Reuvers was in foul trouble, only playing 10 minutes and Trice was simply ineffective, bogging down the offense, as he is prone to do too often as of late (recalling Traevon Jackson). Aleem Ford's minutes were also reduced vs Penn St, which didn't hurt the team in any shape, way or form that I could see. All told, Reuvers, Ford & Trice combined for 46 minutes & 6 points for the game.
And the manic Badgers go on the road to PSU, get a dominating performance from Micah Potter (24 points, 13 boards) to win, 58-49.
Interesting to note the limited playing time for both Trice and Reuvers in this one.
I wouldn't be opposed to a starting line-up change of inserting Micah Potter and removing Aleem Ford. That would put Potter, Reuvers, King, Davison & Trice on the floor together. As soon as Trice begins to go into his hypnotic dribbling routine around the top of the key, I'd remove him, insert Pritzl, and move Davison to the point where he was very effective vs Penn St. Ford & Wahl could spell Reuvers & Potter, especially when & if the Badgers would choose to go small. Obviously, Bucky has the luxury of 9 serviceable players, some combinations of which appear to play better together than others.
One can only speculate what the Badgers' W-L record might be had they had the services of Potter for the entire season, instead of being strapped to the bench for 10 games per the NCAA's ridiculous transfer protocol ...
Badgers 58 #20 Penn St 49 ... Recap & Box Score: