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Indiana's Yogi Ferrell a 'matchup nightmare' for Wisconsin

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Madison, WI (WXOW) - - The Indiana Hoosiers are just outside the latest Associated Press Top 25 Poll, but are ranked 25th in the coaches' poll this week. They'll roll into Madison Tuesday night having lost two of three, but still caught in the middle of a log jam for second place in the Big Ten Conference standings.

Indiana hasn't won in Madison since 1998, but the Hoosiers have some fire power this season, including junior guard Yogi Ferrell.

In two matchups last season against the Badgers, Ferrell scored 24 and 25 points. He also has made at least one 3-pointer in each of his last 53 games.

"He's a matchup nightmare," Wisconsin senior guard Josh Gasser said. "He's the quickest guy we'll play all year by far. He can shoot it. He's shooting 50 percent from three  so he's really hard to guard so it's not going to be one guy, it's going to be a group effort."
Badgers head coach Bo Ryan praised Ferrell's ability to create scoring opportunities for himself.

"He's so fast he can get a shot on anybody," Ryan said.

Tip-off from the Kohl Center is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday night.

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