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Following the Badgers' victory over Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Badgers head coach Bo Ryan announced his immediate retirement as the Wisconsin men's basketball coach.

"After months of conversation with Barry Alvarez and his administrative staff, as well as my wife, Kelly, I have decided that now is the right time to step down from the head coaching position here at Wisconsin."

Ryan initially talked to Alvarez about retirement in April. Alvarez asked Ryan to take some time to reconsider. However, Ryan said it became evident recently it was time to leave.

"I have come to the conclusion that now is the right time for me to retire and for Greg Gard to have the opportunity to coach the team for the remainder of the season."

Ryan coached Wisconsin for more than 14 seasons. He has the most wins in school history and the highest winning percentage in conference history. His teams won seven Big Ten championships, 14 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, two Final Fours and one appearance in the national championship game.

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