BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - If Minnesota turned out to be a difficult game for Indiana University's men's basketball team, watch out for Wisconsin.
The Badgers (12-4, 3-0 Big Ten) have won six in a row heading into Tuesday night's Big Ten contest against the No. 2 Hoosiers (15-1, 3-0) at IU's Assembly Hall. Tipoff is 9 p.m. on ESPN.
Indiana guard Jordan Hulls knows that Wisconsin plays the game very differently from his team.
"Knowing Wisconsin's sets and trying to take them out of different things and knowing how to continue to play our own game will be important," he said. "They are a good team, and we just have to figure out early what it is they like to do and take that away."
Still, that's not worked for a while.
The Badgers have won the last 10 games in the series. They also come into tonight's contest as one of the best defensive squads around, having held each of its last 10 opponents to 60 points or less. In fact, they lead the Big Ten in scoring defense, at 54.7 points per game, which ranks sixth in the nation.
"They never stop coming at you," said forward Christian Watford. "As the game gets later they start coming at you harder and harder, so we have to keep them off the glass."
Wisconsin's top scorers are 6-foot-10 senior Jared Berggren (13.4 points per game), 6-6 senior Ryan Evans (11.4) and 6-1 junior Ben Brust (11.1).
Cody Zeller, IU's 7-foot center, averages 16.6 points, with Victor Oladipo at 13.8, Watford at 12.9, Hulls at 11.6 and Will Sheehey at 11.4.