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Open Thread: Badgers invade East Lansing

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Welcome to our first Open Thread! Feel free to comment as the Badgers go for their biggest win of the season.

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Wisconsin (17-9, 8-6 Big Ten) at No. 5 Michigan State (20-5, 10-3 Big Ten)

Time: 2:00 PM CT

TV: ESPN

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Our Predictions:

Hoge: Michigan State 61, Wisconsin 56

The way the Badgers' defense has been playing lately, they have a chance in any game. But you also have to score points to win games and while Wisconsin will play well, a few inevitable scoring droughts will give the Spartans a close win.

rdr: Michigan State 73 Wisconsin 59

The Badgers have really stepped up on the defensive end during their five-game winning streak, but the Spartans have too many offensive weapons. If Wisconsin wants to have a chance, they have to dictate the tempo. Northwestern shocked the Spartans earlier in the season by slowing the game down and playing tough on D. UW should try to replicate that formula. In Madison, I'd like the Badgers' chances. In the Izzone, not so much.

Our readers:

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Who you got Sunday?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    Wisconsin by 10 or more
    (2 votes)
  • 14%
    Wisconsin by 9 or less
    (5 votes)
  • 41%
    Michigan State by 9 or less
    (14 votes)
  • 38%
    Michigan State by 10 or more
    (13 votes)
34 votes total Vote Now