No. 14 Michigan State visits No. 8 Wisconsin after Davis’ 27-point performance

Michigan State Spartans (14-3, 5-1 Big Ten) vs. Wisconsin Badgers (15-2, 6-1 Big Ten)

Madison, Wis.; Friday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: No. 8 Wisconsin takes on the No. 14 Michigan State Spartans after Jonathan Davis scored 27 points in Wisconsin’s 82-76 win over the Northwestern Wildcats.

The Badgers are 8-1 in home games. Wisconsin is 14-2 when it has fewer turnovers than its opponents and is averaging 8.1 turnovers per game.

The Spartans are 5-1 in Big Ten play. Michigan State ranks fourth in the Big Ten with 27.1 defensive rebounds per game, led by Marcus Bingham with a 4.9 average.

The Badgers and Spartans face off Friday for the first time in conference this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Davis is averaging 19.5 points per game and averaging 6.6 rebounds for the Badgers. Brad Davison is averaging 1.7 3-pointers over Wisconsin’s last 10 games.

Gabe Brown is shooting 42.9 percent and averaging 14.2 points for the Spartans. Max Christie is averaging 8.3 points in Michigan State’s last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Badgers: 9-1, averaged 75.9 points, 32.6 rebounds, 12.9 assists, 5.0 steals and 2.8 blocks per game while shooting 44.3% from the field . Their opponents are averaging 72.1 points per game.

Spartans: 9-1, averaging 76.5 points, 35.3 rebounds, 19.5 assists, 5.8 steals and 6.5 blocks per game while shooting 47.7 percent from the field. Their opponents average 67.6 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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