No drought about it

The Wisconsin men's basketball team leads the Big Ten in scoring defense and has had a knack for holding opponents scoreless over long periods of time this season. Through 17 games this season, the Badgers have forced their foes into 18 scoring droughts of four minutes or longer, an average of over one drought per game.

Consider the evidence:

          Opponents                 Drought           Scoring run during drought

1.      IPFW                             7:27                    (19-0 run into second half)

2.      Oakland                       4:15                    (6-0 run in second half)

3.                                              5:07                    (8-0 run in first half)

4.                                              6:11                    (11-0 run in second half)

5.      Arizona                         5:53                    (13-0 run in second half)

6.      Maryland                     5:30                    (13-0 run in first half)

7.                                              4:11                    (5-0 run in second half)

8.      Duke                             4:45                    (8-0 run in second half)

9.      Grambling St.             6:15                    (10-0 in second half)

10.    Marquette                  4:22                    (8-0 in second half)

11.    Cal Poly                        4:17                    (13-0 in first half)

12.                                            5:12                    (18-0 in first half)

13.    Milwaukee                 4:38                    (2-0 run in second half)

14.    Illinois-Chicago          5:32                    (7-0 run in first half)

15.                                            4:22                    (9-0 run in first half)

16.    Ohio State                   5:00                    (14-0 run in first half)

17.    Penn State                  7:14                    (7-0 run in second half)

18.    Northwestern           4:04                    (6-0 run in first half)

 

ON WISCONSIN