According to a survey of 28 Big Ten basketball beat writers, the Wisconsin Badgers have been picked to finish seventh in the conference this coming season.
Michigan State was a unanimous pick to win the Big Ten, followed by Purdue, Minnesota and Northwestern. Michigan and Maryland tied for fifth, followed by Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, Penn State, Ohio State, Illinois, Nebraska and Rutgers.
The Badgers haven’t finished below fourth place in the Bo Ryan/Greg Gard era.
Junior center Ethan Happ was a first-team All-Big Ten pick last season and a unanimous selection on the beat writers’ 2017-18 preseason All-Big Ten team. [Read more…]