Originally posted on Madtown Badgers  |  Last updated 1/12/13
Wisconsin is 2-0 to open up Big Ten play and there was much rejoicing... Or not, once you realize that the 2-0 start is thanks to playing the two worst teams in the conference right now, that's not to slight Penn State and Nebraska as they are competitive teams, just not Big Ten competitive at this point in time. However, the Badgers are staring an 11 game stretch that will test their manhood and their ability to make the NCAA tournament right in the face.  Up first is a date with the 12th ranked Illini of Illinois on Saturday at the Kohl Center from 1:15pm Central on the Big Ten Network. No doubt about it, if Wisconsin wants to make it's mark on the conference and the national level they need to take care of business at home and prove they can beat an actual ranked opponent, something they haven't done all season long so far.  Can they do that on Saturday, or do the Illini continue to be the only thorn in the side of Bo Ryan at home?  The Opposition: Illinois comes ...
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