Badger basketball player and Co-Big Ten Player of the week Ben Brust joined us in lieu of the Badgers' two huge overtime wins last week.
In case you've been living under a rock, here's a quick recap of Brust's big week:
Thursday, Brust racked up a game-high 18 points in a double-overtime win over Iowa at the Kohl Center. Saturday, Brust sank a half-court buzzer-beater to send the Badgers into overtime against Michigan and then hit the game-winning 3 pointer with less than a minute left. Today, he was named Co-Big Ten Player of the week with Illinois' D.J. Richardson.
When asked about the final play of regulation, Brust answered that the play was not actually drawn up specifically for him. "Really, it was Mike's decision" who to pass it to. Of the seemingly perfect pass, Brust said, "he put it right in my wheelhouse."
Although this was not Brust's first floor-rushing experience as a Badger (the floor was rushed his freshmen year vs. Ohio State), it was his "first time contributing." He called the experience "surreal" and "the stuff you dream about growing up."
What does Brust think about the Badgers' progress and potential? "We've made a lot of good strides as a team." If the team keeps improving at the rate they have all season Brust thinks they "can do some good things." That being said, Brust humbly addressed the team's struggles with free-throws and their need to "keep working defesively to get better together." While he says there is "still a long way to go", he likes the progress the team has made and is looking forward to their upcoming game at Minnesota.