Through 25 regular-season games, The Wisconsin Men’s Basketball Team has earned themselves a 15-10 record, 8-6 in Big Ten Conference play. The Badgers have had a very erratic season, winning some games by more than 20 points and losing some by the same margin. However, the Badgers’ 15-10 record at this point in the season is still impressive, as they have managed to win games without the team’s second-highest scorer Kobe King, who decided to transfer from Wisconsin during the thick of Big Ten play. Most Bracketologists have the Badgers as an eighth or ninth seed for the annual March Madness Tournament; however, this could change as the Badgers enter the most important stretch of the season. The Badgers have six games remaining in the regular season; three at home and three away from home. A winning record for this final stretch would likely mean that the Badgers will be a virtual lock for the NCAA tournament, however, a losing record will require the Badgers to make a deep run in the Big Ten’s annual conference tournament. Wisconsin plays Purdue on February 18th in a must-win game for both teams. The Badgers will finish the regular season on March 7th in Indiana.
By Tanay Desai