Indiana upset: Wisconsin Wins!

Submitted by BlueBadger on January 15th, 2013 at 10:29 PM

12 min left, Badgers up 8. Serious Big ten championship implications in this game, also a win that could help push the badgers off the bubble and into the tourney.

 

EDIT: Wisconsin wins 64-59. Big upset. as a (Blue)Badger, I'm pretty happy about it.

Comments

smwilliams

January 15th, 2013 at 10:38 PM ^

I mean, take a look at this... (AP Poll)

Top 10 Teams By Conference

Big 10 - 3

Big East - 2

ACC / Big 12 / Pac 12 / SEC / WCC - 1

Top 20 Teams By Conference

Big 10 - 5

Big East - 3

ACC / MWC / Big 12 / SEC - 2

A10 / MVC / Pac 12 / WCC - 1

Top 30 Teams By Conference

Big East - 7

 

Big 10 - 6 (Wisconsin at #31 in AP Poll)

MWC / Pac 12 / SEC - 3

ACC / A10 / Big 12 - 2

MVC / WCC - 1

The Big 10 has more teams in the Top 11 (with Ohio State at #11) as every conference but the Big East has in the Top 30. That's crazy good.

GOLBOGM

January 16th, 2013 at 9:17 AM ^

I feel bad for Wiscy- they have gone to three straight rose bowls in football- and have been an elite team in Big Ten basketball for quite some time but always seem to get passed over with recognition.  Everyone was so quick to jump on UM, UI, OSU, and even Minny having great years- but Wisconsin did not get any love.  Granted there were reasons to suspect a drop from them this year...

Just goes to show all conference games can be tough...  Biggest thing to me is that this was at Indiana... I think everyone is going to get roughed up in conference this year and like last year it will be down to the wire for regular season champ- with a very possible co-champ situation again.

snarling wolverine

January 15th, 2013 at 11:07 PM ^

Actually I'd say basketball, both at the college and NBA level, is played at a much slower pace overall than it was 20-30 years ago.  In the 1980s, a typical NBA game would have a score of 115-110, and it was not uncommon for college teams to score 90-100 points.  The pace is a lot slower across the board now.

mzdmv

January 15th, 2013 at 11:15 PM ^

Sorry if what I'm about to say is completely wrong or makes no sense,

but I feel like better athletes on both sides of the ball make it harder to hit shots regardless of pace. I think that the increased pure athleticism raises average defense. 

Basically, better athletes = higher average/baseline defense = lower scores, not necessarily slower pace

smwilliams

January 15th, 2013 at 10:55 PM ^

Badgers making some difficult shots to build the lead back up to 5. If this was in Madison, okay, I get it, but at Indiana? I thought they never lost there according to every ESPN announcer this season.

WolverineinSB

January 16th, 2013 at 1:11 AM ^

Problem is sheehey has been terrible recently as well. I don't like hulls and I don't think he's a BIG caliber PG but he's not a huge issue if he doesn't control the ball. He's a great shooter but recently he seems to have gotten an ego and tries to do everything alone. It's so frustrating. He needs to just sit out for 3 when he in.

willywill9

January 15th, 2013 at 11:04 PM ^

I like that Indiana's classic home jersey hasn't been tarnished ... if you look at Wisconsin, i think you'll see what i mean.  I think we have that weird white collar thing too.