Wisconsin’s basketball team might want to stay off social media for the foreseeable future.
The Badgers got smacked around in comical fashion by Rutgers 78-56 Saturday afternoon, and it’s now the fourth straight loss for Greg Gard’s team.
Wisconsin was ranked sixth in the country just a few games back. The team was in the mix for a one or two seed in the NCAA tournament.
Now, the Badgers have four straight losses, are 3-5 over the team’s last eight games and will be lucky to be ranked when the new AP Poll drops.
Fans have had enough, and are making their frustrations clear.
Wisconsin fans rip team after Rutgers loss.
The Badgers posted the final score on Instagram, and that was a huge mistake because the comments and reactions were ruthless.
The comments are pretty different variations of the ones below.
It was just as bad on Twitter. Many fans – including myself – piled on the Badgers.
Do we think fans are upset or do we think fans are upset? The answer is an overwhelming yes, and there’s no point in pretending otherwise. The team’s play has fallen off a cliff, and that starts with coaching. The buck has to stop somewhere.
As far as I’m concerned as a Wisconsin man, the first person to start asking questions about is Greg Gard. This team has been a disaster since the Nebraska game. Four straight losses.
Completely unacceptable, and what is being done to fix the situation? As far as I can tell, the answer isn’t much.
Next up is a weak Ohio State team. The Badgers lose that one and fans are going to be calling for Gard to be fired even more than some already are. I’m definitely not close to that point, but I’m a lot more rational than a lot of fans. The same can’t be said for everyone. The team simply needs a win or the reactions will continue to get worse. Let me know your thoughts at [email protected].