The Wisconsin Badgers lost their last game to the Minnesota Gophers on the road, so you can bet that they will be doing everything that they possibly can to get a win against Ohio State this weekend. However, what would the win mean for the Badgers?
Wisconsin is currently two games back in the Big Ten standings, along with two other teams. All three of these 8-4 teams are trailing Indiana and Michigan State, so the Badgers need a victory over the Buckeyes to stay in the race for the regular season title.
The Badgers already lost to Ohio State this season, but that game came on the road.
These are two teams that the Badgers have lost to this season already. Wisconsin will have one more chance to beat each of those two teams, but it all starts with the Buckeyes.
Beating all of the top teams in the best conference in college basketball would surely mean a lot to a Wisconsin team that lost four games in non-conference play, even if the Badgers do not finish at the top of the standings this year.
However, a win against the Buckeyes this weekend would ensure that the Badgers would stay in the top four teams in the conference, which is a pretty big feat when there are five ranked teams in the Big Ten.