PREVIEW: Wisconsin Has To Beat Purdue At Home

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The Wisconsin Badgers will play Purdue at home Tuesday night, and it’s a game we need to win.

Right now, we’re 15-10, and we’re in March Madness if the tournament happened today. However, we still have a lot of work to do to improve, and that starts Tuesday against the Boilermakers. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

We got smacked by them earlier in the season. It wasn’t pretty at all. We went to West Lafayette, and got boat-raced off of the court.

We simply can’t let that happen again Tuesday night. It can’t happen, and I don’t believe it will happen. Right now, the Badgers are playing with a ton of energy.

Despite all the ups and downs of the season, we’ve done enough to build a tournament-worthy resume, pushed through the Kobe King drama and stacked up some impressive wins.

Now, it’s time to get another one against a quality opponent. Purdue might roll into Madison with hope and optimism, but they’re going to be leaving with a loss.


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We’re now in the final stretch of the regular season. This is where good and great teams separate themselves from the rest of the pack.

It’s time to get to work, and I have no doubt Greg Gard will have Brad Davison, D’Mitrik Trice, Nate Reuvers, Micah Potter and the rest of the squad ready to roll.


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Tune in at 7:00 EST Tuesday night on ESPN. You’re not going to want to miss this one.