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January 11, 2011Wisconsin hasn't left the Breslin Center with a win since the 2004 season. Tonight, the Badgers get another crack at thwarting that trend as they are set to play what surely will be a hungry Michigan State squad.
Before tonight's tip-off, BadgerBlitz.com analyzes the potential matchups between Wisconsin and Michigan State to provide a closer look at UW's early season rivalry matchup.
-Over the past five season, UW has recorded a 27-19 record in true road games. That .587 winning percentage ranks seventh best among teams in the six BCS conferences. This year, UW is 1-2 in true road contests.
-UW is one of the best teams in the country in regards to taking care of the ball. To start the Big Ten slate, UW has tuned the ball over only 13 times. Overall, the Badgers average just 8.1 turnovers per game, good for tops nationally.
-Under Bo Ryan, UW is 12-5 against Michigan State. More recently, the Badgers are 5-2 against the Spartans over the past seven meetings.
Tuesday, Jan. 11, at 6:00 p.m. CT
East Lansing, Mich.
Breslin Center (14,759)
ESPN (Dave O'Brien & Dan Dakich)
Wisconsin Radio Network (Matt Lepay and Mike Lucas)
Michigan State leads 68-59
Wisconsin won, 67-49 on Feb. 2, 2010
Wisconsin: USA Today: 21, Assoc. Press: 20
Michigan: USA Today: RV, Assoc. Press: 24