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February 25, 2014

Primer: No. 14 Wisconsin vs. Indiana

Game Info

When and Where: 8:05 p.m. Tuesday at the Kohl Center


Radio: 1310 AM, 101.5 FM


Coach: Bo Ryan, 313-118 in his 13th season at Wisconsin.

Probable starters (height, year, ppg.)

1 Ben Brust 6-1 Sr. 12.6

12 Traevon Jackson 6-2 Jr. 10.6

15 Sam Dekker 6-7 So. 13.5

21 Josh Gasser 6-3 Jr. 9.0

44 Frank Kaminsky 7-0 Jr. 13.3

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. 3.2

Quick hits: Wisconsin is 8-3 in games decided by eight points or less and 6-2 in games decided by six points or fewer…The Badgers have seven wins over the current AP Top 25, no other team in the country has more than five such wins…Ben Brust became the 38th Badger to reach 1,000 career points and the 12th in the Bo Ryan era…Frank Kaminsky has increased his scoring average by 9.1 points per game and his rebounding by 4.5 rebounds per game from the 2012-13 season to this season. He is averaging 21.0 ppg and 8.0 rpg over the past three games…Wisconsin has beaten Indiana 11 consecutive times at the Kohl Center…Bo Ryan's .818 winning percentage against Indiana (18-4) is the second-best mark all-time among Big Ten coaches…The Badgers have held the Hoosiers to an average of 59.2 points per game during the 11 meetings with Tom Crean as Indiana's head coach.


Coach: Tom Crean, 99-93 in his sixth season at Indiana.

Probable starters (height, year, ppg.)

0 Will Sheehey 6-7 Sr. 10.2

1 Noah Vonleh 6-10 Fr. 11.7

5 Troy Williams 6-7 Fr. 6.9

11 Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell 6-0 So. 17.7

33 Jeremy Hollowell 6-8 So. 6.5

Key reserves (height, year, ppg.)

10 Evan Gordon 6-0 Sr. 5.9

12 Hanner Mosquera-Perea 6-9 So. 2.9

22 Stanford Robinson 6-4 Fr. 5.9

Quick hits: In the last 98 games, no team from a major conference has made more free throws than Indiana (1,819)…Noah Vonley has been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week a Big Ten-best seven times this season. He paces the conference with 10 double-doubles on the season. He leads the conference with 9.4 rebounds per game, and is leading Big Ten freshmen in blocked shots (34), free throws made (92) and free throws attempted (127)…Indiana leads the all-time series with Wisconsin 96-55…The Hoosiers have beaten both then-No. 3 Wisconsin and then-No. 10 Michigan this season and have the most wins vs. AP Top 10 teams in the country since 2011-12 (10) and since 2012-13 (7)…Indiana ranks second in the Big Ten in rebounding offense (40.2 rebounds per game), first in rebounding defense (30.9 rebounds per game), and first in rebounding margin (+9.3 rebounds per game). The Hoosiers also have the highest offensive rebounding percentage of any Big Ten team this season, collecting 38.7 percent of their missed field goals.

Why you should worry: Indiana is 40-38 all-time in games played in Madison. The Hoosiers are the only team in the Big Ten to own a winning record in Madison.

Why you shouldn't worry: Wisconsin has yet to lose to Indiana at home in the Bo Ryan era.

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