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It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball. The team has struggled, losing four of their last five, and they’ve all been in pretty ugly fashion. It certainly is not what you want to see heading into the Big Ten Tournament and the fans have voiced their displeasure in the latest Reacts Poll.
According to the latest SB Nation Reacts survey, just 28 percent of responding Wisconsin fans are confident the team is headed in the right direction. That’s down from 39 percent last week and 32 percent the week before. To the 28%, I’ll just say that’s really nice of you to say....
Wisconsin hopes to finish its season strong and earn a higher spot in the NCAA Tournament. They’ll need a victory against Iowa on Sunday and in the Big Ten Tournament to really improve their seeding.
Speaking of seeding, this time of year schools like Duke, Michigan State, and Kentucky are normally fighting for the top spots. This year those three powerhouse programs are fighting just to reach the field of 68.
Just over one-third of fans believe Michigan State has the best chance of that group to reach the NCAA Tournament while another third of fans believe Duke has the inside track. Only 18 percent believe Kentucky has the best odds while 12 percent believe none of those teams will receive a bid. I mean what a shame that would be?!
On the opposite side of the spectrum, Gonzaga has continued to role through its schedule while holding a tight grip on the No. 1 spot in the country. Nearly two-thirds of fans believe Gonzaga will complete the season undefeated, earning the program’s first National Championship.
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