Badgers bring home Big Ten title in thriller at Indiana

Indiana guard Devonte Green (11) shoots around Wisconsin forward Nate Reuvers (35) in the first...
Indiana guard Devonte Green (11) shoots around Wisconsin forward Nate Reuvers (35) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Saturday, March 7, 2020. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)(NBC15)
Published: Mar. 7, 2020 at 1:02 PM CST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

For Wisconsin the goal was simple, earn a win in Bloomington and lock up a share of the Big Ten regular season title. For Indiana, close out Assembly Hall with a signature win over one of the nation’s hottest teams to keep their national tournament hopes alive.

The Badgers accomplished their mission, winning 60-56 for their first Big Ten title since 2015. Badgers men's basketball fans have something to celebrate.

Just a few hours after their win, the trophy made its first appearance in Madison. Micah Potter showed it off to the fans who welcomed the team upon their arrival at the Kohl Center.

For a team that's been through it all this year, they never had a doubt they would be holding that trophy.

Wisconsin was lead in scoring by Nate Reuvers' 17 points and seven rebounds.

Micah Potter had 14 points and 11 rebounds with countless big plays made down the stretch in the second half including a three-point play to tie the game at 51.

Then Brad Davison gave Wisconsin their first lead of the game since the 13:55 mark in the first half, which the Badgers never gave up with a three for a 54-51 lead.

D'Mitrik Trice finished with just four points in the contest, but his second bucket of the game gave the Badgers a five-point lead and earned him 1,000 career points.

Now the Badgers gaze turns to the other top-two teams in the Big Ten to determine their conference tournament seeding. Maryland and Michigan State both have a shot at a share for the trophy as they currently await to play Sunday with 13-6 conference records. The Terps host Michigan while Sparty hosts Ohio State.