Rutgers Delivers A Death Blow To Wisconsin
Wisconsin’s tournament chances are dead on January 6th, 2018. We’re almost two months away from Selection Sunday, and the only way Wisconsin can get into the tournament is by winning the Big Ten Tournament. It’s not like the Badgers had much of a chance of getting on the bubble, but it still existed before their loss last night to Rutgers, 59-55.
Ethan Happ struggles mightily
It’s not a surprise that when Ethan Happ scuffles, the Badgers do as well. He had a rough, forgettable night in New Jersey. The redshirt junior finished with a double-double, but he nearly added it in a third double-digit effort in turnovers. He turned the ball over seven times plus getting called for two charges as well. It’s proof that Happ needs a secondary scorer in order for Wisconsin to flourish which hasn’t happen all year.
Badgers can’t connect from deep
Wisconsin did not have a good night from three. They went 2-for-13 on the game, and the only two they hit came late in the game. Brad Davison made a clutch three to tie up the game late, but for the most part, it hurt Wisconsin in this one. The RAC is a weird ass gym, so, it’s maybe not a surprise that shots weren’t falling for Wisconsin.
Brevin Pritzl does a little more than usual
After missing Tuesday’s game with a head injury, Brevin Pritzl had one of his best games of the year from a scoring perspective. He scored 13 points in a losing effort. My assumption is Badgers hoped more threes would have fallen, yet, it’s a still a nice outing for a young player.
Wisconsin heads to Nebraska on Tuesday night. It hasn’t been a friendly place to Wisconsin in years past. Cornhuskers are playing Purdue this afternoon in what will be a predictably tough game for the Huskers. This will not be an easy one for Wisconsin.