BLOOMINGTON, IND (WSAU) The Wisconsin men’s basketball team will play at second-ranked Indiana tonight. The Hoosiers have won 11 straight in Bloomington. They’re 3-and-0 in the Big Ten and 15-and-1 overall, after beating Minnesota at home by seven points on Saturday. Wisconsin is also 3-and-0 in conference play, and they’re 12-and-4 overall.
The Badgers raced out to a 20-point halftime lead in beating Illinois by 23 at home on Saturday. Freshman forward Sam Dekker says the Badgers will need another fast start tonight to have any chance of beating Indiana. He said the Hoosier crowd will be on them from the beginning – and they’ll need to withstand the first 4-to-5 minutes.
Indiana has five players averaging in double figures, led by Cody Zeller with almost 17 points per game. The Badgers will need to take care of the ball. They have the fewest turnovers in the Big Ten, with just under nine-per-contest.
Despite Indiana’s record, Wisconsin has owned the Hoosiers in recent years. The Badgers have won their last 10 games against Indiana – and former Marquette coach Tom Crean is 0-and-8 against Wisconsin since arriving in Bloomington in 2008.
Also tonight, the Marquette women will play at Seton Hall.