The Badgers had a really great season this past year, but unfortunately had a tough ending because of COVID-19.
Most don’t remember that the Badgers weren’t always in peak form. Just look back to early in the season where they lost to New Mexico State.
I will take you though all the bumps, bruises, and highlights of the 2019-2020 season:
Wisconsins Non-Conference season was a bit underwhelming. While they did have wins against Marquette and Tennessee, they also had a lot of bad losses.
The Badgers lost to New Mexico and Richmond in the Legends Classic. They also lost to Saint Mary’s in the season opener, where if they had Potter, they could have won.
Fortunately, they did take care of business on the worse mid-major schools which was expected of them.
Their Conference-Play in the grueling Big Ten was fantastic.
They ended as one of the hottest teams in college basketball, after starting around .500; which isn’t bad for the Big Ten. They got a taste of it in mid-December where they beat Indiana and lost to Rutgers on the road.
They had huge wins in the Big Ten on the road at Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan, and Indiana. They also took care of business at home with only one loss which was to a very good Illinois team. They beat high ranked Michigan State, Purdue and Maryland at home. These were huge home wins.
They suffered tough losses also, including to Illinois at home by 1 point where they blew it in the end. Also at Iowa, they had a 10 point lead with about 10 minutes left and found a way to lose.
Through the ups and downs of the season, many forget to realize they dedicated there season to coach Moore who had family members killed in a car accident in the summer of 2019.
They also had the Kobe King drama where he left in the middle of the season. Additionally, Micah Potter was a victim of the broken transfer system and had to miss half the season, and sat out 1 and a half years total.
With Micah Potter being there the whole season, would the Badgers have ended in the top 10? We will never know.