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GAME THREAD: Wisconsin Badgers vs. Temple Owls

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Wisconsin begins a seven-game home stand against Temple, a team which already took down Minnesota earlier this year and has played its last two ranked opponent tough.

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Graphic: Phil Mitten
Graphic: Phil Mitten

Hoping to fan its Syracuse win into the full-blown flame of a winning streak, the Wisconsin Badgers (5-3) return to the friendly confines of the Kohl Center. In theory, the Temple Owls (3-3) should be the toughest opponent UW has hosted so far, having lost all three times to ranked teams. The Owls will have no problem playing at the slower pace that the Badgers prefer -- this could be the slowest game of the season for both teams.

Projected Starting Lineups

Temple Pos. Wisconsin
Jaylen Bond, Sr. F Ethan Happ, Fr.
Obi Enechionyia, So. F Vitto Brown, Jr.
Quenton DeCosey, Sr. G / F Nigel Hayes, Jr.
Devin Coleman, Sr. G Zak Showalter, Jr.
Josh Brown, Jr. G Bronson Koenig, Jr.

KenPom win probability: 80% (67-60 W) 61 possessions

Broadcast Info

TV: CBS (Carter Blackburn, Bill Raftery)
Radio: Badger Radio Network (Matt Lepay, Mike Lucas), Sirius/XM ch. 84

Links you might like:

* Wisconsin guard Brevin Pritzl out indefinitely after re-injuring foot
* Nigel Hayes confident that shots will start to fall
* Temple Men's Basketball Travels to Wisconsin for CBS National Telecast Saturday

* Game Notes: Wisconsin | Temple