A wild stat that sums up the North Texas comeback against Wisconsin
Coming back against Wisconsin basketball is a tall task. The Badgers’ pace, stout defense and consistency makes them a difficult team to climb back against.
OptaStats on Twitter posted that Wisconsin had won 182 of its previous 186 games when leading by 12 or more points at the half. On Tuesday, Wisconsin had a 41-29 lead against North Texas.
Conversely, North Texas plays at the slowest pace in the country. It isn’t built to come back from big deficits. The Mean Green picked up just their eighth win in 109 games when down by 12 or more at the break.
What spurred it? A nine-minute scoring drought for Wisconsin to end the night.
Coming into tonight, the Wisconsin Badgers had won 182 of their previous 186 games when leading by 12+ points at halftime. North Texas trailed, 41-29 at halftime to come back and win 56-54, marking just their eighth win in 109 games when trailing by 12+ at halftime.
— OptaSTATS (@OptaSTATS) March 29, 2023