The Wisconsin Badgers take a short road trip Saturday afternoon to Milwaukee, WI for a match up with the Marquette Golden Eagles. Wisconsin comes into Saturday with five wins for the first seven games played following a 3 point loss to Wake Forest. Defensively Wisconsin had one of their worst games of the season as Wake Forest scored 78 points after a 41 point second half on 53.7% shooting and 33.3% from beyond the arc. Offensively Wisconsin did shoot the ball well making 42.9% of their shots and 42.9% from beyond the arc but turn the ball over 12 times leading to the loss.
Tyler Wahl is the offensive leader for Wisconsin this season averaging 14.4 points despite shooting only 38.6% from the floor to go along with a team high 7.1 rebounds per game. Chucky Hepburm is second on the team scoring 11.6 points and leads the way with 2.7 assists, while Connor Essegian chips any third best 10 points per game as well.
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The Marquette Golden Eagles remain at home Saturday afternoon with six wins on the year riding a 3 game win streak after a 26 point blowout of Baylor. Defensively Marquette had some issues as Baylor scored 70 points on four 8.2% shooting, but the Golden Eagles forced 20 turnovers to get the victory. Offensively Marquette had their best game of the season scoring 96 points after a 51-point first half on 58.3% shooting and 48% from beyond the arc.
Olivier-Maxence Prosper is leading the Marquette offense this season averaging 14.1 points on 58.5% shooting from the floor. Kam Jones is second on the team averaging 14 points, while David Joplin chips in a third best 11.8 points as well. Oso Ighodaro Averages 10.6 points and 18 high 6.1 rebounds per game.