Wisconsin Basketball: What these last two games mean for the Badgers

The Wisconsin basketball team has two of the most important remaining games in the country. The Badgers currently looking at 1 seed for the Big Ten tournament. With the Purdue Boilermakers and Nebraska Cornhuskers coming into town.

The Badgers currently sitting at 23-5 with their overall record and 14-4 in conference play. Wisconsin is in sole possession of first place in the Big Ten coming into Tuesday’s game against the Boilermakers. Guard Chucky Hepburn looking to be the Big Ten freshman of the year, and Johnny Davis looking for the Big Ten player of the year and National player of the year.

Wisconsin has already defeated Purdue this year in West Lafayette at Mackey Arena. The Boilermakers come into Tuesday’s game ranked at number 8 following a loss to the Michigan State Spartans in East Lansing.

The Wisconsin basketball team is rolling into their matchup against Purdue ranked a10th in the AP Poll following a win against Rutgers in Piscataway over the weekend. This top-10 matchup at the Kohl Center has a lot at stake for the top seed in the Big Ten as the Badgers currently sit one game ahead of Purdue and Illinois in the current standings.

If the Badgers win, they knock the Boilermakers out of the conversation for the number one slot. They would also keep a tight hold on the 1 seed. If the Badgers lose to either Nebraska or Purdue, Illinois would jump to number one in the Big Ten if they were to win out.

Now the Badgers have the chance to prove the mainstream media completely wrong after saying the Badgers would finish 10th in the Big Ten, Wisconsin looking the top seed in the conference tournament straight in the eyes all while looking to potentially getting a 1-seed in the NCAA Tournament depending on how they do in the conference tournament.