Last season, the Wisconsin Badgers—led by Jon Leuer and Jordan Taylor—had an impressive regular season in the Big Ten, going 13-5 in conference play en route to the No. 3 seed in the Big Ten tournament.
Once they got to the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, things turned for the worst. In just their first game in the conference tournament, the Badgers were stunned by Penn State 36-33. This year, however, things seem to be lined up nicely for Wisconsin to make a run at both the regular-season and tournament championships in Big Ten play.
Leuer and fellow senior Keaton Nankivil have both graduated, but this year's squad, led by veteran guard Taylor, look primed to make a statement in league play.
Here we look at five keys for the Badgers to win the Big Ten title...