Badgers Breakdown: Wisconsin vs. Purdue

Badgers Breakdown: Wisconsin vs. Purdue

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Badgers Breakdown: Wisconsin vs. Purdue

Purdue (9-6, 2-2 Big Ten) vs. Wisconsin (11-4, 3-1 Big Ten)

Date/Time – Friday, January 11, 8 p.m.

Arena – Kohl Center (17,287)

Television – FS1 (Brian Anderson and Len Elmore)

Radio – Badgers Radio Network (Matt Lepay and Mike Lucas)

Series – Purdue leads 108-71 (Wisconsin leads 50-37 in Madison)

Last Meeting – Wisconsin won, 57-53, on Feb. 15, 2018, in Madison

Point Spread – Wisconsin by 4

WISCONSIN PROBABLE STARTERS

0 D’Mitrik Trice (6-0 Sophomore Guard, 14.3 ppg)

21 Khalil Iverson (6-5 Senior Forward, 4.7 ppg)

22 Ethan Happ (6-10 Senior Forward, 19.3 ppg)

34 Brad Davison (6-3 Sophomore Guard, 10.3 ppg)

35 Nate Reuvers (6-11 Sophomore Forward, 7.7 ppg)

OFF THE BENCH

1 Brevin Pritzl (6-3 Junior Guard, 5.5 ppg)

2 Aleem Ford (6-6 Sophomore Forward, 3.0 ppg)

15 Charles Thomas (6-8 Senior Forward, 2.7 ppg)

23 Kobe King (6-3 Freshman Guard, 5.5 ppg)

PLAYER TO WATCH

Scoring in double figures for the fifth time in the last seven games, Reuvers is averaging 9.3 points per game over that stretch. He also ranks fourth in the Big Ten in averaging 1.8 blocks per game.

PURDUE PROBABLE STARTERS

3 Carsen Edwards (6-1 Junior Guard, 27.5 ppg)

14 Ryan Cline (6-6 Senior Guard, 12.5 ppg)

20 Nojel Eastern (6-6 Sophomore Guard, 5.8 ppg)

24 Grady Eifert (6-6 Senior Forward, 4.5 ppg)

32 Matt Haarms (7-3 Sophomore Center, 7.8 ppg)

OFF THE BENCH

1 Aaron Wheeler (6-9 Freshman Forward, 4.9 ppg)

2 Eric Hunter Jr. (6-3 Freshman Guard, 3.2 ppg)

50 Trevion Williams (6-9 Freshman Forward, 4.0 ppg)

55 Sasha Stefanovic (6-4 Freshman Guard, 3.1 ppg)

PLAYER TO WATCH

Williams registered his first career double-double in the loss to Michigan State, finishing with 13 points and 12 rebounds. It’s the first double-double for a Purdue freshman since Caleb Swaniganagainst Illinois on March 11, 2016. With Evan Boudreaux (injured), Williams will likely get more time on the court against Wisconsin’s bigger lineup.

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