Let’s just take a look at the Badgers’ line of work in the conference this year.
With those impressive victories and a couple of other ones in Big Ten play, the Badgers are 1.5 games out of first place in the conference standings. However, with a sweep of Minnesota this year, they can really make some noise in the conference.
It is so hard to win on the road in the Big Ten and this game will be played on the road, which is why it would be such a huge victory for Wisconsin.
Minnesota may be struggling as of late, but that is because this conference is the best in college basketball. The Gophers just have had a tough stretch in their last few games. This is still an NCAA tournament team and a victory for them against Wisconsin would mean just as much as a victory for the Badgers.
Whether the case, Wisconsin is coming off of a win against Michigan and is on a three-game winning streak. If it can pull off a road victory against the Gophers it would really mean a lot, especially since the Badgers will have to play the Ohio State Buckeyes in the very next game.