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GAME THREAD: Wisconsin Badgers at No. 8 Michigan State Spartans

Wisconsin passed its last road challenge with flying colors. Can the "hottest team in America" keep it rolling in the Izzone?

Graphic: Phil Mitten
Graphic: Phil Mitten

The majority of the betting public is backing the Badgers, who are 9.5-point underdogs in Las Vegas. I'm sure Tom Izzo is eager to balance his record against Greg Gard and claim the edge in the race for a first-round bye in the Big Ten tournament.

Projected Starting Lineups

Wisconsin Pos. Michigan State
Ethan Happ, Fr.
F / C
Deyonta Davis, Fr.

Vitto Brown, Jr.
Matt Costello, Sr.

Nigel Hayes, Jr.
Denzel Valentine, Sr.
Zak Showalter, Jr.
Eron Harris, Jr.
Bronson Koenig, Jr.
Bryn Forbes, Sr.

KenPom win probability: 16% (72-63 L) 63 possessions

Broadcast Info

TV: ESPN (Jason Benetti, Dan Dakich)
Radio: Badger Radio Network (Matt Lepay, Mike Lucas), Sirius/XM ch. 84

Links you might like:

* WIS: Often-overlooked managers important to players
* MSU: Last five games present interesting challenge
* Frank Kaminsky is the NBA's most unique rookie

* Game Notes: Wisconsin | Michigan State