Game facts

The matchup: No. 25 University of Wisconsin (16-5, 5-3 Big Ten) vs. No. 16 Indiana (16-4, 4-4)

When: Thursday, 8 p.m.

Where: Kohl Center | http://host.madison.com/directions-to-kohl-center/html_6777e4e6-383c-11df-b384-001cc4c002e0.html" target="_blank">Map | http://host.madison.com/kohl-center-basketball-seating-chart/pdf_7bbecc5a-1088-11e1-bc4b-001cc4c03286.html" target="_blank">Seating chart

TV: ESPN

Radio: 101.5 FM, 1310 AM

On the Web: ESPN3.com

About the Badgers

Probable starters

No. Pos. Player Ht. Yr. Stats
5 F Ryan Evans 6-6 Jr. 9.7 ppg
31 F Mike Bruesewitz 6-6 Jr. 6.5 ppg
40 C Jared Berggren 6-10 Jr. 11.0 ppg
11 G Jordan Taylor 6-1 Sr. 14.1 ppg
21 G Josh Gasser 6-3 So. 7.7 ppg

Key reserves

No. Pos. Player Ht. Yr. Stats
1 G Ben Brust 6-1 So. 9.5 ppg
44 F Frank Kaminsky 6-11 Fr. 2.4 ppg
33 G Rob Wilson 6-4 Sr. 2.6 ppg

 

Coach: Bo Ryan, 258-96 in his 11th season at UW.

Player to watch: Junior forward Jared Berggren had gone five straight games without reaching double figures in points until scoring 18 during a 67-63 victory over Illinois on Sunday. He also had a solid defensive performance against the Fighting Illini's 7-foot-1 center, Meyers Leonard.

You should know: UW is 63-93 all-time against Indiana, including 37-40 at home. The Hoosiers are the only Big Ten team to hold a winning record against the Badgers in games played in Madison. But UW has beaten Indiana 10 straight times at the Kohl Center and eight straight overall. ... Ryan is 14-3 against the Hoosiers. ... Taylor scored a career-high 39 points in the teams' last meeting, a 77-67 victory for the Badgers last January in Bloomington, Ind. It fell one point short of the Assembly Hall record for an opposing player. ... Evans is fourth in the Big Ten with 6.6 rebounds per game.

About the Hoosiers

Probable starters

No. Pos. Player Ht. Yr. Stats
2 F Christian Watford
6-9 Jr. 12.6 ppg
40 F Cody Zeller 6-11 Fr. 15.1 ppg
1 G Jordan Hulls 6-0 Jr. 12.4 ppg
4 G Victor Oladipo  6-5 So. 10.5 ppg
12 G Verdell Jones III 6-5 Sr. 7.7 ppg

Key reserves

No. Pos. Player Ht. Yr. Stats
10 F Will Sheehey 6-6 So. 10.0 ppg
30 G Matt Roth 6-3 Sr. 5.3 ppg
32 f Derek Elston 6-9 Jr. 4.3 ppg

 

Coach: Tom Crean, 52-66 in his fourth season at Indiana.

Player to watch: Freshman sensation Cody Zeller is eighth in the Big Ten in scoring, fifth in rebounding (6.4) and third in blocked shots (1.5). He’s shooting a league-leading 65.9 percent from the field.

You should know: The Hoosiers’ only win at the Kohl Center was a 69-59 decision on Jan. 25, 1998. … Zeller was 7-of-8 from the field and finished with 18 points and four blocks as Indiana ended a three-game losing streak with a 73-54 victory over visiting Penn State on Sunday. … The Hoosiers are 2-29 in Big Ten road games under Crean. Indiana had lost 16 straight games on the road in league play until beating Penn State 88-82 on Jan. 8. … Indiana’s eight-game losing streak against UW represents its most consecutive losses to an opponent since 1935. … Including his days at Marquette, Crean is 3-10 against Ryan.

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