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Gary Andersen moves on

MILWAUKEE -- The ending came up again in a team meeting for Wisconsin.

That ending -- the bizarre finish last week at Arizona State that left the 24th-ranked Badgers with a stunning 32-30 defeat after not getting a shot in the final seconds to try a potential game-winning field goal.

The Badgers (2-1) talked about it again Monday. Coach Gary Andersen sees this whole experience as valuable learning tool for the rest of the season. He thinks his team has moved on, even if the questions kept popping up Tuesday.

"Sounds like everyone put it to bed," Andersen said Tuesday on the Big Ten coaches' teleconference. "We really discussed it as a team. Good teams are in tightly contested games."

He added later, "It is what it is. It's life lessons. ... It's an opportunity as a head coach to teach."

The Pac-12 Conference, in a statement, reprimanded the officials Monday.

"After a thorough review, we have determined that the officials fell short of the high standard in which Pac-12 games should be managed," Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said in the statement. It was read to Andersen for the first time during his own weekly news conference midday Monday in Madison.

Andersen said Tuesday he had no further reaction to the explanation after getting a chance to read through it thoroughly. Clearly, though, the even-keeled Andersen wishes for another outcome.

"It's a difficult situation. ... Nobody asked for it," he said. "I'm OK with it ... and away we go."

Wisconsin opens Big Ten play against Purdue on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium.