Heading on the road for the first time this season, Wisconsin takes on a recently familiar foe in the Xavier Musketeers as part of the Gavitt Games on Tuesday night.
Wisconsin (1-0) comes off an 85-63 win over Coppin State on Nov. 6, where redshirt senior forward Ethan Happ recorded the second triple double in school history (10 points, 11 rebounds, 12 assists).
Xavier (2-0) lost Trevon Bluiett and J.P. Macura, along with head coach Chris Mack, from last season but look to reload with forward Tyrique Jones, guard Paul Scruggs and a host of other Musketeers.
The all-time series is tied at 3-3, with Xavier pulling out a late 80-70 win against Wisconsin at the Kohl Center on Nov. 16, 2017. UW gained a 66-64 lead with 2:44 remaining in that contest before Bluiett and Xavier went on a 16-4 run to end the game.
First road test of the season— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) November 13, 2018
Madison ✈️➡️ Cincinnati
Wisconsin at Xavier
Tue, 5:30pm CT on FS1#OnWisconsin // #GavittGames pic.twitter.com/G5gbqFNOgm
When and where is the game?
Wisconsin and Xavier will kick off at 5:30 p.m. CT at Cincinnati, Ohio at the Cintas Center.
How can I watch?
The game will be broadcast on FS1 with Tim Brando assigned to play-by-play duties and Donny Marshall as the analyst.
How can I stream the game online?
Via FOXSportsGo and the FOX Sports mobile app.
How can I listen to it on the radio?
On the Badger Sports Network, where you’ll find the usual team of Matt Lepay and Mike Lucas. Head to BadgerSportsNetwork.com to find it. You can also listen on iHeartRadio (iOS/Android/desktop) by searching “WIBA.”
Wisconsin’s potential starters
- Redshirt sophomore guard D’Mitrik Trice: 21.0 points per game, 4.0 rebounds per game, 1.0 assists per game
- Senior forward Khalil Iverson: 7.0 points per game, 5.0 rebounds per game, 1.0 assists per game
- Redshirt senior forward Ethan Happ: 10.0 points per game, 11.0 points per game. 12.0 assists per game
- Sophomore guard Brad Davison: 9.0 points per game, 5.0 rebounds per game, 0.0 assists per game
- Sophomore forward Nate Reuvers: 8.0 points per game, 4.0 rebounds per game, 1.0 assists per game
Score/leading scorer predictions
Jake Kocorowski: Wisconsin 80, Xavier 75; Ethan Happ with 19 points
Owen Riese: Wisconsin 69, Xavier 65; Happ with 21
Ryan Mellenthin: Wisconsin 71, Xavier 63; Brevin Pritzl with 22
Tyler Hunt: Wisconsin 71, Xavier 67; Happ with 22
Bob Wiedenhoeft: Xavier 65, Wisconsin 58; Happ with 15
Drew Hamm: Wisconsin 67, Xavier 61; Tyrique Jones with 19
Neal Olson: Wisconsin 75, Xavier 68; Brad Davison with 18
Jon Beidelschies: Xavier 68, Wisconsin 64
Andrew Rosin: Wisconsin 65, Xavier 61; Davison with 17