Badgers Breakdown: No.22 Wisconsin at Penn State

Badgers Breakdown: No.22 Wisconsin at Penn State

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Badgers Breakdown: No.22 Wisconsin at Penn State

WISCONSIN NOTES

UW’s 14 points in the first half against Minnesota matched its lowest total in a half also having 14 point in the first half of a 67-48 loss at Wake Forest on Nov. 30, 1999.

After going 7-for-17 from the free throw line in the loss to the Gophers, the Badgers rank 252nd in the county in free throw percentage (67.4 percent).

The Badgers are ranked 18th in defensive efficiency according to KenPom.com. UW is allowing 62.9 ppg and ranks 3rd in the NCAA with just 9.3 turnovers per game.

Wisconsin ranks 28th in the NCAA allowing just 62.9 ppg. The Badgers have allowed just 3 opponents to crack 70 points this season.

Over the last four games, Davison is averaging 15.3 ppg, scoring 24 against Savannah State and 26 at Western Kentucky.

PENN STATE NOTES

Head Coach Patrick Chambers is suspended for tonight’s game for shoving Myles Dread during a timeout in the loss to Michigan. Associate head coach Keith Urgo will replace Chambers on the bench.

Penn State has used six different starting lineups through 14 games so far in the 2018-19 season. Only senior guard Josh Reaves and junior for- ward Lamar Stevens have started every game for the Nittany Lions this year.

Penn State has won six of its last eight contests versus ranked teams at home in the Bryce Jordan Center and nine of the last 12 wins over ranked teams have come in the BJC. The Nittany Lions beat No.13 Virginia Tech in late November.

Penn State is shooting 32.1 percent from 3-point range, which ranks 12th in the Big Ten.

Reaves ranks 10th nationally in total steals this season (36). He leads the Big Ten in both total steals and steals per game (2.6)

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