Jan. 19, 2010
MADISON, Wis. -- The No. 18 Wisconsin men's basketball team (14-4, 4-2) returns to the Kohl Center this Wednesday to face Michigan (10-7, 3-2) for the first time this season. The Badgers are coming off a 60-50 road win at Northwestern and a 60-51 road loss at Ohio State on Saturday.
Roster | Schedule | Stats | News | Record Book | Game Notes
Roster | Schedule | Stats | News | Yearbook | Game Notes
Series Notes Wednesday's game marks the 150th meeting between Wisconsin and Michigan. UM leads the all-time series 86-63, but the Badgers own a 43-32 advantage in games played in Madison.
UW has won 13 of the last 17 meetings with the Wolverines, including six in a row. UW is 7-0 vs. Michigan at home under Bo Ryan and has won eight straight home games vs. the Maize and Blue overall. Ryan owns a 5-0 career record vs. John Beilein.
One to Watch Senior captains Jason Bohannon and Trevon Hughes have been shouldering the load for Wisconsin since Jon Leuer's wrist injury put him on the bench indefinitely. With the team's starting lineup shaken up, and a lack of presence in the paint without Leuer, the captains have been rallying for the team.
In Wisconsin's most recent game at Ohio State, Hughes and Bohannon scored over half of UW's points with a combined total of 28. Hughes led the team in points with 18 and single-handedly changed the tone of the game with his long-range shooting, dropping four treys--the most of any single player in the game--while Jason Bohannon tallied 10 points and went 4-for-4 from the free throw line.
Jason Bohannon needs just 15 points to become the 35th Badger to reach the 1,000-point mark in his career at UW. Fellow senior Hughes reached that milestone earlier this season in a 20-point game vs. Cal Poly. He currently ranks 24th all-time with 1,120 career points.
About Michigan Third-year head coach John Beilein's squad opened the season with a split 5-5 record, but have since won five of their last seven. His relatively young team has started to mesh under the leadership of preseason all-Big Ten selection junior Manny Harris, who has lived up to his high expectations.
Harris is all over the Big Ten's top 10 charts, including a first-place ranking in points per game with a 19.6 average and a third-place ranking with 4.47 assists per game. He has topped the 20-point barrier nine times this season and posted a triple double in Michigan's season-opening win over Northern Michigan.
Most recently, Michigan downed No. 15 Connecticut in Ann Arbor, 68-63. However, the Wolverines are 1-3 on the road so far this season, registering their only win at Penn State earlier this month.
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