The matchup: Wisconsin (3-1) vs. No. 14 Creighton (4-0)
When: Friday, 9 p.m.
Where: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas
Radio: 101.5 FM, 1310 AM
|5||F||Ryan Evans||6-6||Sr.||9.0 ppg|
|31||F||Mike Bruesewitz||6-6||Sr.||6.0 ppg|
|40||F||Jared Berggren||6-10||Sr.||13.5 ppg|
|3||G||George Marshall||6-1||Fr.||7.0 ppg|
|1||G||Ben Brust||6-3||Jr.||14.5 ppg|
|15||F||Sam Dekker||6-7||Fr.||10.5 ppg|
|44||F||Frank Kaminsky||6-11||So.||5.0 ppg|
|12||G||Traevon Jackson||6-2||So.||4.5 ppg|
Coach: Bo Ryan, 271-102 in his 12th season at UW
Player to watch: Guard Ben Brust is shooting 64.7 percent from 3-point range and leads the Badgers in scoring and rebounding (9.3).
You should know: The only other time UW played Creighton was on Jan. 8, 1949, a 75-39 home victory for the Badgers. … UW is trying to win an exempt tournament for the second straight season. It won the Chicago Invitational Challenge last year with victories over Bradley and Brigham Young in Hoffman Estates, Ill. … The Badgers are averaging 15.3 offensive rebounds per game. … Evans is shooting 36.6 percent overall, 12.5 percent from 3-point range and 33.3 percent from the free throw line.
About the Bluejays
|3||F||Doug McDermott||6-8||Jr.||16.8 ppg|
|00||F||Gregory Echenique||6-9||Sr.||11.3 ppg|
|12||G||Jahenns Manigat||6-1||Jr.||3.0 ppg|
|1||G||Austin Chatman||6-0||So.||9.3 ppg|
|10||G||Grant Gibbs||6-5||Sr.||6.3 ppg|
|34||F||Ethan Wragge||6-7||Sr.||11.8 ppg|
|5||G||Josh Jones||6-2||Sr.||7.5 ppg|
|22||G||Avery Dingman||5-8||Sr.||6.5 ppg|
Coach: Greg McDermott, 56-22 in his third season at Creighton
Player to watch: Forward Doug McDermott, a first-team All-American last season and the son of the coach, is shooting 95.0 percent from the free throw line.
You should know: Bluejays assistant Steve Merfeld is from Bloomington, Wis., and is a UW-La Crosse graduate. He previously was a head coach at Hampton — the Pirates upset Iowa State as a No. 15 seed in the 2001 NCAA tournament — and Evansville. … The Bluejays are shooting 57.0 percent as a team, with the top eight scorers all at 54.2 percent or better.