Preview: Badgers men's basketball vs. Iowa Hawkeyes

2013-01-19T04:00:00Z Preview: Badgers men's basketball vs. Iowa HawkeyesJIM POLZIN | Wisconsin State Journal | jpolzin@madison.com | 608-252-6473 madison.com

When, where: 7 p.m. Saturday, Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, Iowa.

TV: Big Ten Network.

Radio: 1070 AM, 101.5 FM.

About the Badgers

Coach: Bo Ryan (281-105 in his 12th season at UW)

Player to watch: G Ben Brust. Brust, who originally signed a National Letter of Intent to play at Iowa, was booed heavily during last year's game in Iowa City. He made two 3-pointers and finished with 10 points in 22 minutes.

Probable starters Ht Yr ppg

  • 5 Ryan Evans 6-6 Sr. 11.5
  • 31 Mike Bruesewitz 6-6 Sr. 7.4
  • 40 Jared Berggren 6-10 Sr. 12.9
  • 12 Traevon Jackson 6-2 So. 5.6
  • 1 Ben Brust 6-1 Jr. 10.9

Key reserves Ht Yr ppg

  • 15 Sam Dekker 6-7 Fr. 9.4
  • 3 George Marshall 5-11 Fr. 4.9
  • 34 Zach Bohannon 6-8 Jr. 1.0
  • 33 Zak Showalter 6-2 Fr. 2.6

You should know: UW is 14-6 against Iowa under Ryan. …Sophomore center Frank Kaminsky will miss the game with an eye injury. … The Badgers are looking for their first eight-game winning streak since winning 12 in a row late in the 2007-08 season.

About the Hawkeyes

Coach: Fran McCaffery (41-42 in his third season at Iowa)

Player to watch: F Aaron White. White shot 78.6 percent from the field and averaged 15.0 points in two games against UW last season.

Probable starters Ht Yr ppg

  • 30 Aaron White 6-8 So. 13.3
  • 4 Devyn Marble 6-6 Jr. 15.0
  • 34 Adam Woodbury 7-1 Fr. 6.0
  • 10 Mike Gesell 6-1 Fr. 8.8
  • 5 A. Clemmons 6-1 Fr. 4.5

Key reserves Ht Yr ppg

  • 1 Melshan Basabe 6-7 Jr. 7.0
  • 15 Zach McCabe 6-7 Jr. 6.2
  • 25 Eric May 6-5 Sr. 4.0

You should know: Iowa beat UW twice during the regular season in 2011-12 for the first time in 17 years. … Marble missed Iowa's 62-59 home loss to Michigan State on Jan. 10 with an ankle injury but returned to the lineup three days later and played 30 minutes in a 70-50 win at Northwestern.

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