MADISON, Wis. The final score won't reveal how much trouble Wisconsin encountered with Green Bay at the Kohl Center on Wednesday night. A double-digit margin certainly looks like the kind of advantage the Badgers should have had all game.
It wasn't that easy. And given the supposed discrepancy in talent, size and athleticism, one has to wonder how Wisconsin should feel.
Yes, Wisconsin squeezed past Green Bay for a 65-54 victory. Those are the most important numbers from the game. But it's also important to note that it took more than 17 minutes for the Badgers to grab their first lead.
Wisconsin (7-4) doesn't play another game for 10 days, in part, because of end-of-semester finals. Maybe the break comes at a good time considering the team's rocky start to the season.
The question Wisconsin players should ask in the meantime is: Does it say more that Wisconsin came back to win on Wednesday or that a team without a Kohl Center victory in 15 tries provided such a stern challenge?...