Quick thoughts on a 60-56 loss to Wisconsin:
How it happened: There was plenty on the line Saturday afternoon in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers were seeking their 20th win and a surefire berth in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2016. And the Badgers were looking to grab their first Big Ten title since the 2015 season. Indiana controlled the contest for a good part of the afternoon, but Wisconsin never rolled over. And when the Hoosiers led by eight at 47-39 with 8:52 remaining, it looked like IU was well on its way to its 16th home win of the season. But Wisconsin never gave in and as Indiana’s patented offensive drought inevitably happened, the Badgers took advantage. A Brad Davison 3-pointer gave Wisconsin the lead at 54-51 and it would not relinquish that lead the rest of the way. For Wisconsin, the victory clinches at least a share of the Big Ten regular season title and if Maryland and Michigan State lose on Sunday, the Badgers could win it outright.
Standout performer: Senior Devonte Green scored all 16 of his points in the first half. He was 6-of-17 from the field and was the only Hoosier to finish in double figures.
Statistic that stands out: Indiana went stone cold in the second half. The Hoosiers shot just 10-of-32 from the field (31.3 percent).
Final IU individual stats:
Final tempo-free stats:
Assembly Call postgame show:
Filed to: Wisconsin Badgers