Northwestern (12-14, 3-12 B1G) has a chance at a win over a ranked opponent when it hosts No. 22 Wisconsin (18-8, 10-5) Saturday night at Welsh-Ryan Arena.
The Buzzcut Brads enter the matchup having won eight of their last 10, with their only two losses coming to Michigan and Michigan State. Wisconsin boasts excellent three-point shooting to go along with All-American big man Ethan Happ. The senior is averaging 17.9 points and 10.2 rebounds a game, and he tallied a triple-double in Wisconsin’s Jan. 26 victory over Northwestern.
NU only scored 46 points against the Badgers in Madison. The Badgers defend as well as anyone in the country. Meanwhile, Northwestern is mired in the worst offensive slump of the Chris Collins era.
The under for the game is 120.5.
Tipoff: 7:30 p.m. CT
Radio: ESPN Radio 1000 AM
Betting line: Wisconsin -5.5, O/U 120.5