GAME VITALS

When, where: 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Kohl Center.

TV: Big Ten Network.

Radio: 1310 AM, 101.5 FM, 100.5 FM.

BADGERS (9-0)

Coach: Bo Ryan, 300-113 in his 13th season at UW.

Player to watch: Junior center Frank Kaminsky had nine points in UW’s 48-38 victory at Virginia on Wednesday night, ending a run of six consecutive games in double figures, but he grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds and now has the team lead in that category at 6.1 per game.

Probable starters

Ht.

Yr.

PPG

15 Sam Dekker

6-7

So.

13.8

44 Frank Kaminsky

7-0

Jr.

15.0

12 Traevon Jackson

6-2

Jr.

11.1

  1 Ben Brust

6-1

Sr.

11.2

21 Josh Gasser

6-3

Jr.

10.4

Key reserves

 

 

 

10 Nigel Hayes

6-7

Fr.

4.2

24 Bronson Koenig

6-3

Fr.

3.4

13 Duje Dukan

6-9

Jr.

4.3

You should know: UW is 64-55 all-time vs. Marquette, but the Golden Eagles have won the last two meetings and four of the last six. UW is 6-6 vs. Marquette under Ryan. ... Dekker made his first career start vs. Marquette last season, finishing with six points on 2-for-10 shooting and eight rebounds in a 60-50 loss in Milwaukee. … Brust is 6 of 26 from the field, including 3 of 15 from 3-point range, in three career games against Marquette.

GOLDEN EAGLES (5-3)

Coach: Buzz Williams, 127-57 in his sixth season at Marquette.

Player to watch: Senior forward Davante Gardner had 10 points, eight rebounds and three blocks in 26 minutes vs. UW a year ago. He had eight points and seven rebounds in 14 minutes in the Golden Eagles’ victory over the Badgers at the Kohl Center two years ago.

Probable starters

Ht.

Yr.

PPG

0 Jamil Wilson

6-7

Sr.

10.5

10 Juan Anderson

6-6

Jr.

 4.4

42 Chris Otule

6-11

Sr.

7.4

12 Derrick Wilson

6-1

Jr.

5.5

23 Jake Thomas

6-3

Sr.

7.3

Key reserves

 

 

 

  4 Todd Mayo

6-3

Jr.

10.0

 54 Davante Gardner

6-8

Sr.

14.0

30 Deonte Burton

6-4

Fr.

5.0

  5 JaJuan Johnson

6-5

Fr.

5.6

 25 Steve Taylor

6-7

So.

2.4

You should know: Marquette is shooting 27.2 percent from 3-point range. The Golden Eagles went 1-for-11 from beyond the arc in a 67-59 loss to San Diego State in the Wooden Legacy tournament on Sunday in Anaheim, Calif. Marquette also had 15 turnovers and only five assists on 21 field goals in that game. … Burton, a former Milwaukee Vincent standout, scored 15 points off the bench against San Diego State after scoring 25 in his first seven games.

Jim Polzin covers Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball for the Wisconsin State Journal.

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Coloradodad
Coloradodad

I booed him at the Rose Bowl tailgate and if I were in WI at the game I would do the same. Winning elections and recalls with out of state money flys in the face of ...fill in the blank.

Crow Barr
Crow Barr

Good photo opportunity for the Honorable Governor Scott W. Walker.

Will he show up?

Bet he is undecided on who to root for!

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