The Northwestern Wildcats (18-6, 7-4 Big Ten) head to Madison to take on the No. 7 Wisconsin Badgers (21-3 10-1 Big Ten) in a tough conference matchup.
Northwestern has struggled mightily without leading scorer Scottie Lindsey in the past two games, and the visitors will once again be without their talented wing against a very good Wisconsin team. The Badgers are on an eight-game winning streak and are atop the Big Ten standings.
Greg Gard’s team is yet to pickup a top-quality win this season, but it has taken care of business against every team it was supposed to. Still, without that resume-defining win, the Badgers were left out of the committee’s top 16 unveiled Saturday.
Northwestern beat Wisconsin at Welsh-Ryan Arena last year by a score of 70-65, and the Kohl Center played host to the first conference road win in the Chris Collins era, a 65-56 win.
Game time: 5:30 p.m. CT
TV Channel: BTN
Mobile: BTN2Go app
Radio: 720 WGN (Dave Eanet and Joey Meyer); Sirius 93, XM 195
Betting line: Wisconsin -10 1/2