A slow start to the season for the Northwestern Wildcats (1-2 overall, 0-1 Big Ten) and reigning Big Ten West champions has them tied with Rutgers and Purdue with the worst record in the Big Ten.
Following another dominant performance for Wisconsin, a 61-0 win over Central Michigan followed by a bye week, the Badgers now face their first true test of the 2019 season.
To quote Jon Rothstein, “This is March.” With the 2019 NCAA Men’s Divison I Tournament round of 64 set to begin Thursday, let’s take a lot at some of the best games to watch in the first round.
Coming off a blowout loss to Rutgers on Monday, the Wisconsin Badgers (4-12 Big Ten, 13-15 overall) seek revenge for a two point loss against Ohio State (9-7 Big Ten, 13-12 overall) and look to send their seniors out with a win.
Wisconsin (1-7 Big Ten, 10-10 overall) dropped its straight game in a close contest with the Penn State Lady Lions (3-5 Big Ten, 10-9 overall), falling 65-59 to continue a slide that has undone the excitement of the season’s strong start.
Wisconsin (1-4 Big Ten, 10-7 overall) lost its third straight game in a 75-68 loss to the 25th ranked Indiana Hoosiers (4-1, 15-2).
The Wisconsin women’s basketball team (1-3 Big Ten, 10-6 overall) will look to break a recent slump as they play the No. 25 Indiana Hoosiers (3-1, 14-2) Sunday.
The Badgers (1-1 Big Ten, 10-4 overall) came away with their first conference win of the season, winning 76-69 over the Purdue Boilermakers (1-1 Big Ten, 10-5 overall) thanks to a huge third quarter run led by junior guard Suzanne Gilreath.
Now that conference play has kicked off, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team (0-1 Big Ten, 9-4 overall) is looking to get their first conference win against the Purdue Boilermakers (1-0 Big Ten, 10-4 overall).