Preview: Michigan at No.11 Wisconsin

Fresh off their fifth-straight conference win (where a fifth different Badger scored 20+ points), Wisconsin faces its first 'repeat' opponent of the year Tuesday night, welcoming the Michigan Wolverines to Madison.

Michigan (5-13, 1-5 Big Ten) vs. No.11 Wisconsin (15-2, 5-0 Big Ten)

Date/Time - Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 6:00 p.m. CST

Arena – Kohl Center (17,190)

Television - ESPN (Brent Musburger, Steve Lavin, Erin Andrews)

Radio - Wisconsin Radio Network (Matt Lepay, Mike Lucas)

Series – Michigan leads 86-59

Last Meeting – Wisconsin won 70-54 on January 2, 2008 in Ann Arbor

Wisconsin Probable Starters

1 Marcus Landry (Junior Forward, 10.9 ppg - career-high 21 points against Northwestern)

3 Trevon Hughes (Sophomore Guard, 13.3 ppg - has scored in double figures in 10 of 16 games)

22 Michael Flowers (Senior Guard, 9.1 ppg - shooting .607 in league games)

32 Brian Butch (Senior Forward, 13.1 ppg - five 10+ plus rebound games this season)

45 Joe Krabbenhoft (Junior Forward, 8.1 ppg - Leads the team in minutes played and has played at least 32 minutes in 11 of the last 12 games )

Off the Bench

12 Jason Bohannon (Sophomore Guard, 6.6 ppg - second on the team with 21 three-pointers)

30 Jon Leuer (Freshman Forward, 5.4 ppg - has made 11-of-18 three-pointers this season)

34 Greg Stiemsma (Senior Center, 3.3 ppg - 10 points (4-for-4 shooting) at Penn State)

Michigan Probable Starters

3 Manny Harris (Freshman Guard, 15.9 ppg)

34 DeShawn Sims (Sophomore Forward, 13.8 ppg)

44 Kelvin Grady (Freshman Guard, 5.8 ppg)

22 Ekpe Udoh (Sophomore Forward, 5.7 ppg)

2 C.J. Lee (Junior Guard, 2.6 ppg)

Off The Bench

24 Ron Coleman (Senior Forward, 5.9 ppg)

32 Zack Gibson (Freshman Forward, 5.6 ppg)

15 Jevohn Shepherd (Junior Forward, 4.2 ppg)

12 Anthony Wright (Freshman Forward, 3.4 ppg)

Last Time Out

Wisconsin survived Northwestern's Princeton offense and its 1-3-1 zone to survive a boring 62-50 victory over the visiting Wildcats. With Bo Ryan basically rotating only six veteran players - those who have played against the Wildcats before - and Hughes not making a field goal from the field, the Badgers needed a big performance.

They got it from junior Marcus Landry, who shot 6-for-7 from the field and 9-for-10 from the line to score a career-high 21 points. Junior Joe Krabbenhoft also contributed in the win, scoring 13 points and grabbing nine rebounds.

First Meeting

In Wisconsin's 13th game of the season and the conference road opener, freshman Jon Leuer had his best game of his young career, making eight of his nine shots - including all five of his three pointers - on his way to a game-high 25 points. The Badgers held the Wolverines to under 30 percent shooting in the first half and 40 percent for the game, winning easily in Ann Arbor 70-54. Series Notes:

This will be the 146th meeting between Wisconsin and Michigan with the Wolverines leading the all-time series 86-59 but the Badgers lead 41-32 in games played in Madison

UW has won nine of the last 13 meetings with the Wolverines

Wisconsin has won the last six games between the teams at the Kohl Center by an average of 19.5 points

The teams have met just once in each of the last two seasons but face each other twice in 20 days this year

Wisconsin Notes:

Five different UW players have scored at least 20 points through the first five games of the Big Ten season.

That is the first time in school history that five different players have scored at least 20 points in five consecutive Big Ten games. UW is the only team in the country to do this in conference play.

Providence (from Dec. 19-Jan. 5) and Seton Hall (from Nov. 28-Dec. 22) are the only other two teams in the country to have five different players score at least 20 points in five straight games this season.

Over the last two seasons, Wisconsin has a combined 45-8 (.849) record. According to STATS, Inc., that is the sixth-best winning percentage in the country over that time frame. UW's eight losses are tied for third-fewest in the country over the last two years.

UW has won nine consecutive games, the second-longest winning streak of the Bo Ryan era. Last year's team won a school-record 17 games.

Wisconsin has won the rebounding battle in all but two games this season and is +9.0 in rebounding margin this season, third in the Big Ten. UW is 115-16 under Bo Ryan when it outrebounds its opponent.

Michigan Notes:

Michigan is playing with just eight true scholarship players.

Michigan has faced six nationally ranked teams in its 17 games of the season. Four of those have been against the top-10 ranked programs at the time. U-M has the 14th toughest schedule in the country according to the RPI rankings.

Manny Harris has scored in double figures in 16 games, with five 20-plus performances. DeShawn Sims has posted 16 double figure games, with two 20-plus games. The "Detroit Duo" is 1-2 in scoring for the Wolverines at 15.9 and 13.8 points per game, respectively.

Big Ten blocks leader Ekpe Udoh has had at least one block in 17-of-18 games this season. In fact, he has 16 multi-block games this season as he leads the conference with a 2.94 per game average. He is eighth all-time at U-M with 120 career blocks.

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