Peaking before the NCAA tournament is possibly the most important and challenging aspect of college basketball. Depending on what brand of basketball a team plays, a lot goes into putting it all together down the stretch leading up to Selection Sunday.
For the Wisconsin Badgers, they appear to be hitting their stride and in general have played well during conference play against the premier competition. Momentum is everything in basketball, and now it comes down to how the Badgers can continue that high level of play heading into March.
It's taken a total team effort to go 5-4 against ranked opponents this season and for Wisconsin to position itself in the upper echelon of the Big Ten, so let's take a look at the five-step plan the Badgers must follow in order to stay hot and peak before the NCAA tournament.