Men's basketball in brief

The Badgers and Wolverines tip off at 1 p.m. CST

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What: Wisconsin (8-3 Big Ten, 17-5 overall) vs. Michigan (5-6, 14-8)

When: Sunday, Feb. 22, 1 p.m. CST

Site: Crisler Arena (13,751), Ann Arbor, Mich.

Broadcast: Live television CBS; live radio Wisconsin Radio Network

Series Notes: Michigan leads all-time series 84-55 including 51-15 in Ann Arbor

 

Related story - Conquering the road

 

  • Wisconsin won the first meeting between the teams this year, 74-63, at the Kohl Center Jan. 21, as junior forward Mike Wilkinson contributed 18 points and 10 rebounds and junior guard Clayton Hanson tallied a career-high 17 points.

 

  • The home team has won each of the past five meetings between the two teams.

 

  • The Badgers, who are coming off a 65-57 loss at Illinois, have not lost back-to-back games all season. The last time Wisconsin lost two straight was Jan. 8 and Jan. 11, 2003 at Michigan and at Illinois.

 

  • Wisconsin is the only ranked opponent Michigan has faced all season.

 

  • Senior wing Bernard Robinson Jr. leads Michigan in rebounding (6.1 per game), assists (3.59), steals (2.18) and minutes (32.8).

 

  • The Wolverines snapped a two-game losing streak Wednesday with a 76-53 home win over Penn State. Sunday's game with Wisconsin is the second in a four-game homestand that also includes Michigan State and Ohio State.

 

  • In last season's matchup in Ann Arbor, Wisconsin led by 15 points before Michigan went on a 22-6 run over the final 5:36 to win 66-65.

 

Probable Starters

 

Wisconsin Ht Yr Pos PPG RPG APG
Devin Harris 6-3 Jr. G 19.0 4.5 4.9
Freddie Owens 6-2 Sr. G 7.4 2.8 1.0
Dave Mader 6-11 Sr. C 2.5 2.2 0.3
Mike Wilkinson 6-8 Jr. F 11.7 6.8 2.0
Boo Wade 6-3 So. G 6.9 3.5 2.7


Michigan Ht Yr Pos PPG RPG APG
Daniel Horton 6-3 So. G 12.0 2.5 3.3
Lester Abram 6-6 So. W 12.9 3.9 1.6
Graham Brown 6-9 So. C 4.4 4.2 0.6
Courtney Sims 6-11 Fr. F 7.4 4.3 0.5
Bernard Robinson Jr. 6-6 Sr. W 12.7 6.1 3.6

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