Ohio State looks to end a 3 game losing streak as they visit the Badgers at the Kohl Center.
The Ohio State Buckeyes (19-3, 8-3 Big Ten) will look to end a three-game losing streak when they visit the Wisconsin Badgers (7-14, 2-7 Big Ten) on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at Kohl Center. Wisconsin knocked off Valparaiso 59-44 in the team's last action on Wednesday. Serah Williams put up a team-high 18 points in the win. Taylor Thierry put up a team-high 18 points in Ohio State's most recent outing against Purdue on Sunday, but it wasn't enough in a 73-65 loss.
Wisconsin Team Stats
Wisconsin's 68.5 points per game this season out-paces the 65 points per contest Ohio State allows. The Badgers are 5-5 when they put up over 65 points. The Badgers are turning the ball over fewer times than their opponents this season, forcing 15.1 takeaways per game while only giving the basketball away 17.5 times a contest. Ohio State is 7-0 this season in games they commit more than 15 turnovers.
Ohio State Team Stats
Ohio State enters the matchup with an 83.7 points per game average on the season, 11.1 more than the 72.6 Wisconsin gives up per contest. The Buckeyes are 18-0 in games when they put up at least 73 points. In the 2022-23 campaign, the Buckeyes are averaging 17.7 assists and 13.5 turnovers per game. When Ohio State has a better assist-to-turnover ratio than its season mark of 1.31, the Buckeyes are 10-1.
Wisconsin Players to Watch
Julie Pospisilova leads Wisconsin with 12.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists. Williams adds 12.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocks for the Badgers, and Matyson Wilke averages 11.6 points and 1.5 steals per game. Wilke's 1.8 made three-pointers per contest makes her Wisconsin's most prolific three-point shooter. She knocks down 31 percent of her shots from downtown.
Ohio State Players to Watch
Ohio State's top scorer, Taylor Mikesell, averages 17.7 points and 1.5 steals per game. Thierry paces the Buckeyes with 6.9 rebounds per game and adds 12.9 points, while Madison Greene leads the team with 5.0 assists per game while averaging 10.9 points. Mikesell helps space the floor for Ohio State, leading the Buckeyes by averaging three made three-pointers per game while shooting 38 percent from downtown.