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The regular season finale takes Wisconsin to Bloomington, Indiana to take on the bubble dwelling Hoosiers.

NCAA Basketball: Wisconsin at Indiana Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The No. 24 Wisconsin Badgers (20-10 overall, 13-6 B1G) are finishing off the regular season with a trip to Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. to take on the Indiana Hoosiers (19-11 overall, 9-10 B1G).

The Badgers are on a seven game winning streak and are looking to secure a share of the B1G regular season title with a win. Depending on what happens elsewhere in the conference, the Badgers could win the damn thing outright!

IU is a team that is on the bubble for the NCAA Tournament so this game is important to them. A win over the Badgers would probably solidify their resume and put them in the Tourney, no questions asked.

How to watch/listen

TV: ESPN, 11:00 a.m., CT, Jason Benetti, Mark Adams

Streaming: WatchESPN

Radio/Satellite: 1310 AM, Sirius/XM 195; Matt Lepay, Mike Lucas

Live stats: Here!

Arena: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, Bloomington, Indiana

Line: Wisconsin +2

KenPom Wisconsin win percentage: 44%

Fun facts (according to the media guides)

  • The Badgers have secured a double bye in the 2020 Big Ten Tournament and are one win away from winning the 19th regular season championship in program history and the first since 2015.
  • Wisconsin has won four Big Ten regular-season championships in the last 18 seasons (since 2001-02). Ohio State (five) and Michigan State (five) are the only other schools with at least four over that span.
  • UW has won 18 Big Ten titles all-time, the fourth-highest mark in conference history. The Badgers trail only Purdue (24), Indiana (22) and Ohio State (20).
  • UW has secured another top-four finish in the Big Ten standings, which it has now done in 18 of the last 19 seasons.
  • With four points, junior G D’Mitrik Trice will also become the first player in school history to accumulate 1,000 points, 300 rebounds and 300 assists by his junior season.
  • Junior G Brad Davison is playing well over UW’s seven-game win streak: averaging 13.9 ppg (46.2% FG, 45.9% 3FG).
  • Saturday’s game marks the 172nd meeting between Wisconsin and Indiana dating back to 1910. The Hoosiers lead the all-time series, 97-75, including a mark of 55-28 in Bloomington.
  • UW has won 20 of the last 23 matchups with Indiana, including six of the last seven meetings.
  • Greg Gard is 6-2 in his career vs. Indiana.
  • Wisconsin has won six of the last nine meetings with Indiana at Assembly Hall, dating back to 2008.
  • Since 2002 (when Bo Ryan took over), UW has gone 8-5 at Assembly Hall. Prior to a win there in 2002, the Badgers’ hadn’t won in Bloomington since 1977, a span of 22 consecutive losses.
  • The Badgers have also won 17 consecutive games against the Hoosiers in Madison. In fact, Indiana’s last win at the Kohl Center was in 1998, the first year of the Kohl Center.
  • During their current seven-game win streak, six different Badgers are averaging double figure points. Of those six, five have hit double-digit triples:

Winning streak stats

Player PPG 3P FG%
Player PPG 3P FG%
Brad Davison 13.9 17-37 (45.9%)
Brevin Pritzl 11.4 13-32 (40.6%)
D'Mitrik Trice 11.3 18-36 (50%)
Micah Potter 11.3 11-23 (47.8%)
Aleem Ford 10.1 12-36 (33.3%)
Nate Reuvers 10 3-12 (25%)

Probable starters

Wisconsin

  • D’Mitrik Trice, redshirt junior, guard, No. 0
  • Brevin Pritzl, redshirt senior, guard, No. 1
  • Aleem Ford, redshirt junior, forward, No. 2
  • Brad Davison, junior, guard, No. 34
  • Nate Reuvers, junior, forward, No. 35

Indiana

  • Aljami Durham, junior, guard, No. 1
  • Justin Smith, junior, forward, No. 3
  • Trayce Jackson-Davis, freshman, forward, No. 4
  • Rob Phinisee, sophomore, guard, No. 10
  • Joey Brunk, redshirt junior center, No. 50