Big Ten Men's Basketball
Wisconsin vs. Purdue
|12-5 (1-3 Big Ten)||13-4 (3-1 Big Ten)|
Jan. 12, 2012 6:00 PM CT
Mackey Arena (14,123), West Lafayette, IN
TV: ESPN (Dave O'Brien, Stephen Bardo)
Radio: 1070 FM / 1310 AM (Matt Lepay, Mike Lucas)
All-time Series: Purdue leads 104-64
Last Meeting: Purdue won 70-62 (2/16/11)
After laying an absolute egg on national television this past weekend, Wisconsin gets the chance to redeem itself in the early ESPN slot. The team's struggles on the road at Purdue are well-known and have been beaten into the ground at this point. Getting one game closer to a winning record against Purdue would be pretty high on Bo Ryan's list I would imagine. Ryan is enters the game with a 7-9 record against the Boilers.
Keep an eye on Jared Berggren, who is only shooting 29.5% in Big Ten play, attempting only one free throw in those four games. The Badgers realistically could have the overall edge up front, despite Robbie Hummel's healthy return, because Purdue's bigs are so inexperienced. Wisconsin's backcourt may have it's hands full containing the perimeter quickness of the Boilermakers.
We shall see ...