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GAME THREAD: Wisconsin Badgers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes

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Wisconsin has turned around their fortunes in close games of late, but that trend will be tested by an equally young -- and possibly more talented -- Ohio State team.

Graphic: Phil Mitten
Graphic: Phil Mitten

Thad Matta shook up his starters three games ago to mixed reviews, but has no shortage of players who could break loose tonight in Madison. Wisconsin cannot be intimidated by the Buckeye shot blockers, lest it lose the aggressiveness that's fueled its recent parade of free throw attempts.

Projected Starting Lineups

Ohio State Pos. Wisconsin
Daniel Giddens, Fr. C / F Ethan Happ, Fr.
Keita Bates-Diop, So. F Vitto Brown, Jr.
Marc Loving, Jr. F
Nigel Hayes, Jr.
Jae'Sean Tate, So. G Zak Showalter, Jr.
A.J. Harris, Fr. G Bronson Koenig, Jr.

KenPom win probability: 70% (64-60 W) 64 possessions

Broadcast Info

TV: ESPN (Rece Davis, Jim Calhoun)
Radio: Badger Radio Network (Matt Lepay, Mike Lucas), Sirius/XM ch. 84

Links you might like:

* Barry Alvarez impressed with Greg Gard's work so far
* Ohio State basketball's typical late-season surge probably isn't happening this year

* Game Notes: Wisconsin | Ohio State