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Indiana vs No. 19 Wisconsin: Game Preview

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The Hoosiers will look to break a five-game losing streak as the Badgers come to Assembly Hall

NCAA Basketball: Michigan State at Wisconsin
Will Brad Davison be the guy that hits absurd three-pointers on the way to a Badger win? Quite possibly,
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Game Info/How to Watch

Who? Indiana Hoosiers (13-14, 4-12, #49 KenPom) at Wisconsin Badgers (19-8, 11-5, #12 KenPom)

When? Tuesday 9:00 p.m., Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall

Channel? ESPN

Vegas? O/U 125.5, Wisconsin -2.5

KenPom? Wisconsin by 3, 63-60, 38% chance of Hoosier victory

Preview

The dreadful Big Ten schedule rolls on for Indiana tonight as Wisconsin comes to town for a 9 p.m. tip on Tuesday night. The Hoosiers need to get back on the winning side of things, as they’ve lost 12 of their last 13 games including their last five games in a row. They’re coming off their

The Opponent

The Badgers are having a good season and should be an NCAA Tournament team. They’ve got good wins over NC State, Iowa, Michigan, and Maryland so far.

What to Watch

1. Post Play

A big part of this game will be the big boys banging down low. Ethan Happ is one of the best in the nation, averaging 17.7 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. He’ll be a challenge for the trio of Juwan Morgan, De’Ron Davis, and Justin Smith. If they let him get easy buckets and clean the glass IU could be in for a long night. Foul trouble could be a concern as well.

2. Three-Point Shooting. Again.

Indiana can’t shoot. It’s been well documented. If they actually figure out how to hit some shots from beyond the arc that could be a game changer, as it could have been for the majority of the season. Wisconsin, on the other hand, can shoot quite well. As a team they’re hitting 38 percent of their threes for the season on nearly eight attempts per game. They’ve got a trio of guys shooting 40 percent or better—D’Mitrik Trice, Brad Davison, and Brevin Pritzl.

3. Juwan Morgan

Morgan played a solid game against Iowa. He went for 15 points, five rebounds, six blocks, and three steals. Now it’ll be interesting to see if he can put together back-to-back solid performances. He hasn’t had back-to-back double digits scoring games since January. The senior is obviously a big part of this team, so he needs to perform well if they want to win.