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13. Wisconsin (14-4)

As the week began, Wisconsin sat in a very enviable position. The Badgers entered this week with an unblemished 5-0 mark against the Big Ten, including a pair of impressive wins away from home. Not everything has gone perfectly for Wisconsin this season, but the Badgers have done more than enough to establish themselves as a contender, both in this league and nationwide.

Their run of success came to an unfortunate end this week, culminating in a shocking 87-83 loss at Penn State back on Tuesday. While outplayed by the Nittany Lions, the Badgers did appreciate 23 points from AJ Storr and a double-double from Steven Crowl. Fortunately, Wisconsin bounced back later in the week with a strong performance back at home. The Badgers won 91-79 against Indiana, led by Max Klesmit’s 26-point effort.

Even with that setback against the Nittany Lions, this program still sits atop the Big Ten standings and in great position less than a third of the way through conference play. Everything Wisconsin wants to accomplish is right in front of them and their potent offense continues to produce on a nightly basis. Next week gives another road test, this time at Minnesota, before a rematch at home against Michigan State.