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NCAA Basketball: Wisconsin at Tennessee Bryan Lynn-USA TODAY Sports

The Wisconsin Badgers (7-5 overall, 1-1 B1G) return to the Kohl Center on the last day of the year fresh off their first victory away from home all season. Awaiting the Badgers, as we countdown until 2020, will be the the Rider Broncs (7-3 overall, 1-0 MAAC) of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

D’Mitrik Trice has been on one lately, scoring more than 20 points in his last two outings and sixth man Brevin Pritzl found his long range stroke in Knoxville, hitting a season high four three pointers in Wisconsin’s win over Tennessee. The Wisconsin defense also put the screws to the Vols, holding UT to a mere 48 points and 34.8% shooting all game.

Rider gets to the free throw line often and they are also active on the offensive glass, so Nate Reuvers and Micah Potter are going to have to be smart and not get into foul trouble early.

How to watch/listen

TV: BTN, 6:00 p.m., CT, Jeff Levering, Brian Butch

Streaming: FOX Sports app

Radio/Satellite: 1310 AM, Sirius 83, XM 83; Lane Grindle, Andy North

Live stats: Here!

Arena: Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin

Line: Wisconsin -13.5

KenPom Wisconsin win percentage: 88%

Fun facts (according to the media guides)

  • The Badgers shot 43.9% from the floor in their road victory over Tennessee on Saturday, including 42.3% 3FG (11-26).
  • Fifth-year senior Brevin Pritzl provided a season-high 17 points off the bench, including a season-best four triples. He also had three rebounds and three steals. Wisconsin is 4-0 when Pritzl scores in double-figures.
  • This is the first ever meeting between Wisconsin and Rider. The Badgers are 8-1 all-time against teams from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC).
  • UW last faced a team from the MAAC when it hosted Siena in 2015, winning 92-65 on Nov. 15.
  • UW has won 14 straight non-conference home games.
  • D’Mitrik Trice will be looking to score 20+ points in his third consecutive game.
  • Rider saw its five-game winning streak snapped last time out at Temple.
  • Tyere Marshall is averaging a team-high 15.7 points and 10.7 rebounds, while shooting 60.8 percent (59-97) from the floor.
  • Rider outrebounded its opponent in each of its first eight games and 9-of-10 overall this season.
  • Eight of the 12 players on Rider’s roster are either from Philadelphia or the suburbs of the city.

Probable starters

Wisconsin

  • D’Mitrik Trice, redshirt junior, guard, No. 0
  • Aleem Ford, redshirt junior, forward, No. 2
  • Kobe King, redshirt sophomore, guard, No. 23
  • Brad Davison, junior, guard, No. 34
  • Nate Reuvers, junior, forward, No. 35

Rider

  • Christian Ings, freshman, guard, No. 0
  • Frederick Scott, redshirt junior, forward, No. 13
  • Dimencio Vaughn, redshirt junior, forward, No. 14
  • Tyere Marshall, senior, center, No. 20
  • Stevie Jordan, senior, guard, No. 23