During today’s push meeting, Wisconsin head mentor Greg Gard stayed centered on the defensive end in preparing for Wednesday’s excursion to Maryland.

The 9-7 Terrapins have been arguably the strangest crew in a stacked Big Ten conference. Maryland upset the Badgers in late December, nevertheless have only absent 3-6 in convention to locate them selves laboring in 10th put. These a few wins, nonetheless, have arrive on the street at Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois. An spectacular trio of victories for the Terps, but much much too many losses are on the publications.

In their initial conference with the Badgers, Maryland applied a 2nd 50 % scoring flurry to pull absent for a 70-64 upset. The most important big difference in that December 28 shocker? Maryland finished with 38 factors in the paint, although the Badgers experienced just 20.

Gard and the Badgers are completely ready for their to start with repeat opponent of the year, but the defense will have to go the check.

“Because of how they enjoy and matchup smart, there’s a lot of difficulties that get set on the flooring,” head mentor Greg Gard explained in today’s media availability when requested about the Maryland rematch. “It’s likely to test our adherence to principles and willpower inside of our method. We’ve got to be better on the ball in conditions of that contains dribble penetration originally but also in the layers that establish our protection.”

If Wisconsin can manage the paint, the Badgers will be on their way to their 13th win of the period and proper again on keep track of at the prime of the convention.