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At the beginning of the basketball season, our panel of Big Ten men’s basketball experts came together and made some predictions. Some were pretty good, others not so much. See what they predicted and how it compares to the end results.
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Indiana, Maryland and Wisconsin are playing against Spartan-like fire power this weekend.
It’s safe to assume children all over Wisconsin will try to recreate Bronson Koenig’s game-winning buzzer-beater vs. Xavier on Sunday night the next time they hit the court.
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The 2016 NCAA tourney has been an exhilarating ride so far, with upsets and last-second shots bringing America to its knees while clutching its chest. The Big Ten has three schools that have survived and advanced to the Sweet 16: No. 5 seeds Maryland and Indiana, along with No. 7 Wisconsin.
In early January, Wisconsin was 9-9 overall and 1-4 in the Big Ten. A ticket to the Big Dance? It seemed to be a longshot at that point. This team looked lost. But, it all changed after a loss at Northwestern that proved to be the nadir for the Badgers in their 9-9 start.