Badger men's hoops earn an impressive win over Indiana last nightWisconsin Sports
- The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team upset No. 2 ranked Indiana 64-59 at Assembly Hall last night.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team upset No. 2 ranked Indiana 64-59 at Assembly Hall last night.
The Badgers won their 11th straight game over the Hoosiers, and nine-in-a-row against former Marquette University head coach Tom Crean. Wisconsin also has won five straight at Indiana, the only school in the history of IU basketball to do so.
Wisconsin also took sole possession of first place in the Big Ten at 4-0 in league play while five other ranked teams are looking up at them.
And they ended Indiana’s 11-game home winning streak, as the Hoosiers’ 59 points were a season-low. It's seventh straight game Wisconsin has held its opponents under 60 points.
Indiana was up by one point at the half. Wisconsin had a one-point advantage when Ryan Evans hit a jumper with 3:04 left, and the Badgers got some breathing room after that. Wisconsin controlled the tempo throughout, with 12 assists to just eight turnovers. And they tightened their defense in the second half, limiting the Hoosiers’ Cody Zeller to just 1-of-7 from the floor.
Zeller led all scorers with 23 points, and he had 10 rebounds as Indiana ended a six-game winning streak. The Hoosiers dropped to 3-1 in the Big Ten, and 15-2 overall. Four Badgers scored in double figures, led by Ryan Evans with 13. And Wisconsin won its seventh straight following its Dec. 8th loss to Marquette. The Badgers are now 13-4 overall, and will play at Iowa on Saturday.
This is the highest ranked team Wisconsin has defeated on the road. The last time UW won a road game over a top five opponent was at Ohio State in 1980. The assistant coach for UW at the time - Bo Ryan.