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Wisconsin held its annual Red/White Scrimmage on Sunday, providing fans a glimpse into the upcoming Badgers roster (minus Sam Dekker) before the season officially gets underway Nov. 5. Team White defeated Team Red 57-56 in front of 8,002 fans at the Kohl Center, and there was even some late-game "controversy" when Bo Ryan allowed Team Red an extra possession for a Duke Dukan buzzer-beater that didn't actually count.
Who were the standouts? Again, we're looking at a split-squad scrimmage here, but the consensus seems to be that sophomore Vitto Brown looks ready to lock down UW's fourth frontcourt spot. Brown scored 11 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the scrimmage. Nigel Hayes and walk-on guard T.J. Schlundt scored 14 points to lead Team White, while Frank Kaminsky led Team Red and all scorers with 23 points. Dukan finished with 14, not counting that last three-pointer.
Check out the links below for more scrimmage observations and general Badgers links from the weekend. Again, we'll do our best to return to Badger Bits on an every-morning basis. Let us know if you wanna help!
Red/White Scrimmage recaps:
Late-game 'controversy' caps Badgers' Red-White scrimmage | Fox Sports Wisconsin
More than 8,000 turn out to watch scrimmage | Madison.com
Video: Excitement galore at Badgers men's hoops Red/White Scrimmage | Madison.com
Video: Bo Ryan wowed by huge crowd for Red/White Scrimmage | Madison.com
Vitto Brown makes good impression in quest for playing time | JSOnline
Warren Herring's return bolsters defense | Madison.com
UW defense shows it can carry day for Badgers | Madison.com
Gary Andersen's faith rewarded as UW steamrolls Maryland | Madison.com
Passing game finally shows off big-play ability | Madison.com
Tom Oates grades UW vs. Maryland | Madison.com
Badgers claw way out of Big Ten hole | JSOnline
Wisconsin-Maryland report card | JSOnline
Badgers maul Terrapins, continue climb in West Division standings | JSOnline