Wisconsin basketball just can’t get a break. Saturday’s tilt against Northwestern has been postponed due to COVID-19. In a tweet issued by the program’s Twitter account, it was announced that the two schools are working to find a suitable replacement date. Tough to build momentum with unexpected postponements like this.
This marks the second time this season that Wisconsin’s schedule has been suddenly changed. Back on December 23, Wisconsin’s game against Grambling State was canceled because of a massive winter storm. That game was not rescheduled, costing the Badgers a likely victory in the win column.
The upside of the unexpected delay
However, there may be a silver lining in this unexpected delay. Wisconsin was a bit banged up from their most recent contest against Penn State. Max Klesmit took an elbow in the first half and, with a bloody mouth that looked more suited for a “Rocky” movie than a basketball game, missed the rest of the game. Tyler Wahl was in his first game back from a severe ankle injury and the best remedy for those types of injuries is almost always time.
Looking forward, Wisconsin’s next game will be Wednesday, January 25th at Maryland against the Terrapins. The Terps are fresh off a win against Michigan, having defeated the Wolverines Thursday evening 64-58. In a beautiful example that anything can happen in the Big Ten, these two teams squared off on New Year’s Day, with Michigan obliterating Maryland 81-46.
Tipoff is set for 7 PM, EST and will be televised on the Big Ten Network.