Quick links:
 Latest Team Rankings
 Free Rivals Alerts
 Member Services
ShopMobileRadio RSSRivals.com Yahoo! Sports

February 22, 2014

Primer: No. 16 UW vs. No. 15 Iowa





MADISON, Wis. -
Game Info

When and Where: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

TV: ESPN2

Radio: 1310 AM, 101.5 FM

WISCONSIN BADGERS (21-5, 8-5)

Coach: Bo Ryan, 312-118 in his 13th season at Wisconsin.

Probable starters (height, year, ppg.)

1 Ben Brust 6-1 Sr. 13.0

12 Traevon Jackson 6-2 Jr. 10.7

15 Sam Dekker 6-7 So. 13.5

21 Josh Gasser 6-3 Jr. 8.9

44 Frank Kaminsky 7-0 Jr. 13.0

Key reserves (height, year, ppg.)

10 Nigel Hayes 6-7 Fr. 7.9

13 Duje Dukan 6-9 Jr. 2.6

24 Bronson Koenig 6-3 Fr. 2.9

Quick hits: Wisconsin is 7-3 in games decided by eight points or less and 5-2 in games decided by six points or fewer…The Badgers rank second in the Big Ten in turnover margin (+2.0), third in free throw percentage (.744), third in scoring defense (63.3), three-pointers made (7.7) and three-point shooting percentage (.372)…Ben Brust, who has averaged 18.5 points in his last two games against Iowa, is two points away from becoming the 38th Badger to score 1,000 career points. 12 players have reached the 1,000-point plateau under Bo Ryan…Wisconsin has six wins against the current AP Top 25 (Florida (2), Saint Louis (10), Michigan State (13), Virginia (14), Iowa (15) and Michigan (20)). No other team in the country has more than four such wins…Bo Ryan is 16-7 all-time against the Hawkeyes…The all-time series with Iowa is tied 79-79…Wisconsin assistant coach Gary Close was an assistant at Iowa from 1986-99.

IOWA HAWKEYES (19-6, 8-4)

Coach: Fran McCaffery, 73-56 in his 4th season at Iowa.

Probable starters (height, year, ppg.)

1 Melsahn Basabe 6-7 Sr. 8.1

4 Roy Devyn Marble 6-6 Sr. 16.4

10 Mike Gesell 6-1 So. 7.8

30 Aaron White 6-9 Jr. 13.2

34 Adam Woodbury 7-1 So. 5.7

Key reserves (height, year, ppg.)

00 Gabriel Olaseni 6-10 Jr. 6.8

2 Josh Oglesby 6-5 Jr. 5.5

20 Jarrod Uthoff 6-9 So. 8.3

Quick hits: Iowa's six losses are to teams ranked in the top-25 and have been by a combined 21 points, with two losses coming in overtime…Roy Devyn Marble is one of just nine players in the country with 1,500 points, 350 assists, 150 steals and 425 rebounds in his career…Marble has scored 10 points or more in every conference game this season…Marble, Basabe and White are just the fifth trio of Iowa teammates on the same team to reach the 1,000 point threshold…The Hawkeyes are 50-26 in games played in Iowa City against the Badgers. Two of the last five Iowa City meetings have gone to overtime, with each team winning one…The last six meetings have been decided by an average of 3.8 points per game.

Why you should worry: Iowa is 8-0 in afternoon games and 4-0 in Big Ten games played on Saturday this season.

Why you shouldn't worry: Wisconsin has won 15 of the last 20 matchups with Iowa, including two straight.


For more Wisconsin Badgers news, notes and discussion, follow Zack on Twitter.


Wisconsin NEWS

[More]

Latest Headlines:


 

Rivals.com is your source for: College Football | Football Recruiting | College Basketball | Basketball Recruiting | College Baseball | High School | College Merchandise
Site-specific editorial/photos BadgerBlitz.com. All rights reserved. This website is an officially and independently operated source of news and information not affiliated with any school or team.
About | Advertise with Us | Contact | Privacy Policy | About our Ads | Terms of Service | Copyright/IP policy | Yahoo! Sports - NBC Sports Network

Statistical information 2014 STATS LLC All Rights Reserved.