The matchup: University of Wisconsin (8-4) VS. Samford (3-10)
When: 1 p.m. Saturday
Radio: 101.5 FM, 1310 AM
On the Web: BTN.com
|5||F||Ryan Evans||6-6||Sr.||11.3 ppg|
|15||F||Sam Dekker||6-7||Fr.||9.6 ppg|
|40||C||Jared Berggren||6-10||Sr.||13.7 ppg|
|12||G||Traevon Jackson||6-2||So.||5.1 ppg|
|1||G||Ben Brust||6-1||Jr.||12.1 ppg|
|31||G||Mike Bruesewitz||6-6||Sr.||6.4 ppg|
|44||F||Frank Kaminsky||6-11||So.||4.5 ppg|
|3||G||George Marshall||5-11||Fr.||5.7 ppg|
Coach: Bo Ryan, 276-105 in his 12th season at UW.
Player to watch: Ryan Evans
Evans scored a season-high 19 points in a 74-53 win over UW-Milwaukee last Saturday night.
You should know: UW and Samford have never played. ... This is UW's non-conference finale. The Badgers open Big Ten Conference play at home against Penn State on Jan. 3. ... The Badgers haven't allowed more than 60 points at home in 15 consecutive games dating to a 63-60 overtime loss to Michigan on Jan. 3, 2012. That's the longest active streak in the nation. ... Jackson scored a career-high 13 points in the win over UW-Milwaukee.
About the Bulldogs
Coach: Bennie Seltzer, 3-10 in his first season at Samford.
Player to watch: Tim Williams leads Samford in scoring (14.7), rebounding (7.8) and blocks (1.5).
You should know: Samford is located in Homewood, Ala., a suburb of Birmingham. ... The Bulldogs are members of the Southern Conference. ... Seltzer spent the past six seasons — two at Marquette followed by four at Indiana — as an assistant under Tom Crean. ... Scott Padgett, a former Kentucky star who played eight seasons in the NBA, is an assistant coach for the Bulldogs. ... Samford ranks 322nd out of 345 teams at the NCAA Division I level in scoring offense (59.4 ppg).