gstacy
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This Saturday is going to be a nice litmus test for both the B1G and the Big East"
Any predictions? Always a tough game. Probably the second toughest game after Virginia.
How will this one go?
Wisconsin 72
Milwaukee 69

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thecrackerjack
Iowa > Marquette

Still, this will be a tough game of potential tournament teams. 
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db11
Wisconsin has a pretty good recent track record in Milwaukee.

This Marquette team is bursting with talent but has shown a tendency to underachieve under Wojo, and is confusingly too reliant on Howard. That works at times (see last Saturday vs. Kansas State), but if he's not red-hot can be a problem.

I think the Golden Eagles get the win in a game played at tempo. Badgers gonna need a massive game out of Happ as that's where their advantage lies (as it did two years ago).
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gstacy
I think the Badgers get big games out of Kobe and Nate and Bucky rolls big.
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cboysmith
I don't think MU has anyone that can contain Happ nor does Bucky have anyone that can contain Howard. I'm going to say who ever shows up bigger between Kobe Kobe and Sam Hauser is going to prove the difference.
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oldballcoach1
cboysmith wrote:
I don't think MU has anyone that can contain Happ nor does Bucky have anyone that can contain Howard. I'm going to say who ever shows up bigger between Kobe Kobe and Sam Hauser is going to prove the difference.


I guess I don't see that comparison being apples to apples.  Hauser starts and logs major minutes for his team.  He is option 2 behind Howard.  King is a reserve and even when on the court, isn't one of the first couple of options.  Hauser should score 18+ on Saturday because he will play 35+ minutes.  If Kobe gets 10, he will do that is 20 or so minutes.  

For me, things start with Howard vs. Happ.
If Happ score 25 and Howard only gets 20, the Badgers win.  
If Trice and Davison get in that 14-16 range and if Happ gets 25 - the Badgers win.  

If Howard gets 30 and the Hauser's combined get 35 - Marquette probably wins.  

In the end, the key for a Badger win will be contributions from everyone and a guy like Reuvers, Ford, or Iverson need to find double digits.  They need a game around the 70 point mark.  If the game gets near 80, that is advantage Marquette.  
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gstacy
I think a big key will be officiating and how physical they let the game go.
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thecrackerjack
I attended the Marquette game last night, and the Blue & Gold faithful were already "talking" about Saturday's match-up. It has already been mentioned that MU is heavily reliant on Howard, and I was surprised how thin they were at guard. Anim & Chartouney are the only other guards who receive PT. 

UW is going to have to score on Saturday and Marquette is going to need to tighten up defensively. It should be a fun game, and if you are attending, you'll be sure to get a free shake from Shake Shack. One of MU's promotions is if the opponent misses 2 consecutive free throws in the final 10 minutes, Shake Shack gives everyone in the arena a free shake. I'm certain Happ will come through for everyone in attendance.

Trice vs. Howard should be very entertaining. What is more fun than two high scoring midgets?
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gstacy
I was thinking Tai would also see some minutes guarding him. Nothing to lose and I think it would help the youngster along his development.
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db11
I attended the Marquette game last night, and the Blue & Gold faithful were already "talking" about Saturday's match-up. It has already been mentioned that MU is heavily reliant on Howard, and I was surprised how thin they were at guard. Anim & Chartouney are the only other guards who receive PT. 

UW is going to have to score on Saturday and Marquette is going to need to tighten up defensively. It should be a fun game, and if you are attending, you'll be sure to get a free shake from Shake Shack. One of MU's promotions is if the opponent misses 2 consecutive free throws in the final 10 minutes, Shake Shack gives everyone in the arena a free shake. I'm certain Happ will come through for everyone in attendance.

Trice vs. Howard should be very entertaining. What is more fun than two high scoring midgets?


Well, they are the ones who insist that it's an actual rivalry...😎
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gstacy
whatever its called its a big game each year, also, not sure who is winning the instate recruiting battle.
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db11
gstacy wrote:
whatever its called its a big game each year, also, not sure who is winning the instate recruiting battle.


That would necessitiate them both recruiting more than one in-state guy each per class...although this year it's not an issue since the 2019 class is so down.
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thecrackerjack
db11 wrote:


Well, they are the ones who insist that it's an actual rivalry...😎


Yes, that was quite apparent ðŸ˜†
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thecrackerjack
gstacy wrote:
I was thinking Tai would also see some minutes guarding him. Nothing to lose and I think it would help the youngster along his development.


Until Strickland slows down out on the court, he will see 1-2 possessions / game. He should have plenty of opportunities with Trevor Anderson finishing off the ACL tear in his knee. 
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