Wisconsin is heading into tonight's game coming off of a 36-33 loss to Penn State at the Big Ten Tournament, and a blowout win at No. 1 Ohio State, and now must face one of the most dangerous mid majors in the NCAA field. Bo Ryan needs to get his team back on track and get his two best players, Jon Leuer and Jordan Taylor back filling up the box scores.
The SB Nation Wisconsin Badgers blog Bucky's 5th quarter thinks the play of those two Badger stars are going to be what makes the difference against the Bruins.
Belmont does not have Taylor and Jon Leuer though. The Badger duo will be the best two players on the court Thursday, which gives UW a terrific chance to win. Last year Wisconsin rode Leuer to a close victory over Wofford in a similar David vs. Goliath situation. Taylor has emerged as the true heart and soul of the team. I don't foresee Wisconsin getting rattled.
The Badgers are a trendy pick for an upset, and already today No. 4 Louisville has gone down to No.13 Moorehead State and No. 5 Vanderbilt has lost to No.12 Richmond so maybe today another major conference team going down today shouldn't be a surprise.
Wisconsin tips against Belmont tonight at 6:27 on TruTV