Obvious answer. Hell yes. This is a bad loss. It probably will be the difference between a 1 and a 2 seed. I know there was no Frank and Trevon got hurt and didn't return, but this is a bad team they lost to. The defense on this Badger team is not great, and is hidden by a terrific offense. This team is like the 15-1 Packers that looked great because Rodgers was so incredible, but wasn't as good as 15-1 sounds. So it's time to panic if you think this team was going to skate to a conference Championship, final 4 and National Championship game vs. Kentucky.
I have just one hope/expectation for this team, and that is to win the Big Ten Regular Season title. While this loss doesn't help, the Badgers are still in first place. They have a favorable schedule and it doesn't look like the injuries today are long term so they should get Jackson and Kaminsky back. Anything beyond a conference championship is gravy. The post season is too unpredictable. Remember the Badgers at one point lost 5 of 6 games last year including a loss to Northwestern. Not too many would have predicted a final 4 for them at that point.
Anything can happen in the post season. The NCAA final last season consisted of a 7 and and 8 seed. Don't get too worked up about Bucky's chances in the tourney, because it's a crap shoot. Let's hope they play better and I can enjoy them winning another Big Ten Championship.