With four starters gone from the 2016-’17 Wisconsin men’s basketball team, there is more than a fair share of playing time to be doled out and next to no clarity on who will take those minutes.
A year ago, the Badgers strode into the Big Ten Tournament one of the hottest teams in the conference, having won 11-of-13 games and locking up a 15th-straight Top 4 finish.
Percentages in parentheses are calculated using KenPom.com and represent the chance of that outcome occuring.
If it seems like there’s a logjam at the top of the AP rankings this year, it’s because there is. A remarkable 12 teams have made it through the first eight weeks of play without a blemish on their record. That’s the most undefeated ranked teams in college football since the AP Poll expanded to 25 teams in 1989.
Another high-scoring game and another loss for Badgers’ women’s basketball (4-11 Big Ten, 8-17 overall), as they fell 81-70 to No. 5 Maryland (15-0, 24-2) Thursday night at the Kohl Center.
The Badgers (4-10 Big Ten, 8-16 overall) fell 70-63 to Nebraska (8-6, 18-7) Sunday afternoon in Lincoln despite stellar performances from senior forward Jacki Gulczynski and senior guard Nicole Bauman.
The Badgers (4-8 Big Ten, 8-14 overall) head to Minneapolis this Wednesday to square off against a Minnesota team (7-5, 18-6) sporting the fourth best overall record in the Big Ten. The two teams last played each other in early January, with the Golden Gophers winning 72-60.
Coming off a slump-busting win on Sunday, Wisconsin (4-7 Big Ten, 8-13 overall) will welcome No. 16 Iowa (8-2, 17-4) to the Kohl Center this Sunday in the annual Pink Game. The Badgers are looking to string together consecutive victories for the first time since December 28th.