The remaining two games for the Wisconsin Badgers got a whole lot more important after this past weekend’s games ended. After Gonzaga dropped a home game to BYU, the Badgers suddenly find themselves in line for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
The thought process was different last week, when the Badgers 10-game winning streak was snapped with a road loss to Maryland. Wisconsin responded nicely though, picking up a home win over Tom Izzo’s Michigan State team at the Kohl Center in Madison.
Wisconsin is 26-3 overall and 14-2 in the Big 10. They have a one and a half game lead over Maryland with two games remaining, both on the road, to Minnesota and Ohio State. It’ll be the first time the Badgers play Ohio State, but the second time playing Minnesota, where the Badgers won at home by 10 points. Maryland only has one game left, on the road at Nebraska, and the best they can finish is 14-4 in the conference.
Wisconsin has already clinched a double-bye for the Big 10 conference tournament, but still have the outright Big 10 regular season championship to earn. According to RazorGator.com, Wisconsin Badgers tickets for their game against Minnesota at Williams Arena and Sports Pavilion on March 5th have an average ticket price of $122.29 with a walk-in price of $56. Their game at Ohio State at the Schottenstein Center is cheaper, with an average ticket price of $49 with a walk-in price of $9, which is a great price for Ohio State tickets.
Kentucky and Duke or Virginia will be taking two of the No. 1 NCAA Tournament seeds. There are two No. 1 seeds remaining for Duke or Virginia, Kansas, Wisconsin, Villanova and Arizona. If Wisconsin wins their remaining two games and wins the Big 10 conference tournament, it would be difficult to not award them with that prize. Wisconsin is coming off a Final Four appearance that ended in heartbreaking fashion to Kentucky and it would be great to see those two teams face each other again in a similar, or maybe even a more important game, the National Championship.