Last time out, the Badgers shot 49.2 percent overall and 50.0 percent (8-16) from 3-point range, while holding Penn State to just 37.7 percent from the floor and 20.0 percent from deep.
Wisconsin ranks 19th in the NCAA allowing just 62.2 ppg. The Badgers have allowed just three opponents to crack 70 points this season. KenPom.com puts the UW defense 14th in the nation with a 91.6 adjusted defensive efficiency (points allowed per 100 possessions, adjusted).
Wisconsin is averaging just 9.1 turnovers per game, a figure that leads the Big Ten and ranks second in the nation. The Badgers rank third in the Big Ten and 17th in the NCAA with a 1.51 assist-to-turnover ratio, handing out 207 assists to just 137 turnovers.
The Badgers have had a better FG% than their opponents in 13 of 15 games and have allowed just one team to shoot over 48 percent in any game.
Purdue has played the fourth-most difficult schedule in America, according to KenPom. Wisconsin will be the eighth top-40 foe of the season. The Boilermakers have yet to win a road game, losing to No. 15 Florida State, No. 3 Michigan, Texas and No. 6 Michigan State.
Purdue continues to excel on the offensive end, ranking seventh nationally in offensive efficiency with 116.9 points per 100 offensive possessions. Wisconsin is 28th with 112.6 points.
Purdue is averaging just 9.4 turnovers per game over the last eight games, including a 1.49 assist-turnover ratio (112-to-75). Strangely, Purdue is 1-4 this year when recording single-digit turnovers but 8-2 when having at least 10 turnovers.
Purdue has outrebounded 11 of 15 foes this year; six of them by 10 rebounds or more, but its leading rebounder averages just 5.2 rebounds per game. That would mark the lowest leading rebounder in school history.