Previewing No. 11 Wisconsin vs. Nebraska

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The No. 11 Wisconsin Badgers (15-3, 6-2 Big Ten) will hit the road on Thursday to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers (6-13, 0-8 Big Ten) at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

The Badgers will be looking to bounce back after a home loss against the Michigan State Spartans last Friday.

Nebraska enters the game against UW winless in Big Ten play, and not having won a game since December 22nd against Kennesaw State. The Cornhuskers are 0-12 this season against power conference teams.

They’re also one of the worst defensive teams in the nation, allowing 79.1 points per game, which ranks 347th out of 358 division one programs.

The Badgers are led by midseason All-American Johnny Davis, along with veterans Brad Davison and Tyler Wahl. Although junior forward Tyler Wahl’s status against Nebraska remains up in the air as he continues to recover from an ankle injury.

Brad Davison enters the game against Nebraska needing just two threes made to become Wisconsin’s All-Time leader in career three-pointers, surpassing Bronson Koenig.

It’s also worth noting that Greg Gard has a 8-3 record against Nebraska as head coach of the Badgers.

Notable KenPom Rankings:

Wisconsin: 27th ranked team, 28th in ADJ Offense, 2nd in turnover%.

Nebraska: 160th ranked team, 20th in ADJ tempo , 176th in ADJ Defense.

Nebraska projected starters:

Guard: Alonzo Verge Jr. (14.3 ppg, 5.5 apg)

Guard: Keisei Tominaga (7.8 ppg, 1.5 rpg)

Guard: Bryce McGowens (15.7 ppg, 5.5 rpg)

Forward: Lat Mayen (5.1 ppg, 3.9 rpg)

Forward: Derrick Walker (9.8 ppg, 6.1 rpg)

Wisconsin projected starters:

Guard: Chucky Hepburn (7.1 ppg, 2.1 apg)

Guard: Brad Davison (15.4 ppg, 4.0 rpg)

Guard: Johnny Davis (22.3 ppg, 7.4 rpg)

Forward: Tyler Wahl (11.0 ppg, 5.7 rpg)

Center: Steven Crowl (8.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg)

Wisconsin is (15-1) when scoring 61 or more points, while losing both of the games that they failed to reach that mark.

UW is also 9-1 this season in games decided by six or fewer points, and 3-0 in one possession games.

The Badgers tip off Thursday at 4 p.m CT. on BTN.

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