Michigan vs. Wisconsin: Full Game Preview

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Michigan vs. Wisconsin: Full Game Preview
(6) Michigan
(26-6, 5-5 away)
(22) Wisconsin
(21-10, 15-4 home)
Venue: United Center
2:38PM ET / 11:38AM PT, March 15, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Michigan T Burke 19.2 M McGary 5.5 T Burke 6.7
Wisconsin B Brust 11.4 R Evans 7.4 T Jackson 2.8

Michigan meets Wisconsin in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament at United Center on Friday. Tipoff is at 2:38 p.m. ET and you can catch it on ESPN. The Wolverines fell to the Badgers 65-62 on Feb. 9 and are 1-7 against them over the last four years.

In an 83-66 triumph over Penn State on Mar. 14, Trey Burke put up 21 points for the Wolverines. A stat-sheet stuffer, he leads the team with 19.2 points per game, 6.7 assists per game, and 1.6 steals per game. In a 63-60 victory over Penn State on Mar. 10, Jared Berggren put up 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Badgers. He averages 11.3 points per game in addition to a team-best 2.0 blocks per game.

In terms of team stats, Michigan has an advantage in a single key area, scoring, where the Wolverines have an edge over the Badgers, 75.2 points per game to 66.2 points per game. Areas of strength for Wisconsin include: defensive rebounding percentage at 73.6 and turnover percentage at 15.4.

Wisconsin StatSmack

  • Michigan is a better shooting team (48.6 percent vs. 42.5 percent) than Wisconsin this season.
  • Tim Hardaway Jr is ranked 7th in the Big Ten in points.
  • Michigan is a better free-throw-shooting team (71.1 percent vs. 63.0 percent) than Wisconsin this season.
  • The Michigan scoring leader (Trey Burke, 615 points) has more points than the Wisconsin scoring leader (Jared Berggren, 355 points).
  • Nik Stauskas is ranked 6th in the Big Ten in three-pointers.
  • Diaper Dandies love Michigan. Michigan has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Wisconsin (17 vs. 2).
  • Michigan is a better three-point shooting team (38.6 percent vs. 33.6 percent) than Wisconsin this season.
  • Michigan has a better overall winning percentage over the last 30 years (61.9 percent to 60.5 percent).
  • It's only wins and losses, but Michigan has a better overall record than Wisconsin this season (26-6 vs. 21-10).
  • Obviously, AP Voters agree that Michigan is superior to Wisconsin (Latest AP Poll: No. 6 vs. No. 22).
MICH Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A+ Trey Burke 0 19 3 7 2 0 2
B+ Tim Hardaway Jr 0 15 5 2 1 1 2
B+ G. Robinson III 0 11 5 1 1 0 1
B Nik Stauskas 30 12 3 1 1 0 1
B Mitch McGary 18 6 6 0 1 1 1
C+ Jordan Morgan 18 5 5 0 1 0 1
C Jon Horford 9 3 2 0 0 1 0
C Caris LeVert 12 3 1 1 0 0 0
C- Max Bielfeldt 6 1 2 0 0 0 0
C- Spike Albrecht 7 1 1 1 0 0 0
D+ Blake McLimans 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Eso Akunne 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Matt Vogrich 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Corey Person 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
WISC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Jared Berggren 29 11 7 1 1 2 1
B+ Ben Brust 0 11 5 2 1 0 1
B Ryan Evans 29 10 8 2 1 1 1
B Sam Dekker 22 10 3 1 1 0 1
B- Mike Bruesewitz 28 7 5 2 1 0 1
C+ Traevon Jackson 27 6 2 3 1 0 2
C George Marshall 17 5 1 1 0 0 1
C Frank Kaminsky 10 4 2 1 0 0 0
C- Dan Fahey 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Jordan Smith 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Zak Showalter 7 2 1 1 0 0 0
D+ J.D. Wise 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Evan Anderson 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Zach Bohannon 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
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