October 23, 2014

Badgers face Buckeyes in Columbus

Wisconsin (14-6, 5-2 Big Ten) and Ohio State (15-4, 5-2)  head into tonight’s Big Ten

Jared Berggren

Jared Berggren

matchup in Columbus tied for 4th place in the conference standings, but just a game behind co-leading Michigan and Indiana.

The Badgers are 3-3 against ranked opponents this season, including a 3-1 record against the Big Ten.

Every time Wisconsin hits the floor, they’re trying to get out of what’s been a season-long shooting slump.  The Badgers are hitting just 40% of their field goals in Big Ten play, to go along with a conference worst 52% from the free throw line.

Nobody understands the word slump more than Badger big man Jared Berggren.  After averaging 13.7 points and 5.3 rebounds and shooting 51% from the field in Wisconsin’s first three Big Ten games, Berggren has fallen to 6.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 29% shooting from the field in the last four games.

AUDIO: Bo Ryan on Berggren’s shooting woes :17

Berggren is trying to keep the faith with his shooting.

AUDIO: Jared Berggren said he has to trust his shot :14

While the Berggren and the Badgers try to shake out of their shooting slump, they know they can count on their defense.

AUDIO: Jared Berggren says the team can get it done with defense :22