The Wisconsin basketball team moved to 10-2 on the season with their win over Indiana.
The Wisconsin basketball team came into this game as a 9-point favorite over Indiana. The Hoosiers traveled to Madison and were down their second-leading scorer. Looking at this matchup, the Badgers should have won this game without much of an issue. But it seems the Hoosiers had some juice left after their big comeback victory over the Terps just a few days ago.
The Hoosiers stayed with the Badgers all night and eventually took a lead late in the second half. Their star sophomore Tayce Jackson-Davis put on a show. He scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. He was a problem for most of the night and gave Reuvers and Potter fits down low. With the game tied on the last possession, Jackson-Davis got the ball in the post and missed a last-second shot that probably could have been called a foul. Luckily, the Badgers got lucky and the game went to overtime.
Late into the game and into overtime, it’s not a surprise that D’Mitrik Trice took this game over for Wisconsin’s offense. At the end of the second half, he hit a jumper with 22 seconds left to tie the game to force it into overtime.
In the first overtime, Trice scored five of the eight points. Brad Davison also hist a three, but his big play came at the end of the first overtime. Indiana had another chance to get off a game-winning shot at the end of OT, but Davison tied snagged the ball, forcing a jump ball with just over a second left. He then almost hit a game-winning shot, but it didn’t go in, and he didn’t get it off in time, forcing the game to double-overtime.
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From there, sophomore forward Tyler Wahl took over. He hit back-to-back threes from the corner to put the Badgers up 77-70 with just 2:40 left, effectively putting the game out of reach.
The Badgers went on to win, 80-73. With this win, the Badgers move to 10-2 on the season and 4-1 in the Big Ten.
This is the type of game that will make the Badgers an even better team. They have faced plenty of adversity already this season. The Wisconsin basketball team will have their hands full next week. They will travel to Ann Arbor and take on the undefeated Michigan Wolverines next Tuesday, and then go to Rutgers on Friday. Both teams are currently ranked in the top 15.