Northwestern jumped out to a 17-point lead and cruised to a 60-52 victory over the Badgers at the Kohl Center on Thursday night.
That brutal start to the game for UW (10-14, 3-8 Big Ten) came on the heels of a horrible finish Monday night, when it was outscored 30-8 over the final 9:46 of a 74-63 home loss to Nebraska, as Wisconsin's worst season in 20 years continues.
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Instead of a top-four finish, the prize for UW and Northwestern was positioning themselves to avoid a bottom-four finish and relegation to the who-cares Wednesday session in the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament a month from now in far-off Manhattan.
The sad thing for the Badgers men's basketball team after its losing streak reached four games is there doesn’t appear much hope on the near horizon.
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