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Badgers men's basketball: Bo Ryan makes list of top X's and O's coaches

2013-08-21T11:30:00Z Badgers men's basketball: Bo Ryan makes list of top X's and O's coachesJIM POLZIN | Wisconsin State Journal | jpolzin@madison.com | 608-252-6473 madison.com

ESPN polled about two-thirds of the head coaches in NCAA Division I men's basketball looking for the top X's and O's coaches in the country.

Here's the link to the piece,  though you'll need an Insider account to see the full story.

Here's a spoiler: Badgers coach Bo Ryan is No. 13. Two Big Ten coaches are ahead of him -- Michigan State's Tom Izzo (No. 1) and Michigan's John Beilein (No. 2).

Right behind Ryan, in a tie for 14th, are a couple of coaches UW fans love to hate: Indiana's Tom Crean and Marquette's Buzz Williams.

Virginia's Tony Bennett, a former UW assistant, is tied for No. 24 on the list.

Ryan got seven votes, compared to 41 for Izzo and 24 for Beilein.

New Mexico coach Craig Neal was quoted as saying that Ryan "is a master at making adjustments during the game within his system to find ways to score late in the shot clock and at the end of games."

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  1. Cornelius Gotchberg
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    Cornelius Gotchberg - August 21, 2013 11:43 am
    Tommy Boy behind Bo again??

    That's gonna sit sideways in Crean's craw BIG TIME!

    Good thing Ola-Home-dipot, Watford, Hulls, & Zeller ar gone.

    The Gotch

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