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GAME THREAD: Wisconsin Badgers at No. 2 Maryland Terrapins

In arguably its toughest challenge of the year, Wisconsin takes the court in College Park, Maryland as an 8.5-point underdog.

Graphic: Phil Mitten
Graphic: Phil Mitten

The last time these two teams met, Maryland was ranked No. 3 and needed a Melo Trimble buzzer beater from 25 feet to beat Wisconsin. Nigel Hayes has averaged 20.9 ppg since then and played great defense against opposing forwards. Even so, advanced metrics give UW very little chance of winning this game on the road, where Maryland hasn't lost all year.

Projected Starting Lineups

Wisconsin Pos. Maryland
Ethan Happ, Fr.
F / C Diamond Stone, Fr.
Vitto Brown, Jr. F Robert Carter, Jr.
Nigel Hayes, Jr. F Jake Layman, Sr.
Zak Showalter, Jr.
G Rasheed Sulaimon, Sr.
Bronson Koenig, Jr.
G Melo Trimble, So.

KenPom win probability: 15% (69-60 L) 63 possessions

Broadcast Info

TV: ESPN (Bob Wischusen, Stephanie White)
Radio: Badger Radio Network (Matt Lepay, Mike Lucas), Sirius/XM ch. 84

Links you might like:

* Big Ten sixth in conference RPI? That is a load of nonsense
* Why doesn’t the perception of Maryland basketball match its projected seeding?
* Melo Trimble can carry the Terps -- if he can find his voice first
* The Foundation: Bricks a base for Badgers' resurgence

* Game Notes: Wisconsin | Maryland