No. 11 Wisconsin visits No. 13 Michigan State after Brown’s 20-point game

Wisconsin Badgers (18-4, 9-3 Big Ten) vs. Michigan State Spartans (17-5, 8-3 Big Ten)

East Lansing, Michigan; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The No. 13 Michigan State takes on the No. 11 Wisconsin Badgers after Gabe Brown scored 20 points in Michigan State’s 84-63 loss to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.

The Spartans are 9-1 at home. Michigan State ranks sixth in the Big Ten in team defense, allowing 66.4 points while holding opponents to 40.3 percent shooting.

The Badgers are 9-3 in conference play. Wisconsin is 5-3 in games decided by 10 or more points.

The teams are meeting for the 10th time this season in Big Ten play. The Spartans won the final game 86-74 on January 22. Malik Hall scored 14 points to help lead the Spartans to victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Brown is averaging 2.2 3-pointers per game for the Spartans, scoring 13.1 points while shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc. Hall is shooting 52.6 percent and averaging 6.8 points over Michigan State’s last 10 games.

Jonathan Davis is scoring 18.7 points per game with 7.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists for the Badgers. Brad Davison is averaging 10.3 points and 2.9 rebounds while shooting 44.2% in Wisconsin’s last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Spartans: 7-3, averaged 71.8 points, 31.9 rebounds, 15.2 assists, 6.3 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 46.1% from the field . Their opponents are averaging 67.9 points per game.

Badgers: 8-2, averaging 72.2 points, 32.8 rebounds, 12.5 assists, 4.6 steals and 1.7 blocks per game while shooting 43.4 percent from the field. Their opponents average 70.0 points.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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