Iowa Hawkeyes at Wisconsin Badgers: TV, stream, injury report for Wednesday

Iowa hits the road for the second to last time this regular season looking to wash away the bad taste from a start-to-finish 80-60 dud at Northwestern.

It’s time to turn the page tonight against a Wisconsin (15-11, 7-9 Big Ten) team that Iowa is looking to even the score against. Playing minus star forward Kris Murray, the Badgers bested Iowa in overtime 78-75 in Iowa City back on Dec. 11, 2022.

Iowa (17-10, 9-6 Big Ten) erased an eight-point deficit with just 2:13 remaining in regulation after Patrick McCaffery’s 3-pointer sent the game to overtime. The Hawkeyes couldn’t get three separate three-point leads in overtime to stand up as Wisconsin walked out of Carver-Hawkeye Arena with a win in Iowa’s Big Ten opener.

Several short months later and the rematch finds the pair both looking to capture this contest for important reasons. Wisconsin is squarely on the bubble per ESPN. Meanwhile, Iowa would like to solidify its own at-large case and lock into a double-bye for the conference tournament.

Here’s how fans can watch, stream and listen to tonight’s game. Plus, a look at the key players, injury report and series history.

How to watch

Broadcast teams

Big Ten Network: Kevin Kugler, play-by-play; Robbie Hummel, color analyst

Hawkeye Radio Network: Gary Dolphin, play-by-play; Bob Hansen, color analyst

Key players


G Ahron Ulis: 6.7 points, 2.4 assists, 1.7 rebounds

G Tony Perkins: 11.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.6 assists

F Kris Murray: 20.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists

F Connor McCaffery: 6.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists

F Filip Rebraca: 13.8 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.1 blocks


G Chucky Hepburn: 12.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 44.1% 3-point FG

F Steven Crowl: 11.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists

G Connor Essegian: 11.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, 40.3% 3-point FG

F Tyler Wahl: 11.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists

G Max Klesmit: 7.6 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists

Injury report

Iowa: No injuries reported.

Wisconsin: G Jahcobi Neath, lower body, out for season

Series history

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Wednesday will be the 173rd meeting between Iowa and Wisconsin. The all-time series is tied, 86-86. That record includes a Wisconsin forfeit in 1983.

Fourteen of the last 21 meetings dating back to 2011 have been decided by seven points or less, including this season’s 78-75 Badger victory in overtime in Iowa City on Dec. 11, 2022.

Wisconsin holds a 54-30 advantage in games played in Madison. The Badgers have won 14 of the last 17 games contested in Madison. Iowa is 5-14 at the Kohl Center, winning there in 1998 (79-76), 2000 (61-55), 2011 (72-65), 2017 (59-57), and 2021 (77-62).

Earlier this season

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Wisconsin topped Iowa in overtime 78-75. Tyler Wahl led the way for Wisconsin with 21 points. Connor Essegian scored 14, Steven Crowl added 12 and Chucky Hepburn chipped in with 11.

Patrick McCaffery led the Hawkeyes with 24. Tony Perkins and Connor McCaffery each scored 17 and Filip Rebraca finished with 10. The Hawkeyes were without star forward Kris Murray.

Last time out

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Iowa connected on just 3-of-24 from 3-point range and Northwestern’s Boo Buie led the way with 23 points in the Wildcats’ 80-60 win over the Hawkeyes.

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