Game facts

No. 19 UW (18-8, 9-4) vs. Northwestern (13-13, 4-9)

When, where: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Welsh-Ryan Arena, Evanston, Ill.

TV: Big Ten Network.

Radio: 1310 AM, 101.5 FM.

About the Badgers

Coach: Bo Ryan, 286-109 in 12th season at UW.

Player to watch: Sam Dekker. The freshman is averaging 13.0 points in the past three games and is shooting 53.3 percent from 3-point range over the past four games.

Probable starters Ht Yr ppg

  • Ryan Evans 6-6 Sr. 10.6
  • Mike Bruesewitz 6-6 Sr. 6.9
  • Jared Berggren 6-10 Sr. 11.8
  • Traevon Jackson 6-2 So. 6.3
  • Ben Brust 6-1 Jr. 11.3

Key reserves Ht Yr ppg

  • Sam Dekker 6-7 Fr. 9.2
  • George Marshall 5-11 Fr. 4.6
  • Frank Kaminsky 6-11 So. 4.5

You should know: UW is 15-4 against Northwestern under Ryan. The Badgers have won five consecutive games in the series and 10 of the past 11. … This is UW's only scheduled meeting with Northwestern during the season. … UW has recorded at least nine Big Ten wins in each of Ryan's first 12 seasons. … Berggren needs three blocked shots to pass Rashard Griffith (124) and become the program's all-time leader. … Brust, who is averaging a team-high 37.2 minutes in league play, was held out of part of Monday's practice as a precaution. Brust had ice on his left knee, but a team official said it was due to normal wear and tear.

About the Wildcats

Coach: Bill Carmody, 192-204 in 13th season at Northwestern.

Player to watch: Reggie Hearn. The senior, a former walk-on, was the only Wildcats player in double figures (11) in Sunday's 62-41 home loss to Illinois.

Probable starters Ht Yr ppg

Mike Turner    6-8    Fr.    1.8

Kale Abrahamson 6-7    Fr. 4.7

Dave Sobolewski    6-1    So. 10.5

Reggie Hearn    6-4    Sr.    14.0

Tre Demps    6-2    Fr.    7.4

Key reserves Ht Yr ppg

Alex Olah    7-0    Fr.    6.1

Alex Marcotullio    6-3    Sr.    4.3

J. Montgomery    6-4    Jr.    0.8

You should know: Carmody has four freshmen among the top six players in his rotation because Northwestern's roster has been ravaged by injuries. The biggest losses were senior swingman Drew Crawford, the team's returning leading scorer, and senior forward Jared Swopshire. Crawford's season ended in December with a shoulder injury, while Swopshire sustained a season-ending knee injury during a loss at Iowa on Feb. 9. … Olah, who started the first 24 games of the season, played 21 minutes off the bench against Illinois after missing the previous game due to a concussion. … Sobolewski and Kaminsky were teammates in grade school and high school in suburban Chicago.

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