George Stacy

 Who will win this match-up? 10  votes

 Marquette Golden Eagles 5 votes
50%
 WI 5 votes
50%
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Who will win this and will they win by over 10 points? Name your game MVP(s).
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db11
I think Marquette keeps them at arms' length the whole game and makes FTs (gasp, shock, horror) at the end to win by 15. Howard will be the player of the game.

Marquette looks like they will get most of their production form Howard and McEwen this year with a cast of athletic and experienced wing-types filling in the gaps. They should be a tournament team.

Wisconsin, I just don't know. It looks like another year of wild inconsistency across the board...and I just don't think they can score enough...particularly against teams who shoot well from three.
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George Stacy
What gets me is they still know they have trouble against smaller quick pg's. yet they don't do anything to change that. 
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mickjagger
Badgers win by 5 in Madison.  Marquette's Markus Howard & Wisconsin's Nate Ruevers will be the game's outstanding players.

Sunday, 11/17/19

Kohl Center, Madison, WI


Game tips off at Noon, CST

Fox Sports 1 (FS1) will televise the game live.
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oldballcoach1
I have not seen a lot of urgency with the Badger team and a lot of the same old grind it out style.  Which ever team is able to establish its style of play will win.  If the game gets into the low to mid 70's - Marquette will win.  If it is in the low to mid 60's - the Badgers will win.  I have to give Marquette the edge with their ability to get out in the open court and attack compared to the Badgers lack of any offensive creativity. 

Howard will probably get a bunch as Gard will not adjust defensively and he will get some open looks.  Reuvers will have to stay on the floor and with no depth behind him, in these games with good big men, any foul trouble for him will really hurt this team.  I'm saying 75-65 Marquette.  
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db11
Badgers win 77-61 behind good shooting from outside and a career day from Brevin Pritzl (15 points, 13 boards). Bucky got balanced scoring with six players in double figures (Davison 15, Ford 12, Reuvers, Trice and King all with 10) while Marquette struggled offensively outside of McEwen (19) and Howard (18 on 6-21 shooting).

Didn't see that coming.

Perhaps Purdue is more down than thought.
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Was that the Wisconsin Badgers I watched today?  I thought I seen some dribble drive which led to some open shots - some open court push that led to a few easy opportunities and some basket cuts that led to more easy opportunities.  Less perimeter ball movement and then high screen and roll late in the shot clock with Trice and Reuvers.  It was almost a move into the 21st century for the swing offense.  Still some of the base of it, but much more attack mode than usual.  

The effort on the backboard was far better than it has been and just the activity on both ends was much improved.  When you knock down some shots, it makes a huge difference.  The defensive effort on Howard was solid and there was less trail technique than last year.  The ability to switch everything and keep him in front made shots tough for him.  

This has to be the blueprint for this team.  The difference between the two week ago loss with the old plodding philosophy to today's more aggressive style is a pretty start difference.  A much needed move though.  I am interested to see if Gard is able to maintain this and allow it.  If this team could average 72 - 75 points, they can win a good share of games.  
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Was that the Wisconsin Badgers I watched today?  I thought I seen some dribble drive which led to some open shots - some open court push that led to a few easy opportunities and some basket cuts that led to more easy opportunities.  Less perimeter ball movement and then high screen and roll late in the shot clock with Trice and Reuvers.  It was almost a move into the 21st century for the swing offense.  Still some of the base of it, but much more attack mode than usual.  

The effort on the backboard was far better than it has been and just the activity on both ends was much improved.  When you knock down some shots, it makes a huge difference.  The defensive effort on Howard was solid and there was less trail technique than last year.  The ability to switch everything and keep him in front made shots tough for him.  

This has to be the blueprint for this team.  The difference between the two week ago loss with the old plodding philosophy to today's more aggressive style is a pretty start difference.  A much needed move though.  I am interested to see if Gard is able to maintain this and allow it.  If this team could average 72 - 75 points, they can win a good share of games.  


Ethan Happ was one of the best players the Badgers ever had, but I thought he wasn't good for the rest of the offense.  Now they can put 5 shooters out there and keep the paint open, because the other team's center never had to leave the paint last year against Happ. This is also the reason the dribble drives are working better too.
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db11
Wojo mentioned as much in post-game presser...how Reuvers at the 5 really opens up the Badgers spacing when he has the ball on the perimeter as his shooting has to be respected.
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mickjagger
db11 wrote:
Wojo mentioned as much in post-game presser...how Reuvers at the 5 really opens up the Badgers spacing when he has the ball on the perimeter as his shooting has to be respected.
Nate Reuvers offensive repertoire is Frank Kaminsky-esque.  Throw in his shot-blocking skills and the Badgers have themselves a very valuable component to everything they aim to accomplish on the court.
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realitycheck
mickjagger wrote:
Nate Reuvers offensive repertoire is Frank Kaminsky-esque.  Throw in his shot-blocking skills and the Badgers have themselves a very valuable component to everything they aim to accomplish on the court.

Not to mention that I saw him finally getting physical and throwing his weight around more too.
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George Stacy
brevin performance, do we need this every game to win? how did he get all those rebounds? was he not boxed out?
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db11
brevin performance, do we need this every game to win? how did he get all those rebounds? was he not boxed out?


Yes. Outhustled 'em.
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George Stacy
didn't see the games in NYC. where was he? did he get boxed out? 
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db11
didn't see the games in NYC. where was he? did he get boxed out? 


Regressed to the mean. The other team's guards weren't sleepwalking like Marquette's.
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