The Wisconsin men’s basketball team went just 1-0 last week—a narrow 71-68 win over Nicholls.
The team now sits at 9-2 on the young season. They’ll play two more out-of-conference games in the coming weeks before the new year begins and Big Ten play ramps up.
The win over Nicholls wasn’t impressive in any way, partially due to the absence of Johnny Davis. Nevertheless, the win helped move Wisconsin back up to No. 24 in the latest AP Top 25.
Even with a 73-55 loss to Ohio State a few weeks ago, Wisconsin’s start to the season has been wildly impressive. Initial expectations saw the group finishing somewhere near No. 10 in the Big Ten at the end of the year. Now with impressive wins and a 1-1 conference record to start, it wouldn’t be surprising if they battled up into the top five.
POLL ALERT: Baylor maintains No. 1 in men's college basketball AP Top 25; Arizona also gets a first-place vote.
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