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MARCH MADNESS GAME THREAD: Wisconsin Badgers vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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When it comes to the Sweet 16, there are no fluke wins. Let's see if the Badgers can finally get firing on all cylinders against an experienced Notre Dame team.

Graphic: Phil Mitten
Graphic: Phil Mitten

A potent Notre Dame team toppled the Jon Leuer-led Badgers in Orlando back in 2010, but this will be the first-ever meeting between Wisconsin (22-12, 12-6 Big Ten) and the Irish (23-11, 11-7 ACC) in the NCAA Tournament.

Projected Starting Lineups

Wisconsin Pos. Notre Dame
Ethan Happ, Fr. F Zach Auguste, Sr.
Vitto Brown, Jr. F V.J. Beachem, Jr.
Nigel Hayes, Jr. F
Bonzie Colson, So.
Zak Showalter, Jr. G Steve Vasturia, Jr.
Bronson Koenig, Jr. G Demetrius Jackson, Jr.

KenPom win probability: 52% (66-65 W) 60 possessions

Broadcast Info

TV: TBS (Brian Anderson, Steve Smith, Dana Jacobson)
Radio: Badger Radio Network (Matt Lepay, Mike Lucas), Westwood One (Tom McCarthy, John Thompson)

Links you might like:

* Greg Gard handles unusual questions with ease
* Notre Dame stands in the path of Wisconsin's 3rd straight Final 4 trip
* Interstate 95 guys good for Notre Dame basketball
* Andy Van Vliet's family, friends safe back home in Brussels

* Game Notes: Wisconsin | Notre Dame