State Journal reporter Jim Polzin breaks down the Big Ten matchup between the 19th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team and the Indiana Hoosiers on Tuesday night at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ill.
NO. 19 WISCONSIN VS. INDIANA
When: 8 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana
Radio: 1310 AM and 101.5 FM, with Matt Lepay and Mike Lucas.
BADGERS (19-8, 11-5)
Coach: Greg Gard, 76-44 in his fourth season at UW.
Player to watch: Senior forward Khalil Iverson scored 11 points in UW’s 69-64 win at Northwestern on Saturday night. Combined with his 16-point performance five days earlier against Illinois, it marked the first time this season Iverson has reached double figures in back-to-back games.
PROBABLE WISCONSIN STARTERS
KEY BADGERS RESERVES
YOU SHOULD KNOW
UW is 19-2 against Indiana since the start of the 2007-08 season. That includes five consecutive wins in the series. … D'Mitrik Trice’s 14 points against Northwestern ended a string of six consecutive games scoring in single digits. He made four of UW’s seven 3-pointers. … Nate Reuvers grabbed nine rebounds against the Wildcats, one short of matching his career high.
HOOSIERS (13-14, 4-12)
Coach: Archie Miller, 29-29 in his second season at Indiana.
Player to watch: Freshman guard Romeo Langford, a likely lottery pick in the 2019 NBA draft, has reached double figures in scoring in all but two games this season. He’s scored 28 points twice in Big Ten play, vs. Maryland and Illinois.
PROBABLE INDIANA STARTERS
KEY HOOSIERS RESERVES
YOU SHOULD KNOW
Indiana has lost five consecutive games and 12 of its last 13, with the only win being a 79-75 decision at Michigan State on Feb. 2. The Hoosiers haven’t won at home since beating Illinois on Jan. 3. … Juwan Morgan leads the team with 8.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game. … The Hoosiers are shooting 26.3 percent from 3-point range in Big Ten play, which ranks last in the conference.