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BIG TEN TOURNAMENT GAME THREAD: No. 5 Michigan Wolverines vs. No. 4 Wisconsin Badgers

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Wisconsin begins its foray into conference tournament play with a rematch against Michigan, who upended Penn State in Thursday's first round. Our man Jack Moore is live courtside at the United Center to bring us all the action.

Coverage

TV: ESPN (Mike Tirico, Dan Dakich, Samantha Ponder)

Radio: Badger Radio Network (Matt Lepay, Mike Lucas)

Official Websites: UWBadgers.com | MGoBlue.com

Game Previews: Wisconsin-Michigan: Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinal Preview | (5) Michigan vs. (4) Wisconsin: the revenge tour continues

Twitter: @B5Q, @jh_moore @hoopsmarinara

Opposing Blog: Maize 'n Brew

Point Spread

Michigan -2 1/2

Series and Big Ten Tournament History

All-Time: Michigan leads, 87-68

Last Meeting: Wisconsin 65, Michigan 62: Ben Brust Hits From Everywhere as Badgers Win Overtime Thriller

UW in the Big Ten Tournament: 15-13; 2 championships (2004, 2008); last loss to MSU in 2012 semifinals, 65-52

UM in the Big Ten Tournament: 8-13; 0 championships*; last beat Penn State, 83-66 in 2013 first round, 83-66

*Due to NCAA sanctions, the University of Michigan vacated season records from 1992-93; 1995-96; 1996-97; 1997-98 and 1998-99. U-M also vacated its 1992 Final Four; 1993, 1996 and 1998 NCAA Tournament appearances; 1997 NIT championship and 1998 Big Ten Tournament championship.

Coaches

Wisconsin: Bo Ryan (12th year), 288-111 at UW

Michigan: John Beilein (6th season), 117-83 at UM