Wisconsin Post Game - Badger Players

Wisconsin junior Trevon Hughes, sophomore Keaton Nankivil and freshman Jordan Taylor address the media after the Badgers drop their fourth straight game to Purdue and fifth overall, this on a 64-64 setback in Madison.

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Keaton Nankivil

On his 3-point shooting success:

"I would probably say after the first one (I started feeling it). For me, one is lucky, but after losing one game and now five in a row, I think that is the least important thing. We have to figure out a way to get back on track."

Jordan Taylor

On the last few possessions of the game:

"We were just trying to make a play and the shot was there, I thought I had a good look, it just did not fall for me. There is nothing I can do about it now. We just have to get ready for Northwestern on Saturday and try to get back on track like Keaton said."

On Nankivil's performance:

"We know what Keaton can do. On any given night, we probably have five or six guys who can go out and do what Keaton did, and tonight Keaton just happened to be the guy. He played big, but when it came down to it, we gave 36 or 32 strong minutes, but we could not close it out at the end. It is just frustrating. We have seniors that have played on two of the best teams in Wisconsin history. I know when I am a senior I would not want to be in this position. It is just frustrating to know that they are in this position. We have to get it together for them and for ourselves."

Trevon Hughes

On stretches without shots going in:

"They played solid defense, but I think we had our looks and it just was not falling for us. I do not know what we shot, but I believe they shot 60 percent and that was the difference in the game. They did a great job down the stretch and we cannot go 10 minutes in the game without getting anything on the ball. It is frustrating, because we are always there and we just cannot end up on the left-hand side."

On how they recover from the string of close losses:

"The next day. Practice. We have to get ready for Northwestern. We have to run one through 17 in practice and on the court during games. We cannot relax because five losses in a row is ridiculous. But we cannot look at it like that. We have to look at it like we just lost tonight. We have another game, and another one after that. We have good players on our team. It was a bad loss. It is going to hurt, but we are going to get it past us and get ready for the next one."

On what is happening late in close games:

"Shots are not falling. We are not shooting a good percentage. (We are not) taking care of the ball. It is frustrating, because we are always there, like I said, and we just cannot close it out and other teams are getting the victory when they should not. But they played well, and they deserve that win."

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