Wisconsin Badgers Start and End Season On Disappointing Note

By Trevor Lowry
Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

The Wisconsin Badgers had an up and down season to say the least, but they started and ended the year on a disappointing note.

The Badgers entered the year with high expectations–as usual–but they lost just the second game of the season to the Florida Gators by 18 points. Wisconsin actually lost four games in its non-conference schedule and many people did not give this team a chance in the Big Ten Conference.

However, the Badgers won their first four games in the conference, including victories over No. 12 Illinois and No. 2 Indiana, at the time. From that point on, Wisconsin went on to lose six games in the Big Ten, which was pretty good since this was the best conference in college basketball this season.

With a 12-6 record in conference play, Wisconsin finished two games back in the conference standings. If it weren’t for two losses down the stretch, the Badgers would have won a share of the conference title.

This team then went on to make it to the Big Ten tournament championship game, but ended up losing by seven points against the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Wisconsin earned a No. 5 seed in the 2013 NCAA Tournament and it was ready to make a deep run. However, the Badgers were upset by the No. 12 Ole Miss Rebels in their very first game of the dance. This ended their season short and also ended their season on a two-game losing streak.

Although the Badgers had a pretty good season, they ended the year exactly how they started, which was disappointing.


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