LIVE GAME THREAD: No. 14 Creighton Bluejays vs. Wisconsin Badgers

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Coverage

TV: ESPN2 (Kanoa Leahey & Miles Simon)

Radio: Badger Radio Network (Matt Lepay, Mike Lucas, Patrick Herb), iHeart Radio (WIBA), Sirius 149

Official Websites: UWBadgers.com | GoCreighton.com

Twitter: @B5Q, @hoopsmarinara

Point Spread

Pick'em

Series

All-Time: Wisconsin leads, 1-0

Last Meeting: Wisconsin won, 75-39 (Jan. 8, 1949 in Madison)

Coaches

Wisconsin: Bo Ryan, 12th season

271-101 at UW (654-204 in 29 seasons overall)

Creighton: Greg McDermott, 3rd season

56-22 at CU (336-217 in 19 seasons overall)

*****

Creighton represents the second-biggest test of the young season for Wisconsin. The winner will move forward to the de facto championship game versus Arizona State, which handled Arkansas, 83-68, in the first "semifinal" of the Las Vegas Invitational.

The Bluejays are solid across the board, so the Badgers cannot afford an off night from any of its contributors. In particular, Ryan Evans and Mike Bruesewitz need to be on top of their defensive games with a showdown against Creighton's All-American forward Doug McDermott on the docket. McDermott is leading Creighton with 16.8 points per game, in addition to 7.5 rebounds per game. Seven of the eight Bluejays averaging at least 10 minutes per game are shooting better than 54 percent from the field.

For more info on Creighton, check out our Q&A preview from today or check out Creighton hoops forum The Bluejay Underground.

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