With a 70-56 win over the Fighting Illini, the Wisconsin Badgers’ Head Coach Bo Ryan is now 11-0 in Senior Day games at the Kohl Center.
Seniors Jordan Taylor and Rob Wilson were magnificent with 24 combined points to help the Badgers (23-8, 12-6) end the regular season on a three-game winning streak.
After losing eight of their last nine games, Illinois (17-14, 6-12) would have to pull out a miracle and win the Big Ten Tournament if they want to make the NCAA Tournament.
What It Means: Not a lot of new information here; when the Badgers shoot well (44.7% from the field), they win. While the Badgers appear to be primed for a deep run, I wouldn’t let the ugliness of Illinois’ game change your perception too much. If the Badgers can play this way against the likes of Indiana, Michigan State or Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament, then it will be time to get excited.
As for the Badgers cheating (as reported by Seth Davis earlier in the week), this game with the Fight...