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Badgers men's basketball drops to No. 21 in the AP Top 25 poll
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Badgers men's basketball drops to No. 21 in the AP Top 25 poll

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UW senior guard Brad Davison goes for a loose ball as Penn State's Jamari Wheeler gives chase during the Badgers' 72-56 win over the Nittany Lions on Feb. 2.

The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team slid two spots to No. 21 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll after splitting two games last week.

It’s the sixth consecutive week the Badgers (14-6, 8-5 Big Ten) have dropped in the rankings after climbing to No. 6 in late December following an 8-1 start to the season.

UW beat Penn State 72-56 at home last week before dropping a 75-60 decision at Illinois on Saturday afternoon.

University of Wisconsin men's basketball coach Greg Gard speaks to the media after the 19th-ranked Badgers fell to the 12th-ranked Illinois Fighting Illini 75-60 in a Big Ten battle Saturday afternoon at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois. 

The Badgers are one of seven Big Ten teams ranked this week, a group that includes No. 3 Michigan, No. 4 Ohio State, No. 6 Illinois, No. 15 Iowa, No. 24 Purdue and No. 25 Rutgers.

UW returns to action Thursday night with a game at Nebraska (4-9, 0-6). The Badgers are scheduled to host Michigan (13-1, 8-1) on Sunday in what would be the Wolverines’ first game after a long COVID-19 pause.

Michigan hasn’t played since winning 70-53 at Purdue on Jan. 22.


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