Men's basketball: UW up to 18/19

Badgers move up in polls as No. 1 awaits

The University of Wisconsin men's basketball team moved up to No. 18 in the most recent Associated Press top 25 poll and No. 19 in the USA Today/ESPN coaches poll, both released Monday afternoon.

The Badgers beat Michigan 72-61 on the road Saturday for only their second win in Ann Arbor in their past 21 attempts.

Wisconsin (13-3 overall, 4-1 Big Ten) faces top-ranked Illinois (19-0, 5-0) Tuesday evening. The Illini topped each poll for the eighth consecutive week.

Two other Big Ten teams are in each poll: No. 15/13 Michigan State and No. 23/24 Iowa.

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