After a tremendous 2-1 effort in The Bahamas at the Battle for Atlantis, Wisconsin had a Big Ten/ACC challenge letdown on Tuesday night.
Wake Forest stormed into the Kohl Center and came away with a 78-74 win. Wisconsin made a number of runs, and took the lead late, but it was the Demon Deacons who closed strong to improve to 7-1. Wisconsin fell to 5-2 on the young season.
It was the Tyree Appleby show, as the Florida transfer finished with a game-high 32 points including a flurry of threes late. Tyler Wahl led the Badgers with 17 points, but rimmed out on a potential go-ahead layup late and Wisconsin was forced to play the foul game.
Here is how Wisconsin Twitter and college basketball Twitter reacted:
The ref show was on early:
With Big Ten play looming...probably!
Another good night for Connor Essegian:
A tough result tonight
Story originally appeared on Badgers Wire