INDIANA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PREVIEW VS. WISCONSIN
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – No. 11 Indiana is hitting the homestretch of the regular season as it kicks off a two-game road swing at Wisconsin on Wednesday. Tip is set for 7 p.m. ET on Big Ten Network Plus.
#11/12 INDIANA (14-4, 12-2 B1G) AT WISCONSIN (5-15, 2-15 B1G)
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 • 7 p.m. ET
Kohl Center • Madison, Wis.
ABOUT THE BADGERS
Wisconsin is coming off a pair of losses last week to Minnesota and then No. 22 Northwestern. They are led by sophomore guard Sydney Hillard who averages 16.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. Senior forward Imani Lewis also adds double figures with 15.4 points and a team-high 9.1 rebounds per game.
Indiana leads 50-24
1/10/21 – W, 74-49 (Bloomington, Ind.)
IU is coming off a 70-65 win over then No. 11 Michigan on Thursday night to move in to sole possession of second place in the Big Ten standings. Senior guard Ali Patberg paced the Hoosiers with 21 points in the win along with double figure performances from juniors Grace Berger and Aleksa Gulbe.
The win extended its season streak of five consecutive victories, its longest win streak of the season and pushed the Hoosiers into sole possession of second place in the Big Ten standings.
Indiana moved up to No. 11 in the Associated Press Top 25 on Monday, its highest ranking in school history in either of the major polls.
A season sweep will be on the mind of the Hoosiers on Wednesday evening, after picking up a 74-49 win over the Badgers on Jan. 10. It would be the third season sweep of another Big Ten opponent this season (Penn State, Illinois).
Sophomore forward Mackenzie Holmes leads the way for the Hoosiers the season with 17.3 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game. Berger (15.3 ppg.) and Patberg (13.6 ppg.) are also in double figure averages this season.
Indiana travels to No. 15 Ohio State on Saturday afternoon. Tip in Columbus is set for 3 p.m. ET on Big Ten Network.