Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Penn State Basketball

Penn State Basketball: 5 Things to Know Before Penn State-Wisconsin

Penn State Basketball Coach Micah Shrewsberry
ANN ARBOR, MI - JANUARY 04: Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Micah Shrewsberry reacts to an official’s call during the first half of a Big Ten conference regular season college basketball game between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Michigan Wolverines on January 4, 2023 at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire)

After almost a week without a game, Penn State basketball has a tall task ahead of it in Wisconsin after taking care of Indiana, 85-66, last Wednesday at the Bryce Jordan Center. Here are five things to know ahead of the game.

BUILDING OFF A BIG WIN

Penn State is coming off possibly its most impressive performance of the season thus far with the win over Indiana. Seth Lundy scored a season-high 25 points— including his 1,000th— and Andrew Funk added 23. Penn State is now 3-3 in the Big Ten and can go over .500 with what would be an impressive road win at Wisconsin.

Penn State doesn’t do well in Wisconsin.

HOUSE OF HORROS

Winning in Madison won’t be easy. For one, the Badgers are a tough team that, until it’s current three-game losing streak, was ranked No. 18. Penn State also hasn’t done well in “Jump Around” land historically. The last time Penn State won a game in Madison was 1995, before Wisconsin played in the Kohl Center. Penn State is 0-18 in that building.

The team is 0-1 in Wisconsin in the Micah Shrewsberry era, falling in Madison 51-49 last February.

A STRUGGLING TEAM

Wisconsin is hurting right now. After starting 11-2 overall and 3-0 in the Big Ten, the Badgers have lost three straight games: at Illinois, at home against Michigan State and, most recently, an ugly 63-45 loss at Indiana this past Saturday.

Penn State took advantage of an Indiana team that had lost two straight before coming to Happy Valley. Can it cash in on a struggling Badger squad?

SERIES HISTORY

Penn State is 2-22 lifetime at Wisconsin, and 3-19 in the last 22 meetings. So, yes, Penn State has struggled against Wisconsin.

HOW TO WATCH

Wisconsin comes into this game as a 3.5-point underdog according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 EST on the Big Ten Network. Here’s more information on how to watch and listen to the game.

TV Announcers: Dave Revsine (PXP), Stephen Brando (analyst)

Radio: Penn State Sports Network 

Radio Announcers: Steve Jones (PXP), Dick Jerardi (color)

SiriusXM: Channel 389, 979 (app)

Get NSN in your Inbox

Enter your email address to get notifications of new posts by email.

More from Nittany Sports Now

Penn State Basketball Recruiting

1 Penn State coach Mike Rhoades is busy in the transfer portal attempting to strengthen his roster for the 2024-25 season. PSU has already...

Penn State Basketball

1 Penn State basketball has been in contact with a 7-footer from St. Joe’s. His name is Christ Essando. Per a report by Jamie...

Penn State Basketball

0 Penn State has secured its first transfer commit of portal season.  Former Xavier forward Kachi Nzeh announced his commitment to Mike Rhodes and...

Penn State Basketball

0 Penn State basketball has reached out to a 6-foot-7 guard from the transfer portal. Per Nittany Sports Now’s sister outlet, The Portal Report,...