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NCAA TOURNAMENT GAME THREAD: Wisconsin Badgers vs. Pittsburgh Panthers

The Badgers have their dancing shoes laced up, but this date with Pittsburgh won't be a waltz.

Graphic: Phil Mitten
Graphic: Phil Mitten

It's time to rumble folks. Vegas has Wisconsin as a two-point favorite and Ken Pomeroy says it's basically a toss-up. If Nigel Hayes wants to go pro after the season, his incredible NCAA tournament run starts now.

Projected Starting Lineups

Pittsburgh Pos. Wisconsin
Rafael Maia, Grad. C / F Ethan Happ, Fr.
Michael Young, Jr. F Vitto Brown, Jr.
Jamel Artis, Jr. F
Nigel Hayes, Jr.
Chris Jones, Jr. G Zak Showalter, Jr.
James Robinson, Sr. G Bronson Koenig, Jr.

KenPom win probability: 56% (65-64 W) 61 possessions

Broadcast Info

TV: TNT (Brian Anderson, Steve Smith, Dana Jacobson)
Radio: Badger Radio Network (Matt Lepay, Mike Lucas), Westwood One (Wayne Larrivee, Will Perdue), SiriusXM ch. 84

Links you might like:

* Two sides to the graduate transfer coin
* Nigel Hayes carries hunger for world knowledge, dream of reaching the NBA
* A Few More Words From Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes
* March Madness courts: NCAA debuts new-look hardwood designs

* Game Notes: Wisconsin | Pittsburgh