GAME THREAD: Minnesota vs. Wisconsin

Jake Kocorowski

MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Badgers look to make it six straight wins when they host Minnesota on Sunday inside the Kohl Center.

With a victory on the home court, UW (18-10 overall, 11-6 Big Ten) can not only tie up the regular season series with its rival but also lift itself into a three-way tie for second place in the conference with Michigan State and Illinois.

Minnesota (13-14, 7-10) leads the all-time series 104-101, but Wisconsin holds a 64-34 advantage in Madison. 

Greg Gard's team will also continue to wear their 2000 Final Four throwbacks jerseys for the fourth straight home game. They are currently 3-0 when donning them.

Be sure to follow along and give us your thoughts on the game in the comments below! 

Game Previews from AllBadgers.com

PREGAME

FIRST HALF

First Media Timeout

Badgers trailing 10-3 with 15:25 to play in the first half. Wisconsin shooting just a frigid 1-of-8 from the field to start, Minnesota 5-of-8. UW has attempted five of their eight attempts from three-point range.

Third Media Timeout

Wisconsin fends off a 7-0 Minnesota run, and with a 4-0 run of its own, regains the lead. 18-17 UW with 7:28 until halftime.

Wisconsin shooting just 33.3% from the field, only 2-of-10 from three-point range.

Final Media Timeout

Final media timeout of the first half. Badgers trail Gophers 24-23 with 3:55 until intermission. Wisconsin holding its own on the boards but just 2-of-12 from three-point range.

HALFTIME: Wisconsin 31, Minnesota 28

SECOND HALF

First Media Timeout

Badgers up 42-35 with 15:24 to play. Davison with a game-high 18 points. Wisconsin has hit 4-of-7 shots to start the half.

Second Media Timeout

Badgers up 49-41 with 11:44 to play. Reuvers now has three fouls, and Oturu (16 points) will attempt to complete the three-point play from the free throw line when we come back from the media timeout.

Third Media Timeout

Wisconsin and Minnesota tied up at 53-53 with 6:53 to play. Badgers just one of their last seven attempts from the field.

Gophers' 12-0 run turned this game into a tight contest.

Last Media Timeout

Gophers will head to the line when we return to action and up 60-59 with 3:46 to play. Badgers shooting just 37.7% in the game -- 40% in the second half. A couple of missed free throws also looming large at the moment.

Comments (6)
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Jake Kocorowski
Jake Kocorowski

Editor

The Kohl Center is LOUD tonight.

BuckyFan11
BuckyFan11

Oturu's such a presence man.

Jake Kocorowski
Jake Kocorowski

Editor

Big notes on the 11-0 run in the last 3:06; Minnesota is one for its last seven and has not scored in over 3.5 minutes

Jake Kocorowski
Jake Kocorowski

Editor

I like the matchup of Potter on Oturu. Twice now Oturu's attempted shots and missed with the redshirt junior on him.

BuckyFan11
BuckyFan11

They have to break this poor shooting right?