Whenever Wisconsin ends its Big Ten Tournament run, it will be without forward Khalil Iverson.
The sophomore has left the team for the rest of the tournament, returning home to Delaware, Ohio, due to a death in his family. The team made the announcement shortly before the Badgers took the floor against Northwestern in the second semifinal on Saturday at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
Playing with heavy hearts for Khalil Iverson, who will miss the rest of the tourn. He has returned home to Ohio after a death in the family.
— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) March 11, 2017
While not the worst blow to Wisconsin’s roster, it does take away an often-used rotation player. Iverson is averaging 3.7 points and 3.0 rebounds in 14.4 minutes per game, the Badgers’ second-most minutes off the bench after D’Mitrik Trice’s 18.4.
.@iverson_khalil is good for at least one stuff per game. ?
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) February 24, 2017
The Badgers defeated Northwestern and will face Michigan in Sunday’s championship game. The Wolverines beat Minnesota 84-77 in the first semifinal Saturday.