Wisconsin State Journal reporter Jim Polzin breaks down the matchup between the University of Wisconsin men's basketball team and the Marquette Golden Eagles on Sunday at the Kohl Center in Madison.
WISCONSIN VS. MARQUETTE
When: Noon Sunday
Where: Kohl Center
Radio: 1310 AM and 101.5 FM, with Matt Lepay and Mike Lucas
Coach: Greg Gard, 82-48 in his fifth season at UW.
Player to watch: Junior guard Brad Davison (above) scored a game-high 24 points in UW’s 83-63 win over McNeese State on Wednesday night. Davison went 7 of 8 from the field and 7 of 7 from the free throw line.
PROBABLE UW STARTERS
|0||D'Mitrik Trice (above)||6-0||Jr.||7.3|
KEY BADGERS RESERVES
|5||Tyler Wahl (above)||6-7||Fr.||1.7|
YOU SHOULD KNOW
UW is 67-58 all-time vs. Marquette but has lost two games in a row in the series. … Kobe King (left ankle) is set to return to the lineup after sitting out the McNeese State game. … The Badgers are shooting 79 percent from the free throw line. … Aleem Ford (above) has 11 fouls in 77 minutes. He fouled out against Eastern Illinois and had three by halftime against McNeese State.
GOLDEN EAGLES (2-0)
Coach: Steve Wojciechowski, 99-69 in his sixth season at Marquette.
Player to watch: Junior guard Koby McEwen (above), who sat out last season after transferring from Utah State, scored 23 points in Marquette’s 65-55 win over Purdue on Wednesday. McEwen made three 3-pointers and went 8 of 9 from the free throw line.
PROBABLE MU STARTERS
|2||Sacar Anim (above)||6-5||Sr.||9.0|
KEY GOLDEN EAGLES RESERVES
|30||Ed Morrow (above)||6-7||Sr.||4.0|
YOU SHOULD KNOW
Markus Howard (above) is averaging 24 points in three career games against UW. … Marquette’s opponents are shooting 32.3 percent overall, 23.8 percent from 3-point range and 41.9 percent from the free throw line. … Theo John is averaging 8.5 rebounds and 4.5 blocks per game.