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GAME THREAD: Wisconsin Badgers vs. Marquette Golden Eagles

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