The Big Ten regular season conference champion was crowned last night when Michigan routed Illinois 84-53. The win moved the Wolverines to (14-3) in the Big Ten.
Wisconsin is now two games back at (11-5) but does have a higher national ranking than Michigan (#9 vs #12). The Badgers will play in what many consider a trap game this evening against Purdue. The Boilermakers have struggled this season and sit in the cellar of the Big Ten standings.
The Boilermakers would love nothing more than to topple a top ten nationally ranked team. The good news for UW is that the game will be played at the Kohl Center in Madison. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:00 PM.