The Wisconsin Badgers look to build a two-game winning streak on early Sunday afternoon, as they face the No. 20 Michigan Wolverines inside the Kohl Center.
Wisconsin (11-15, 4-9 Big Ten) finished strong and did not lose the lead for the final ten-plus minutes of its 78-69 win over Illinois on Thursday night. Redshirt junior forward Ethan Happ scored a team-high 27 points, along with grabbing six rebounds and dishing out eight assists in the rare road victory.
Michigan (19-7, 8-5) currently sits in fifth place in the conference after a 61-52 loss at Northwestern on Feb. 6. The Wolverines own the Crisler Center with a 13-1 home record but are only 3-5 on the road during this season.
Michigan leads the Big Ten in scoring defense (63.4 points per game allowed) and turnover margin (plus-3.9). Forward Moritz Wagner leads the Wolverines in points and rebounds per game (14.4 and 7.2, respectively) with guards Charles Matthews (14.0 points per game) and guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman (11.3) also average double-figures for the maize and blue.
Fun stat: Wisconsin has defeated Michigan in 13 of its last 14 home games between the two programs.
On Sunday, Wisconsin will celebrate its 2008 team as part of its Alumni Day. That squad captured both the Big Ten regular season and conference championships on way to winning a then-school record 31 wins.
When and where is the game?
Wisconsin and Michigan will tip off at 12 p.m. CT at the Kohl Center in Madison on Sunday
How can I watch?
The game will be broadcast on CBS with Spero Dedes and Dan Bonner on the call
How can I listen to it on the radio?
On the Badgers Sports Network, where you’ll find the usual team of Matt Lepay and Mike Lucas. Head to BadgerSportsNetwork.com to find it. You can also listen on iHeartRadio (iOS/Android/online) by searching “WIBA.”
You can also listen on the Compass Radio Network with the one and only Wayne Larrivee (who also is the Green Bay Packers play-by-play extraordinaire) and Steve Lappas.
Wisconsin’s probable starters (based on win vs. Illinois)
- Forward Aleem Ford: Redshirt freshman; 5.8 points, 2.9 rebounds, 0.8 assists per game
- Forward Khalil Iverson: Junior; 9.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists per game
- Forward Ethan Happ: Redshirt junior; 17.8 points, 8.4 rebounds, 4.0 assists per game
- Guard Brad Davison: Freshman; 11.3 points, 2.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists per game
- Forward Nate Reuvers: Freshman; 5.9 points, 2.4 rebounds, 0.8 assists per game