Sunday, January 17, 2010

Another Split Weekend for Wisconsin Hoops

Beating Ohio State at home is one thing, but trying to knock off the Buckeyes at their place with a healthy Evan Turner is a whole different battle, something the Badgers weren't able to accomplish on Saturday. Losing on the road to a quality Big Ten opponent isn't going to kill the Badgers, but I was hoping they'd be able to steal a road victory and continue their momentum.

Turner missed the first game of this series this season, and he came back strong chipping in with 15 points for the Buckeyes. Trevon Hughes continued his hot streak scoring 18 points for the Badgers, but it wasn't enough in a 60-51 losing effort. Next up for the good guys is a home date against Michigan on Wednesday the 20th.

Marquette on the other hand had just about as good of a day as you can hope for, destroying the Providence Friars 93-63. In what is a rare feat for MU this season, they had three guys score more than 20 points: Maurice Acker (23), Lazar Hayward (22), and Darius Johnson-Odom (22). Next up for them is a trip to DePaul before a big matchup against Syracuse this weekend.

So it was yet another weekend where the Badgers and Golden Eagles had opposite results, but still both teams are looking good on the path to a decent seed in the tournament.


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