Gophers-Wisconsin game preview

  • Updated: February 8, 2012 - 10:03 PM

Gophers at a glance: The Gophers (17-7, 5-6 Big Ten) have only seven games left in the regular season, and five of those -- starting Thursday -- are against top-25 teams. They will need to go at least 4-3 in those last seven to finish .500 or better in the Big Ten, so every game will be important. Minnesota comes home on a high note after a hot-shooting second half against Nebraska earned the Gophers their fifth Big Ten victory. The Gophers bench scored 40 points in that game, after netting 39 in a victory over Illinois. Reserve Chip Armelin has gone for career highs in two of the past three games, tying his 2010-11 high against Illinois with 14, and scoring 15 against Nebraska. The Gophers will have their third shot at hitting .500 in conference play after an 0-4 start, but their first attempt at home.

Wisconsin at a glance: The only team that has been able to cool the Badgers' hot streak is Ohio State, which beat Wisconsin 58-52 at Kohl Center on Saturday. Before that, the Badgers (18-6, 7-4) reeled off a six-game winning streak, making a slow start in conference play a distant memory and putting them at No. 21 in the nation. Former Benilde-St. Margaret's standout Jordan Taylor is one of the best point guards in the country and has been nearly flawless with the ball recently, turning it over only four times in the past six games. The senior leads the team at 14 points per game.

AMELIA RAYNO

  • 6 P.M. VS. NO. 21 WISCONSIN • WILLIAMS ARENA • ESPN, 1500-AM
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