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LIVE GAME THREAD: No. 20/23 Wisconsin at Green Bay

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No. 20/23 Wisconsin at Green Bay



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6-1 (0-0 Big Ten)

8-2 (2-0 Horizon)

December 9, 2009 7:00 PM CT

Resch Center, Green Bay, Wis.

TV: MYNEW32 (Green Bay), GreenBayPhoenix.com ($4.99)

Radio: Badgers Radio Network

Coverage: Our Wisconsin-Green Bay Game Page

All-time Series: Wisconsin leads 15-0

Last Meeting: UW won 77-57 (Dec. 13, 2008)

Probable starters:
Trevon Hughes - Sr., 6-0 G Rahmon Fletcher - Jr., 5-11
Jason Bohannon - Sr., 6-2 G Troy Cotton - Sr., 6-1
Tim Jarmusz - Jr., 6-6 G/F Brquis Perine - Jr., 6-3
Jon Leuer - Jr., 6-10 F Matt Smith - Fr., 6-7
Keaton Nankivil - Jr., 6-8 F Randy Berry - Sr., 6-9

I wouldn't exactly call this is a trap game, but it's one the Badgers need to be weary about. Much like Duke was the home game of the season for Wisconsin, the return of the Badgers to the Resch Center -- where they haven't played since 2002 -- is the home game for the Green Bay Phoenix.

The Resch Center is sold out tonight and seats 10,500 fans, but a great majority of the fans will be wearing red.

More importantly, the Badgers hold a distinctive edge in the front court where Green Bay is search for a replacement for Ryan Tillema who led the Horizon League with 17.1 points per game last season. Wisconsin's front court depth will be an issue for freshman Matt Smith and senior Randy Berry.

Green Bay's backcourt is very talented and led by Rahmon Fletcher, Troy Cotton and Bryquis Perine who are averaging a combined 44.9 points per game. Expect UW sophomore Jordan Taylor to get a lot of playing time tonight as Bo Ryan will need his stout defensive trio (Hughes, Taylor and Jarmusz) to shut down GB's top three.

It looks like snow won't really be an issue as it should pass out of the area by tonight. The Badgers beat the storm to Green Bay Tuesday afternoon. Schools and offices are closed in Green Bay today, but there won't be many no-shows at the Resch Center tonight. Now, if the game was only on TV...

Prediction: Wisconsin 70, Green Bay 59

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Who you got tonight in Green Bay?

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  • 72%
    Wisconsin
    (8 votes)
  • 27%
    Green Bay
    (3 votes)
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