INDIANAPOLIS – Wilsanity, anyone?
Just in time for March, college basketball might have its Jeremy Lin. His name is Rob Wilson, and until Friday you'd never heard of him. Now Wilson, a senior guard at Wisconsin who has a career scoring average of 2.4 points per game, is the toast of the Big Ten tournament after dropping a dirty 30 on Indiana on Friday in a 79-71 quarterfinal victory.
His previous career-high was 13, which he achieved two years ago against Michigan. On a fantasy Friday in Bankers Life Fieldhouse, he more than doubled that at the expense of the Hoosiers, who swore they had Wilson scouted but guarded him as if he was a walk-on. Given room to shoot time after time, Wilson tied the tournament record with seven 3-pointers and tied for the seventh-most points scored in a Big Ten tourney game.
"It just felt like the ball was coming off perfectly and the hoop was even bigger than usual," Wilson said in Wisconsin's locker room, surrounded by media members for the first time inRead More »from Unlikely hero Rob Wilson scores 30 to lead Badgers