Michigan State looks to rebound after their loss to Northwestern, while Wisconsin looks to continue its seven-game win streak.
TV schedule: January 21, 2022, on Fox Sports at 9 p.m
Location: Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Badgers are 15-2 going into this match-up. Their two losses have come against Providence and Ohio State. Their biggest win of the season has come against Purdue. Offensively, the Badgers are led by Johnny Davis. Davis is averaging 22 points on 44 percent shooting. The player of the year candidate is averaging seven rebounds per game.
Finally, Davis is leading Wisconsin in every stat category besides blocks. Wisconsin is ranked 8th in the AP poll. As of Wednesday, the badgers are in first place in the big ten. This will be a pivotal game for both teams as Michigan State is only half a game back of first place in the conference.
The Michigan State Spartans are 14-3 on the season. Their three losses have come against Kansas, Baylor, and Northwestern. Their biggest win of the season came against UConn. The Spartans are 14th in the AP poll. Michigan State is led offensively by Gabe Brown. Brown averages 14 points per game on 42 percent shooting.
MSU has been able to dish the ball all season, as they are 14th in the country when it comes to assists. The Spartan’s assist-to-field-goal ratio is one of the best in the nation. Michigan State is 6th in the nation with a ratio of 0.639. If Michigan State is able to beat Wisconsin, this will be their best win on the season.
This is an important game for both teams not only in regards to the Big Ten standings but also to boost their respective resumes. This one could very well go down to the wire but look for Johnny Davis to continue the stellar play that he has had all year in a victory for the Wisconsin Badgers.
Prediction: Wisconsin 68, Michigan State 60