)Walk-on

[2]*ineligible first semester due to transfer from Marquette ^academically ineligible second semester

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