clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

GAME THREAD: Wisconsin Badgers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini

Wisconsin has won its last nine games against the Fightin' Illini, including a 63-55 win earlier this season.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Graphic: Phil Mitten
Graphic: Phil Mitten

Despite a poor showing on the road Thursday, Wisconsin can still reach its postseason goals if the Badgers (16-10, 8-5 Big Ten) simply protect home court and beat Minnesota on March 2. That task starts today against Illinois (12-14, 4-9), whom UW is attempting to sweep for the fifth consecutive year.

Projected Starting Lineups

Illinois Pos. Wisconsin
Maverick Morgan, Jr. F Ethan Happ, Fr.
Malcolm Hill, Jr. F Vitto Brown, Jr.
Kendrick Nunn, Jr. F
Nigel Hayes, Jr.
Jalen Coleman-Lands, Fr. G Zak Showalter, Jr.
Khalid Lewis, Sr. G Bronson Koenig, Jr.

KenPom win probability: 87% (72-61 W) 64 possessions

Broadcast Info

TV: BTN (Brian Anderson, Jon Crispin)
Radio: Badger Radio Network (Matt Lepay, Mike Lucas), Sirius/XM ch. 84

Links you might like:

* Familiarity breeds attempt to improve for Ethan Happ
* Greg Gard eager to learn how UW players will respond to loss at MSU
* Josh Whitman pledges to 'restore pride and integrity to Illinois brand'

* Game Notes: Wisconsin | Illinois