The No. 22 ranked Wisconsin Badgers visit Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania on Sunday for a Big Ten clash with the Penn State Nittany Lions. Wisconsin fell to 10-4 on the season following its 59-52 loss to Minnesota on Thursday. The Badgers scored just 14 points in the first half on 14% shooting from downtown and trailed 29-14. Ethan Happ led Wisconsin with 17 points, but missed 6 of 7 from the charity stripe.
Penn State fell to 7-7 on the season following its 68-55 loss to Michigan on Thursday. However, more important was that the school suspended coach Patrick Chambers for Sunday’s game with Wisconsin after Chambers shoved player Myles Dread during a timeout. Chambers said he was only trying to challenge his guard and apologized for what he did.
Ethan Happ leads Wisconsin in scoring, rebounding and assists with averages of 19.1 points, 10.5 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game. Two other players are averaging double figures in scoring for Wisconsin. Wisconsin is shooting 48.6% from the field and 37.8% from 3-point territory.
Lamar Stevens leads Penn State in scoring and rebounding with averages of 18.7 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. Josh Reaves is third in scoring and is the leader in assists with averages of 9.7 points and 3.4 assists per game. Penn State is shooting 41.7% from the field and 32.1% from 3-point territory.