Preview: Wisconsin at Indiana

Looking to extend its winning streak to a season-high five games, Wisconsin opens up a two game road swing in Indiana, where the Badgers will match up against Tom Crean's last-place Hoosier squad.

Wisconsin (16-9, 7-6 Big Ten) vs. Indiana (6-18, 1-11 Big Ten)

Date/Time - Thursday, Feb. 19 at 8:00 p.m. Central

Arena – Assembly Hall (17,456)

Television - ESPN (Dave O'Brien, Steve Lavin)

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

Series – Indiana Leads 93-57

Last Meeting - Wisconsin won, 68-66, on February 13, 2008 in Bloomington, Ind.

Wisconsin Probable Starters

1 Marcus Landry (Senior Forward, 12.9 ppg - 33rd UW played to reach 1,000 points)

3 Trevon Hughes (Junior Guard, 11.4 ppg - 15-to-5 assist-to-turnover ratio during win streak)

12 Jason Bohannon (Junior Guard, 10.8 ppg - has made 16 of his last 29 (.552) threes)

30 Jon Leuer (Sophomore Forward, 9.3 ppg - UW 4-0 when he starts)

45 Joe Krabbenhoft (Senior Forward, 8.5 ppg - career high six steals vs. OSU)

Off the Bench

11 Jordan Taylor (Freshman Guard, 1.7 ppg)

24 Tim Jarmusz (Sophomore Forward, 3.3 ppg)

33 Robert Wilson (Freshman Forward, 1.8 ppg)

43 Kevin Gullikson (Senior Forward, 0.9 ppg)

52 Keaton Nankivil (Sophomore Forward, 4.8 ppg)

Indiana Probable Starters

2 Matt Roth (Freshman Guard, 7.1 ppg)

12 Verdell Jones III (Freshman Guard, 9.2 ppg)

20 Nick Williams (Freshman Guard, 8.9 ppg)

25 Tom Pritchard (Freshman Forward, 10.6 ppg)

44 Kyle Taber (Senior Forward, 3.9 ppg)

Off the Bench

3 Daniel Moore (Freshman Guard, 2.8 ppg)

33 Devan Dumes (Junior Guard, 13.8 ppg)

34 Malik Story (Freshman Forward, 6.0 ppg)

Last Time Out

It's starting to look like the Badgers have found their groove.

Behind 17 points and seven rebounds from Marcus Landry and a great all-around game by Joe Krabbenhoft, the Wisconsin men's basketball team won it's fourth game in a row, defeating Ohio State 55-50.

Buckeyes leading scorer Evan Turner gave UW all it could handle, scoring 23 points and handing out five assists. But as was the case with the Buckeyes as a whole, Turner had a hard time taking care of the ball. The sophomore committed six of Ohio State's 19 turnovers.

Those turnovers, along with a 32-22 rebounding advantage, allowed UW to win despite allowing Ohio State to shoot 55 percent from the field.

Series Notes

This will be the 151st meeting between Wisconsin and Indiana with the Hoosiers lead 52-23 in Bloomington

Bo Ryan's Badgers are 8-3 vs. Indiana. UW won both games last season, including a 68-66 win at No.24 Indiana when Brian Butch hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 4.5 left

After losing 22 consecutive games at IU's Assembly Hall from 1978-2001, UW is 3-2 in its last five visits

Bo Ryan owns a 4-3 all-time record vs. Tom Crean, with all games coming while Crean was at Marquette

Wisconsin Notes:

Wisconsin is currently riding a four-game winning streak. During that stretch, teams are averaging just 49.0 points per game against UW. Over the last four games the Badgers have also posted a +5.3 turnover margin, forcing opponents into 52 turnovers (13.0 avg.) and coughing it up just 31 times (7.8 avg.) themselves.

Leuer's 9.3 points-per-game scoring average leads the Big Ten among players with fewer than five starts. However, Leuer has gotten the starting assignment is UW's last four contests, responding with averages of 10.3 ppg and 5.8 rpg in four Badger wins.

The Badgers have held a total of seven opponents to 50 or fewer points this season: Ohio State (50), Illinois (50), San Diego (49), Milwaukee (46), Coppin State (46), Northwestern (45) and Penn State (44). UW is 51-1 all-time under Bo Ryan and has won 20-straight games when limiting opponents to 50 or less. Wisconsin is 12-0 when limiting foes to 60 or less this season.

Indiana Notes:

In the last 10 games, Indiana is shooting 39.3 percent from three-point range and is ranked second in the league in long distance accuracy (38.6) in conference games only. Junior Devan Dumes is shooting 50.0 percent (21-for-42) during that span and freshman Matt Roth is knocking down 44.6 percent (25-for-56) as well.

Defensively, the Hoosiers have limited opponents to 28.1 percent shooting (18-for-64) from three-point range over the last four games.

Freshmen accounted for 101 of the 106 points scored by Indiana last week against Minnesota and Illinois.

Indiana is outrebounding opponents 31.5 to 30.0 in the league after being outrebounded 33.8 to 32.0 in non-conference play.


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