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Wisconsin Basketball Falls in Latest AP Top 25 Poll



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Where does the Associated Press rank Wisconsin basketball this week?

The Associated Press released its Top 25 Poll Monday afternoon, and Wisconsin basketball (11-3, 3-1 Big Ten) fell down the charts.

Following a 1-1 week, with a win over Minnesota and a loss against Illinois, Wisconsin fell from No. 14 to No. 18 in this week’s AP Top 25 Poll.

UW was one of two Big Ten teams ranked in the latest Associated Press Top 25 Poll, with Purdue coming in at No. 3.

A narrow victory over the Minnesota Golden Gophers highlighted Wisconsin’s week. Steven Crowl and Chucky Hepburn scored 17 and 16 points, respectively, getting UW to 11-2 on the season. It was a tight game, but the Badgers remained unbeaten in conference play. However, that would not last.

Wisconsin basketball could not will themselves to a win over Illinois without their leading scorer Tyler Wahl. A shaky game on both ends contributed to Wisconsin falling down the AP charts. Once again, Crowl and Hepburn were the team’s top scorers.

It’ll be another two-game week for Wisconsin this week. UW will take on the Michigan State Spartans (11-4, 3-1 Big Ten) at home, then hit the road to face the Indiana Hoosiers (10-5, 1-3 Big Ten) on Saturday afternoon. If Wisconsin can take wins over both, they could climb back up the rankings and get back on track.

Tyler Wahl could make his return this week. If so, the Badgers will be poised for better offensive showings in the next stretch of conference play.

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