In their way, well, are the No. 1 overall seed Michigan State Spartans.
The Spartans and Badgers will match up for the second time in five days after Tom Izzo’s team came away with a 68–63 win at the Kohl Center last Sunday despite a career-high 30 points from true freshman guard Brad Davison.
In its opening tournament game in New York City on Thursday, Wisconsin struggled shooting, but its defensive performance and clutch pivotal plays from Brevin Pritzl, Ethan Happ, and Khalil Iverson in the closing minutes guided the Badgers past Maryland in a 59–54 win.
When and where is the game?
Wisconsin and Michigan State will tip off at 11 a.m. CT at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
You thinking what we're thinking?— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) March 2, 2018
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How can I watch?
How can I listen to it on the radio?
On the Badgers 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/online) by searching “WIBA.”
Wisconsin’s probable starters
- Forward Aleem Ford: Redshirt freshman; 5.7 points, 2.8 rebounds, 0.9 assists per game
- Forward Khalil Iverson: Junior; 8.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists per game
- Forward Ethan Happ: Redshirt junior; 17.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists per game
- Guard Brad Davison: Freshman; 12.1 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists per game
- Guard Brevin Pritzl: Redshirt sophomore; 9.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists per game