MADISON, Wis. (AP) – After 40 years in the business, Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan stays calm when people talk about his program rebuilding. ”It is amazing how young men step up,” Ryan said Tuesday during Wisconsin’s media day. “I have all the faith in the world that that is going to happen with this group.” Wisconsin must replace point guard Jordan Taylor, who was an All-American honorable mention last year. But the Badgers return players who were responsible for the bulk of the scoring (70.6 percent), rebounding (84.4 percent) and assists (60.5 percent) on the team that reached the NCAA regional semifinals last year. Most of that production comes from the frontcourt. Wisconsin’s three senior forwards – Jared Berggren, Mike Bruesewitz and Ryan Evans – have played in 285 career games and made 122 starts. Junior Josh Gasser has grown into the role of leader and point guard over the summer.
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