Just hours after climbing to sixth in the Associated Press Top 25 Men’s College Basketball Poll, the Wisconsin Badgers were upset by the Maryland Terrapins 70-64 on Monday night at the Kohl Center.
Wisconsin’s 10-game Big Ten win streak, which dated back to last season, is history. So is Wisconsin’s 15-game home court winning streak at the Kohl Center.
The Badgers failed to touch the post on a consistent basis, which is a big part of their offense. Wisconsin was outscored in the paint 38-18, as Badger big men Micah Potter and Nate Reuvers failed to make an impact. Potter made just 2 of his 8 field goal attempts and finished with four points and five rebounds. Reuvers made 4 of his 10 shots and finished with eight points and six rebounds.
D’Mitrik Trice had 25 points, hitting 8 of 14 from the field. Aleem Ford is the only other player to finish in double figures with 10 points.
Wisconsin (8-2, 2-1 Big Ten) shot 43% from the field for the game (24 for 55). They entered the game making 41% of their three-point attempts but hit just 8 of 21 (38%) against Maryland. The Badgers also attempted just 15 free throws and made only eight (53.3%).
Maryland (6-3, 1-2 Big Ten) had three players in double figures, led by Eric Ayala with 17 points. But the Terrapins scored inside and outside, making 50% of their field goal attempts for the game. They also hit 12 of their 15 free throws (80%).
The Badgers return to action Thursday afternoon against the rival Minnesota Gophers at 3:30 p.m. at the Kohl Center on BTN.