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February 1, 2014

Preview: No. 14 UW vs. No. 24 OSU





MADISON, Wis. - Game Info

When and Where: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kohl Center

TV: ESPN

Radio: 1310 AM, 101.5 FM

WISCONSIN BADGERS (17-4, 4-4)

Coach: Bo Ryan, 308-117 in his 13th season at Wisconsin.

Probable starters (height, year, ppg.)

1 Ben Brust 6-1 Sr. 13.2

12 Traevon Jackson 6-2 Jr. 11.0

15 Sam Dekker 6-7 So. 14.0

21 Josh Gasser 6-3 Jr. 8.8

44 Frank Kaminsky 7-0 Jr. 13.1

Key reserves (height, year, ppg.)

10 Nigel Hayes 6-7 Fr. 6.8

13 Duje Dukan 6-9 Jr. 3.0

24 Bronson Koenig 6-3 Fr. 3.3

Quick hits: The Badgers have lost back-to-back home games for just the third time under Bo Ryan. Wisconsin has never lost three straight at the Kohl Center under Ryan…The Badgers are 46-31 all-time against the Buckeyes in Madison…Wisconsin has held Ohio State to 60 points or fewer in each of the last five meetings…The Badgers are 11-9 against Thad Matta-led Ohio State teams, making them the only Big Ten team with a winning record against the Buckeyes in Matta's tenure.

OHIO STAT BUCKEYES (16-5, 3-5)

Coach: Thad Matta, 266-78 in his 10th season at Ohio State.

Probable starters (height, year, ppg.)

3 Shannon Scott 6-1 Jr. 7.5

4 Aaron Craft 6-2 Sr. 9.2

10 LaQuinton Ross 6-8 Jr. 14.2

23 Amir Williams 6-11 Jr. 9.0

32 Lenzelle Smith, Jr. 6-4 Sr. 12.2

Key reserves (height, year, ppg.)

2 Marc Loving 6-7 Fr. 6.2

12 Sam Thompson 6-7 So. 7.3

33 Amedeo Della Valle 6-5 So. 5.0

Quick hits: The Buckeyes are the only team in the Big Ten allowing less than 63 points per game this season, holding their opponents to just 58.9 points per contest…Ohio state also leads the conference, and third in the nation, in 3-point field goal percentage defense (.269)…Ohio State is 85-67 in 151 all-time meetings with Wisconsin…Bo Ryan (148-64, .698) and Thad Matta (114-50, .695) own the second and third ranked Big Ten win percentages of all time.

Why you should worry: When the Buckeyes are ranked in the AP Top 25 they are 23-12 vs. the Badgers.

Why you shouldn't worry: Under Bo Ryan, the Badgers are 9-1 at home against the Buckeyes.

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