Reuvers, Wisconsin visit No. 5 Ohio State
Wisconsin (8-5, 1-1) vs. No. 5 Ohio State (11-2, 1-1)
Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two junior forwards will be on display as Nate Reuvers and Wisconsin will battle Kaleb Wesson and No. 5 Ohio State. Reuvers has scored 21 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 14.4 over his last five games. Wesson is averaging 17 points over the last five games.
BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Ohio State’s Wesson has averaged 14.2 points and nine rebounds while D.J. Carton has put up 10.5 points. For the Badgers, Reuvers has averaged 14.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.5 blocks while D’Mitrik Trice has put up 10.6 points and 4.4 rebounds.
SPARKING THE OFFENSE: Trice has either made or assisted on 44 percent of all Wisconsin field goals over the last three games. Trice has accounted for 20 field goals and 13 assists in those games.
PERFECT WHEN: The Buckeyes are 10-0 when they hold opposing teams to 65 points or fewer and 1-2 when opponents exceed 65 points. The Badgers are 6-0 when they make 10 or more 3-pointers and 2-5 when the team hits fewer than 10 from long range.
STREAK SCORING: Ohio State has won its last nine home games, scoring an average of 81.6 points while giving up 54.6.
DID YOU KNOW: The Ohio State defense has allowed only 58.2 points per game to opponents this season, ranking the Buckeyes 10th among Division I teams. The Wisconsin offense has averaged 69 points through 13 games (ranked 202nd, nationally).