|#12/14 Minnesota (15-4, 3-3) vs. Wisconsin (13-6, 4-2)|
|Date||Saturday, January 26, 2013|
|Time||1:00 p.m. CT|
|Location||Kohl Center (17,230)|
|Series Record||Minnesota leads 94-87|
|Last Meeting||L, 45-52 (Feb. 28, 2012)|
|Television||BTN (Dave Revsine, Shon Morris)|
|Radio||Learfield/1500 ESPN (Listen Online)|
|(Mike Grimm, Spencer Tollackson)|
|Satellite Radio||Sirius 91/XM 91|
|Game Notes||Minnesota | Wisconsin|
|Season Statistics||Minnesota | Wisconsin|
|Social Media||Facebook | @GopherBBall | @CoachTubbySmith|
Series: 182nd meeting (94-87)
Series (Away): 88th meeting (33-54)
Current Streak: L-3
Last Meeting: Feb. 28, 2012 (L, 45-52)
Tubby Smith vs. Wisconsin: 10th meeting (4-5)
Minnesota vs. Big Ten: 712-753
Tubby Smith vs. Big Ten: 63-68
Game Day Tid-Bits:
Minnesota and Wisconsin will kick off the season series in Madison. It will be the 88th meeting between the two teams in Madison.
Saturday afternoon's matchup will be the 182nd meeting all-time between the Gophers and Badgers, the longest running series in the history of Gopher basketball. The Minnesota/Iowa series is second at 178 games.
The Gophers have three players that have double-digit career point averages against Wisconsin - Andre Hollins (19.0 ppg - 2 games), Trevor Mbakwe (11.0 ppg - 1 game) & Rodney Williams (11.0 ppg - 3 games). Mbakwe also contributed 11 rebounds in his only matchup against the Badgers.
Andre Hollins is averaging a team and career-high 13.3 ppg this season, 11th-most in the Big Ten Conference. He is sixth in scoring in conference games with an average of 15.8 ppg. He has led the team in scoring five times this season including a game-high 25 points in the loss at Indiana and a career-high 41 against Memphis.
Trevor Mbakwe is averaging a double-double of 11.3 points and 10.6 rebounds per game over the Gophers' last 10 games. He is currently sits atop the Big Ten Conference in rebounding with an overall average of 8.6 rpg. Mbakwe also led the conference in rebounding as a junior (2010-11). The graduate student has contributed four straight double-doubles and now has 30 for his career.
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