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MARCH MADNESS GAME THREAD: Wisconsin Badgers vs. Xavier Musketeers

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Two Sweet 16 mainstays face off in an elimination match Sunday night.

Graphic: Phil Mitten
Graphic: Phil Mitten

Xavier head coach Chris Mack has picked up two national coach of the year awards so far leading his Musketeers to a 28-5 mark. Wisconsin (21-12) has won 50, 60, 70 and 80-possession games under Greg Gard, including Friday's ugly 47-43 win over Pittsburgh. Both teams are seeking their sixth Sweet 16 berth in the last nine season.

Projected Starting Lineups

Wisconsin Pos. Xavier
Ethan Happ, Fr. F Jalen Reynolds, Jr.
Vitto Brown, Jr. F Trevon Bluiett, So.
Nigel Hayes, Jr. F
Edmond Sumner, Fr.
Zak Showalter, Jr. G Remy Abell, Sr.
Bronson Koenig, Jr. G Myles Davis, Jr.

KenPom win probability: 36% (71-67 L) 67 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:

3tto: The transformation of Wisconsin forward Vitto Brown
Previewing Wisconsin vs. Xavier
Let's get ugly: Wisconsin awaits Xavier
Lamont Paris faced agonizing decision as mother in critical condition
James Farr-led Xavier handle Weber State in opener

* Game Notes: WisconsinXavier