Just after Paul Chryst’s football squad wraps up a Big Ten West divisional battle in West Lafayette, Ethan Happ, D’Mitrik Trice and the Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team look for a weekend win at home against Houston Baptist.
Wisconsin (2-0) comes off a 77-68 win at Xavier on Tuesday night in a Gavitt Games match-up. The trio of Happ, Trice and Brad Davison scored 71 of those points, with the latter also throwing in some late game theatrics with his Florida Gator “chomp.”
Houston Baptist (1-1) lost its season opener against Arizona back on Nov. 7 before defeating Fordam last Saturday. Sophomore guard Ian Dubose leads the way in scoring currently, averaging 13.5 points per contest while also contributing 4.5 rebounds per game. Another sophomore guard, Oliver Lynch-Daniels, has scored 9.5 points and grabbed five boards per contest. Forward Phillip Mackenzie leads the team in the pulling down rebounds (6.5 per game).
This is the first ever match-up between the two programs, but Wisconsin is 5-0 against Southland Conference schools.
After Saturday night’s match-up, the Badgers head to the 2018 Battle for Atlantis tournament—with its first match-up against Stanford on Nov. 21.
When and where is the game?
Wisconsin and Houston Baptist will kick off at 7 p.m. CT at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis.
How can I watch?
The game will be broadcast on BTN with Jeff Levering assigned to play-by-play duties and Ben Brust as the analyst.
How can I stream the game online?
Via BTN2Go.com and the BTN2Go/FOX Sports mobile apps.
How can I listen to it on the radio?
On the Badger Sports Network, where you’ll find the team of Jon Arias and Patrick Herb. Head to BadgerSportsNetwork.com to find it. You can also listen on iHeartRadio (iOS/Android/desktop) by searching “WIBA.”
- Redshirt sophomore guard D’Mitrik Trice: 21.5 points per game, 4.5 rebounds per game, 3.0 assists per game
- Senior forward Khalil Iverson: 5.5 points per game, 4.5 rebounds per game, 0.5 assists per game
- Redshirt senior forward Ethan Happ: 20.0 points per game, 12.0 rebounds per game. 8.5 assists per game
- Sophomore guard Brad Davison: 14.0 points per game, 5.5 rebounds per game, 1.5 assists per game
- Sophomore forward Nate Reuvers: 8.0 points per game, 4.0 rebounds per game, 1.0 assists per game