The Wisconsin Badgers ride a two-game winning streak as they face the Northwestern Wildcats on Thursday night.
Wisconsin (13–16, 6–10 Big Ten) came back to defeat rival Minnesota 73–63 in overtime on Monday night. Redshirt sophomore guard Brevin Pritzl scored a career-high 20 points—including hitting six of nine attempts from three-point range—while true freshman guard Brad Davison scored 14 of his 19 points in the first half while also shooting well from deep in the win (5-of-8 from behind the arc).
With this contest being the last home game for Northwestern (15–14, 6–10), the Wildcats will honor seniors Scottie Lindsey (14.3 points, 3.7 rebounds per game), Bryant McIntosh (12.1 points, 5.2 assists), and Gavin Skelly (6.4 points, 4.2 rebounds). Dererk Pardon ranks third in the conference in field goal percentage (63.5 percent) and McIntosh ranks third in the Big Ten in assists.
The Badgers look to avenge an earlier home loss to the Wildcats, a 60–52 contest on Feb. 1 where NU took a commanding 18–1 lead early in the game and held on for the win.
Our seniors don't get to play their final career home game in Welsh-Ryan Arena.— NU Men's Basketball (@NUMensBball) February 22, 2018
So we had them design a uniform to make up for it. #B1GCats | #PoundTheRock pic.twitter.com/cXSoeGsIBh
Appreciate the details. #B1GCats | #UnleashChaos pic.twitter.com/pghhCXRN55— NU Men's Basketball (@NUMensBball) February 22, 2018
When and where is the game?
Wisconsin and Northwestern will tip off at 6 p.m. CT at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill.
How can I watch?
The game will be broadcast on ESPN with Jason Benetti and Robbie Hummel on the call. You can also stream on the WatchESPN app (iOS/Android).
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.”
Wisconsin’s probable starters (based on win vs. Minnesota)
- Forward Aleem Ford: Redshirt freshman; 5.9 points, 2.9 rebounds, 0.9 assists per game
- Forward Khalil Iverson: Junior; 8.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists per game
- Forward Ethan Happ: Redshirt junior; 18.0 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.9 assists per game
- Guard Brad Davison: Freshman; 11.7 points, 2.2 rebounds, 2.3 assists per game
- Forward Nate Reuvers: Freshman; 5.7 points, 2.1 rebounds, 0.7 assists per game
All-Time Series: Wisconsin leads 115-65