The only other time UW was the No. 2 seed in the Big Ten tournament was in 2004, when the Badgers won their only Big Ten tournament title. That year they defeated No. 10 Minnesota, No. 3 Michigan State and No. 1 Illinois for the crown.
With a win tonight the Badger's will nab their 100th win under Big Ten Player of the Year Alando Tucker's four year tenure.
Tucker needs one more point to break Devin Harris' single-season scoring record of 624 points set during the 2003-'04 season and 23 points to surpass Michael Finley's school scoring record of 2,147 points, which he accumulated from 1991-95.
Tucker recently took part in a Black History Month project that can be viewed on the UW's athletic department Web site. Listen to Tucker record a moment in UW's Black History that leads to Athletic Board Resolution Opposing Jim Crow Lodging Arrangements, 1958.
If the game comes down to a last second shot, the best bet is on senior Kammron Taylor. Taylor hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 3.9 seconds left to give UW a 52-50 win over Michigan State on March 3. It was the fourth time in Taylor's career he has hit a last-minute shot to give UW a win or send a game into overtime.
UW ranks 10th in the country in scoring defense, allowing just 57.5 points per game.
In Bo Ryan's six years as head coach, the Badgers have amassed a 91-5 record at home. That is the third-best home winning percentage in the country during that span.
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