Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 11/14/14
One team has legitimate national championship aspirations, a projected top-3 NBA draft pick and five players averaging double figures in scoring. The other team is simply trying to make it back to the NCAA Tournament, has a losing road record and a starting point guard out for the season with a torn ACL. On the surface, second-ranked Indiana possesses all the hype. Wisconsin is a team in need of hope. Yet when the two teams meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Bloomington, Ind., only this much matters: The winner will take over sole ownership of first place in the Big Ten. Indiana (15-1, 3-0) and Wisconsin (12-4, 3-0) have certainly taken divergent paths, but it has led both teams to an unlikely battle for the top spot in the toughest conference in the country. Many presumed the Hoosiers would be here. Few surmised the Badgers would be, too, particularly after they lost point guard Josh Gasser for the year on Oct. 27. "Gasser was going to be a tremendous point guard for them this year," Ind...
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