The Wisconsin Badgers and the Michigan State Spartans meet up once again in the Big Ten Tournament, as the two programs will lock horns in one of the two semifinal matchups on Saturday inside the United Center.
No. 4 seed Wisconsin (23-9) withstood a feisty Nebraska team on Friday afternoon in a 66-62 win. Both forwards Khalil Iverson and Nate Reuvers led the way with 14 points on a combined 12-of-19 shooting, while Aleem Ford and Brad Davison contributed 11 points each in the victory. That was huge with the rough performance by first-team All-Big Ten forward Ethan Happ, who only played 20 minutes and recorded four points, seven rebounds, four assists and seven turnovers.
UW will face No. 1 seed Michigan State (26-6), who defeated the returning Kaleb Wesson and No. 8 seed Ohio State 77-70 immediately prior to the Badgers’ and Huskers’ quarterfinal game.
In the only meeting between the schools, the Spartans tamed the Badgers at the Kohl Center on Feb. 12 in a 67-59 win.
The two programs have faced off nine times in the Big Ten Tournament overall, and Michigan State holds a 5-4 advantage.
When and where is the game?
Wisconsin and Michigan State will tip off at Noon CT at the United Center in Chicago.
How can I watch?
The game will be broadcast on CBS with Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery and Tracy Wolfson on the call.
How can I listen to it on the radio?
On the Badger Sports Network, where you’ll find the team of Matt Lepay and Mike Lucas. Head to BadgerSportsNetwork.com to find it. You can also listen on iHeartRadio (iOS/Android/desktop) by searching “WIBA.”
- Redshirt sophomore guard D’Mitrik Trice: 11.8 points per game; 2.7 rebounds per game; 2.6 assists per game; 40.8 percent three-pointer shooter
- Senior forward Khalil Iverson: 6.7 points per game; 4.5 rebounds per game; 0.9 assists per game; tied for team-high 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting in quarterfinal win vs. Nebraska on Friday
- Redshirt senior forward Ethan Happ: 17.4 points per game (fifth in Big Ten); 10.3 rebounds per game (T-2nd in Big Ten); 4.7 assists per game (third in Big Ten); four points, seven rebounds, four assists, seven turnovers in quarterfinal win vs. Nebraska on Friday
- Sophomore guard Brad Davison: 10.9 points per game; 3.3 rebounds per game; 1.9 assists per game; 38.0 percent three-point shooter; 79.8 free throw shooter
- Sophomore forward Nate Reuvers: 8.1 points per game; 3.9 rebounds per game; 0.9 assists per game; 1.9 blocks per game; tied for team-high 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting in quarterfinal win vs. Nebraska on Friday