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GAME THREAD: Wisconsin Badgers vs. VCU Rams

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Wisconsin battles VCU for the first time ever to conclude the 2K Classic in a third-place game at Madison Square Garden.

Graphic: Phil Mitten
Graphic: Phil Mitten

After falling to Georgetown on Friday, Wisconsin tries to get all its weapons on the same page against VCU, which valiantly fell to Duke in the other 2K Classic semifinal in New York City. The Rams are in Year One of the post-Shaka era under head coach Will Wade.

Projected Starting Lineups

Virginia Commonwealth Pos. Wisconsin
Mo Alie-Cox, Jr. F Ethan Happ, Fr.
Justin Tillman, So. F Vitto Brown, Jr.
Jordan Burgess, Jr. F Nigel Hayes, Jr.
Melvin Johnson, Sr. G Zak Showalter, Jr.
JeQuan Lewis, Jr. G Bronson Koenig, Jr.

KenPom win probability: 62% (71-68 W) 67 possessions

Broadcast Info

TV: ESPN2 (Dave O'Brien, Seth Greenberg)
Radio: Badger Radio Network (Matt Lepay, Mike Lucas), Sirius/XM ch. 84

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* Game Notes: Wisconsin | VCU