Tuesday’s Big Ten game between the Badgers and Hoosiers in Bloomington was like a trip to the dentist. It was painful to watch and seemed at times like nobody really wanted the win.
But when the dust settled, it was the Hoosiers that ended their five-game losing streak, knocking off the Badgers 75-73 in double overtime.
Freshman Romeo Langford’s driving layup in the final second gave the Hoosiers the victory, just their second since January 3rd.
Langford’s game winner came after D’Mitrik Trice hit three free throws with 9.6 seconds left to tie the game 73-73.
The Badgers (19-9, 11-6 Big Ten) hit just 13 of 25 free throws, including just 5 of 11 in the second overtime. They missed a chance to tie Maryland (21-7, 12-5) for fourth place in the Big Ten. Instead, they’re a full game back with three to play.
Maryland faces Penn State on Wednesday night. The Nittany Lions are in Madison to face the Badgers on Saturday. [Read more…]