8. January 15, 2012: Wisconsin 64, No. 2 Indiana 59
The Badgers have owned the series with Indiana for a long time, even when the Hoosiers are heavily favored. During the 2012-13 season, the Hoosiers hovered around the top of the college basketball world for a majority of the season, earning a number one seed in the NCAA Tournament and many accolades throughout the year.
In the fourth game of the Big Ten slate, the Badgers and Hoosiers squared off in Bloomington both undefeated and battling for first place in the early conference season. Indiana was filled with NBA talent with the likes of Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo, along with college stars Yogi Ferrell and Christian Watford. Also keep in mind, Badgers players Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky were both still coming off the bench.
Ryan Evans led a balanced attack for Wisconsin, scoring 13 points and grabbing eight rebounds to propel the team to a five-point victory using their slow, methodical style under Bo Ryan to keep tabs on the Hoosiers’ high-paced offense. The win made it 11 straight for the Badgers over the Hoosiers, and although Tom Crean’s squad has notched a few wins since then, this win in 2012 proved that the Badgers have had the upper hand in the series for quite some time.