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February 9, 2011Though Wisconsin finished logged impressive wins over Purdue and Michigan State, it wasn't the only team to find success over the past week. Iowa, UW's opponent tonight, also logged a couple of victories over Michigan State and Indiana. Tonight, one teams winning streak comes to an end.
Before tonight's tip-off, BadgerBlitz.com analyzes the potential matchups between the Badgers and Hawkeyes to provide a closer look at UW's key Big Ten matchup.
-For the second consecutive year the Wisconsin men's basketball team has started the season 17-5 overall and 7-3 in Big Ten play. While the record is the same, the Badger offense is playing better. Through 10 games, UW is averaging more than six points a game more than it did a year ago.
-Averaging nearly 40 points per game, Jordan Taylor and Jon Leuer are the top scoring tandem in the league.
-Taylor's 3.88 assist-to-turnover ratio is tops in the nation. UW's 1.78 assist-to-turnover ratio as a team also ranks No. 1 in the nation.
Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m. CT
Iowa City, IA.
Carver-Hawkeye Arena (14,123)
Big Ten Network (Eric Collins & Shon Morris)
Wisconsin Radio Network (Matt Lepay and Mike Lucas)
Tied at 76-76
UW won, 67-40, in Madison, on March 3, 2010
Wisconsin: USA Today: 14, Assoc. Press: 13
Iowa: USA Today: N/A, Assoc. Press: N/A