The Wisconsin Badgers 16-2 conference record has earned them the top spot in the Big Ten and a double-bye in the Big Ten Tournament. Currently number six in the nation; the Badgers have high expectations heading into 2015 postseason play. Wisconsin is heading into the postseason on a high note. They defeated their rivals Minnesota last week to lock up the conference title and then thrashed #23 Ohio State.
The first game for Wisconsin in the Big Ten Tournament will take place on Friday, March 13th. They will play the winner of the second round matchup between Illinois and Michigan. Tickets for that quarterfinal game are averaging $164.33 per ticket with a get in price of $35.
The star for Wisconsin this season has undoubtedly been their center, Frank Kaminsky. The seven-foot big man lead one of the best teams in the nation in points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks. These impressive stats have lead many to claim that he was the best player in all of college basketball during the regular season. All things in Madison went through this hulking center during the regular season, and his production will have to continue if they want to continue their successful run into the postseason. His size, strength and ability to score from range make him a nightmare for defenses to matchup against.
You can bet Wisconsin fans will continue showing their support as they have been doing all season long. There’s no reason to let up as Hipmunk.com can get you to the conference tournament by offering flights to Chicago and Chicago hotels for fans looking to see one of the best team’s in the country before they take off for the NCAA tournament.
One of the biggest threats to Wisconsin in the postseason is Maryland. The Terrapins took down the Badgers 59-53 at home in February. That loss is one of the biggest blemishes on their record. #14 Maryland was fueled by their guard Dez Wells, who scored 26 points during that win against Wisconsin. The Terrapins also have a double-bye and could potentially face the Badgers in the title game on Sunday.
One thing that Wisconsin has done well all season is finish games out from the free throw line. The boys from Madison shot 75% from the line during the regular season, which was the 13th best in the country. If Kaminsky can get the Badgers in the lead, then they are more than likely to win the game.