Mississippi vs. Wisconsin: Full Game Preview
|Mississippi||M Henderson 20.0||M Holloway 9.6||J Summers 3.7|
|Wisconsin||B Brust 11.1||R Evans 7.3||T Jackson 2.8|
No. 5-seeded Wisconsin meets 12th-seeded Ole Miss in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Sprint Center on Friday. Tipoff is at 12:40 p.m. ET and it can be seen on truTV.
In their last game on Mar. 17, Traevon Jackson put up 10 points for the Badgers in a loss to Ohio State, 50-43. A crucial part of the team, he leads the way with 2.8 assists per game and 1.0 steals per game. For the Rebels, Murphy Holloway finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds in the 66-63 win over Florida on Mar. 17. With 9.6 rebounds per game and 1.6 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. When considering the Four Factors, Ole Miss performs well in turnover percentage at 15.9. This ranks first in the conference and 10th in the country.
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- The top-ranking players between the two conferences for points, field goals made, and free throws made are in the Big Ten.
- Last year the Big Ten had more close games in conference (so the games are more exciting to watch) than in the SEC.
- The Big Ten has 2 teams - Indiana (48.8 percent) and Michigan (48.6 percent) - that shoot a better field goal percentage than the SEC leader, Florida (48.5 percent).
- AP voters think more highly of Wisconsin and ranked them in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Ole Miss (137 vs. 21).
- Wisconsin has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (73.2 percent to 58.5 percent).
- The Big Ten has a stronger schedule this year compared to the SEC (No. 1 vs. No. 8).
- Diaper Dandies love Wisconsin. Wisconsin has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Ole Miss (2 vs. 0).
- The Big Ten has 3 teams - Michigan (1.58), Wisconsin (1.39), and Northwestern (1.37) - that have a better assist-to-turnover ratio than the SEC leader, Florida (1.36).
- The Big Ten has had seven more NCAA Tournament teams than the SEC over the past 5 years.
- Wisconsin has a better scoring defense (57.4 allowed per game vs. 68.6 allowed per game) than Ole Miss this season.
- The Big Ten has had one more Final Four team than the SEC over the past 5 years.