UPDATE, 6:05 p.m.: Early today, the Badgers landed safely in Madison.
Put your seats & tray tables in the upright & locked position. (Please ensure both engines work while you're at it) pic.twitter.com/uQUXzQyS2n— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) February 25, 2015
Never so happy to see snowy Madison. Nice to be home - Now all eyes on Michigan State on Sunday pic.twitter.com/9PPOTpPIWO— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) February 25, 2015
Following Wisconsin's loss at Maryland on Tuesday, the Badgers had an engine malfunction in their team plane and were forced into an emergency landing in Pittsburgh.
It's been an eventful night. #Badgers forced to make emergency landing in Pittsburgh after engine malfunction. pic.twitter.com/T4D3ebp19k— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) February 25, 2015
Everyone is safe - #Badgers team/staff will be staying in Pittsburgh overnight. #SleepTight— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) February 25, 2015
The trouble apparently started when the plane door wouldn't close before leaving Baltimore.
1st sign it might be eventful trip home: Took over hour to close plane's door. Overheard in cabin: 'I picked bad day to stop sniffing glue.'— Mike Lucas (@LucasAtLarge) February 25, 2015
No other details were available. The Badgers lost to the Terrapins 59-53, snapping their 10-game win streak.
Wisconsin next plays Sunday vs. Michigan State in Madison for Senior Day. Senior guard Traevon Jackson said earlier this week he plans to return from injury for the game, but he has yet to be medically cleared by the team.