The Big Ten had two games on Wednesday night and the road team ended up coming out on top in both matchups. Maryland went on the road and beat Nebraska and Wisconsin narrowly got past Minnesota.
Let’s take a look at what happened.
Game of the Day:
-No. 19 Wisconsin Badgers 56, Minnesota Golden Gophers 51
This was a really entertaining game throughout the evening. While Wisconsin was in control from start to finish, Minnesota kept things close throughout and were within a single possession at several points in the closing minutes. Eventually, Wisconsin was able to pull away and grab a five-point road win.
However, perhaps the most noteworthy moment of the evening came on this play:
Anyone catch Brad Davison's attempt at taking out Jordan Murphy? #Gophers @NadineBabu @GopherHole pic.twitter.com/xlbE7H6jxE— Andy Habhegger (@Habby831) February 7, 2019
By all accounts, it looks like a pretty questionable move from Brad Davison. We will see if there is any response from Wisconsin or the Big Ten with regard to the play in the upcoming days.
Either way, Wisconsin got a really valuable win on Wednesday night. Minnesota isn’t a top Big Ten team this year, but the Gophers have been really good at home. This was the third-straight road win for the Badgers as the team extended its winning streak to six in a row. Wisconsin will hope to keep things rolling on Saturday on the road against Michigan.
For Minnesota, this felt like a lost opportunity. The Gophers were in position to pull off the upset at various points, but just came up short. Minnesota is now 16-7 overall and has a really tough closing stretch awaiting. The Gophers will be back in action on Saturday on the road against Michigan State.
-Maryland Terrapins 60, Nebraska Cornhuskers 45
A month ago, this game would have looked like an absolute showdown. However, Nebraska has taken a nosedive in recent weeks and that continued on Wednesday, as the Huskers ended up falling by double-digits at home to the Terps. It was Nebraska’s fourth straight home loss after reeling off 20 straight home wins.
For Maryland, this continues the team’s rebound after a tough week and a half. The Terps are now 18-6 overall and will hope to keep things rolling next Tuesday at home against Purdue. Meanwhile, Nebraska will return to action on Saturday on the road against Purdue.