Wisconsin locks down at least a share of B1G regular season title with gritty win over Indiana
For the first time in the Greg Gard era, Wisconsin has claimed at least a share of the B1G regular season title.
Wisconsin needed a road win over Indiana on Saturday afternoon to guarantee a piece of the B1G regular season championship. Despite trailing by nine points late in the game, the Badgers used a huge surge in the final 10 minutes of the contest to post a 60-56 victory over the Hoosiers at Assembly Hall, spoiling Senior Day.
It was the first time Wisconsin has claimed a regular season conference crown since the 2014-15 season, doing so under Bo Ryan. Gard just completed his fifth regular season as the leader of the Badgers.
The Badgers were led by Nate Reuvers, who scored a game-high 17 points in the win. Micah Potter was also sensational, posting a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Aleem Ford added 12 and Brad Davison pitched in with 11, including two huge free throws to clinch the victory.
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Indiana held a 46-37 advantage with 10 minutes remaining in the game, but Wisconsin was able to chip away at the lead, staying within striking distance. The Hoosiers later owned a 51-44 lead with 6:52 to play, and the Badgers went on a 12-0 run to take a 56-51 lead, and it never relinquished the advantage.
Wisconsin finished the regular season with a 14-6 mark in B1G play and 21-10 overall. Michigan State and Maryland (both 13-6) can also claim a share of the B1G regular season title with wins on Sunday.
Michigan State plays Ohio State while Maryland hosts Michigan.