Wisconsin continues to fall in rankings ahead of Big Ten tournament

Badgers slip to 24th after Thursday's loss to Iowa
Wisconsin continues to fall in rankings ahead of Big Ten tournament
Posted at 12:36 PM, Mar 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-06 13:36:52-05

Wisconsin basketball continues to slip in the rankings. The Badgers are slotted at 24th overall in the latest AP Poll.

Wisconsin (23-8, 12-6 Big Ten) split their two games at home last week, losing to Iowa 59-57 on Thursday before bouncing back against Minnesota 66-49.

The Badgers climbed all the way to seventh in the rankings in early February, but have gone just 3-5 since then, with all five losses coming to unranked opponents.

Wisconsin’s offense has been the main culprit for their struggles; the Badgers rank just 196th in the country in scoring, and have not cracked 80 points in a game since a win over Penn State on Jan. 24.

Wisconsin still received a double bye for the Big Ten tournament after finishing second in the conference. The Badgers will face the winner of Iowa and Indiana at 5:30 p.m. on Friday.

The Big Ten tournament is being played at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C.

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