The Badgers record far exceeded their performance metrics on the court. Gard was teetering on the edge of being canned well into January. Much like NFL teams that over perform their metrics one year (2018 Bears) only to regress to their mean the next, the same may well apply to Wisconsin next year. Another way to look at it: Gabe Kalscheur makes a free throw against Iowa; the fuzzy-haired kid from Purdue misses a scramble 3 with 15 seconds left to force overtime in West Lafayette; and Pritzl misses his scramble three in Madison; Gophers are 11-9 in conference, not 8-12. Exact same team.UW loses only one senior. Pritzl averaged 8 points per game. Hope your right about a larger jump . If we jump 4 games to get to 12-8. they would need to go 19-1 to top that. The 6 game difference this year is a huge gap.