At one time, the Wisconsin Badgers were 16-0 and ranked 3rd in the country. After a pair of losses over the last week, the Badgers have dropped to 17-5 on the season and 4-5 in the Big Ten.
The Badgers lost home games last week to unranked Northwestern and then-24th ranked Ohio State and the Badgers dropped out of the A.P. Top 25 poll. The Badgers slid to number 24 in the coaches poll.
The Badgers play at Illinois (13-9, 2-7) tomorrow night (Tuesday) at 8pm. Illinois has lost seven straight after starting 2-0 in Big Ten play.
Wisconsin won the first meeting against the Illini, 95-70 back on Jan. 8 at the Kohl Center.