Wisconsin basketball plays Indiana on Tuesday, Jan. 2. The game starts at 6 p.m. CT. Wisconsin defeated UMass Lowell at home last week to improve to 8-7 this season.
Wisconsin-Indiana basketball: Time, game information
Wisconsin and Indiana play at 6 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Jan. 2.
Time: 6 p.m. CT
Date: Tuesday, Jan 2
Location: Kohl Center in Madison, Wis.
How can I watch the Wisconsin-Indiana basketball game on TV?
Wisconsin and Indiana will play on ESPN.
How can I listen to the Wisconsin-Indiana basketball game on the radio?
The Wisconsin-Indiana game is available online at WIBA/iHeart radio.
Wisconsin-Indiana basketball preview
Wisconsin easily handled UMass Lowell 82-53 on Saturday to win its fourth consecutive nonconference game and rise above the .500 mark. Forward Ethan Happ and guard Brevin Pritzl each scored 18 points, while Aleem Ford added 10 points.
Over Wisconsin’s four-game winning streak, the Badgers’ offense has caught fire, averaging 81.5 points per game. Wisconsin has shot over 40 percent from the field in each game, shooting a combined 54.0 percent. Still, the Badgers’ 8-7 record is unusual. The last time Wisconsin was 8-7 through 15 games came in 2001-02, which was Bo Ryan’s first season as coach. That team finished 19-3 and claimed a share of the Big Ten championship.
Wisconsin is still adjusting without guards Kobe King and D’Mitrik Trice. King underwent left knee surgery and is out for the season. Trice had surgery on his right foot and has yet to return. The backcourt now consists of Brad Davison and Pritzl as starters, with T.J. Schlundt and freshman walk-on Walt McGrory off the bench. McGrory was held scoreless in 21 minutes against UMass Lowell, while Schlundt tallied 5 points in 7 minutes.
Wisconsin has played arguably the most difficult schedule in the country. The Badgers have played eight games against teams ranked in the KenPom top 75, which is the most in the nation.
The Badgers have lost seven games this season but has been within minutes of winning four of them. In those four games, Wisconsin was tied or within 2 points with 2 minutes remaining.
Happ continues to dominate for Wisconsin. He is the only major conference player averaging at least 16 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists per game. Happ also is the Big Ten’s only player leading his team in points, rebounds and assists.
Davison is second on the team with 11.7 points per game. Over the last 20 years, Devin Harris, Alando Tucker and Happ are the only Badgers to average double figures in points during their freshman season.
Wisconsin has won 15 consecutive home games against Indiana (8-6) and 18 of the last 20 meetings overall. Happ is averaging 17.6 points and 8.2 rebounds in five games against the Hoosiers.