Exhibition: Minnesota State (0-0) at No. 24 Wisconsin (0-0)
November 10, 2010 7:00 PM CT
Kohl Center (17,230), Madison, Wis.
Radio: Wisconsin Radio Network (Matt Lepay & Mike Lucas)
All-Time Series: First Meeting
MADISON, Wis. - Welcome into our live game thread for Wisconsin's second and final exhibition game of the year against Minnesota State. The Badgers are 1-0 in games that don't count by virtue of an 84-59 win over UW-La Crosse Saturday night. Senior big men Jon Leuer and Keaton Nankivil got off to a great start, putting up 15 points apiece, and Leuer snagged 10 rebounds. The Badgers rode their size advantage to a 32-0 edge in points in the paint, dominating the undersized Eagles.
Don't count on tonight's Division II opponent to put up much of a fight. Wisconsin is 51-4 all time in exhibition games. Nonetheless, tonight is the final chance for any freshman hoping to redshirt to see the court. NCAA rules state that players are allowed to appear in exhibitions and then redshirt - but that's it. No regular season game action for those sitting out a year. For the Badgers, that means this is likely the last we will see of center Evan Anderson. The statuses of Ben Brust and Duje Dukan are up in the air, but it would be a shock if Josh Gasser did not play (and contribute) this season.
We'll be here all game long, so feel free to chime in with questions, comments and predictions. And we'll try and provide more detail than usual, since this game can only be seen online.