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GAME THREAD: Wisconsin Badgers vs. Marquette Golden Eagles

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All signs point to another hotly contested game between Wisconsin and Marquette. There'd be no better time for the Badgers to sharpen their shot selection and accuracy than on a mild December Saturday against MU.

Graphic: Phil Mitten
Graphic: Phil Mitten

Since moving Milwaukee-native Duane Wilson to a reserve role, Marquette has been starting three true freshmen. So why is Wisconsin painted as such a young team? Even though UW has seven first-year eligible players on its roster, the Badgers start four players who have been in Bo Ryan's program for at least three seasons. Wisconsin (6-4) hopes that experience shines through against the Golden Eagles (7-2) better than it did against UW-Milwaukee.

Projected Starting Lineups

Marquette Pos. Wisconsin
Luke Fischer, Jr. F Ethan Happ, Fr.
Henry Ellenson, Fr. F Vitto Brown, Jr.
Sandy Cohen, So. F Nigel Hayes, Jr.
Haanif Cheatham, Fr. G Zak Showalter, Jr.
Traci Carter, Fr. G Bronson Koenig, Jr.

KenPom win probability: 80% (72-64 W) 66 possessions

Broadcast Info

TV: ESPN2 (Bob Wischusen, Dan Dakich)
Radio: Badger Radio Network (Matt Lepay, Mike Lucas), Sirius/XM ch. 84

Links you might like:

* Fresh faces get in on Marquette-Wisconsin rivalry
* Bo Hasn't Checked Out Already, Has He?
* Marquette MVPs, Expectations and Predictions
* Marquette presents challenge to Badgers' bounce-back attempt

* Game Notes: Wisconsin | Marquette