The regular season is over in the Big Ten and across college basketball. Conference tournaments will begin for the major programs this week. On the other hand, mid-major conference tournaments are in progress or just finishing up. The Wisconsin Badgers are the 12 seed in the Big Ten Tournament. They will open the tournament Wednesday afternoon at 5:30 in Chicago. Here is the Badgers’ path and what they potentially have should they keep winning.
Wednesday, Big Ten Tournament Round 1: Ohio State
We know the Badgers will open their Big Ten Tournament Wednesday against Ohio State. The Badgers took the first and only meeting in Columbus 65-60 on Feb. 2. We also know it’s a game the Badgers have to win if they want to make the NCAA Tournament and hear their name called on Selection Sunday.
Thursday, Big Ten Tournament Round 2: Iowa
If Wisconsin is able to get past Ohio State in round one of the Big Ten Tournament, they would play the fifth-seed Iowa Thursday afternoon after the Michigan/Rutgers game. Just to show how crazy of a Big Ten season this was, the 12-seed Badgers swept this Iowa team. They won at Iowa in overtime in December and then in Madison by 12 a few weeks ago. This won’t be an easy task either, as beating a team three times in a season is difficult. If the Badgers get Iowa, you better believe they want revenge.
Friday, Big Ten Tournament Round 3: Michigan State
If the Badgers could pull off the 5/12 upset, they would get the four-seed Michigan State Friday afternoon. This would follow the Purdue and Rutgers/Michigan winner. The Badgers lost to the Spartans in Madison 69-65 in early January. However, Tyler Wahl did not play in that game.
A win in this quarterfinal would likely result in a date with Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament Semi-Finals on Saturday.
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