Michigan State and Iowa are set to collide for the second time in a span of 12 days. The Spartans won the first meeting, 71-53, on Jan. 9 in Iowa City. Tip-off for Wednesday night's game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET from inside the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Mich.
MSU currently holds a one-game lead in the Big Ten standings and enters tonight's contest on a six-game winning streak, while Iowa has won its last two contests. The Spartans boast a perfect 11-0 home record this season, while the Hawkeyes are 0-3 in true road games.
MSU leads the all-time series with Iowa, 61-52, including a 39-17 advantage in games played in East Lansing. The Spartans have won 18 of the last 25 meetings.
The Big Ten Network will televise Wednesday night's game to a national cable audience. Gus Johnson and Steve Smith will call the action.
Wisconsin returns to the Kohl Center on Wednesday to face Michigan (10-7, 3-2) for the first time this season. UW (14-4, 4-2) currently occupies the third-place position in the conference standings, sitting one win ahead of U-M (10-7, 3-2). The Wolverines opened the season with a split 5-5 record, but have since won five of their last seven.
The Badgers split a pair of road contests last week in Big Ten play, earning a 60-50 road win at Northwestern and falling short, 60-51 at Ohio State on Saturday. Senior captains Jason Bohannon and Trévon Hughes have been shouldering the load for Wisconsin since Jon Leuer's wrist injury put him on the bench indefinitely. In the Badgers' last time out the duo posted over half of UW's points with a combined total of 28, including four treys from Hughes. Watch as Bohannon attempts to rack up 15 points in tonight's contest to reach 1,000 for his career.
The Wolverines are coming off a pair of wins last week, earning a redemption victory over Indiana before notching a signature win over No. 15 UConn. John Beilein's squad is led by junior Manny Harris, who leads the Big Ten in scoring with 19.6 points per game and ranks third with 4.47 assists per game. He has topped the 20-point barrier nine times this season.
Michigan 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.
Series History: Michigan leads, 86-63