Sun, Mar 20, 3:12am by Kevin Pitstock
When: 1:40 PM ET, Sunday, March 20, 2011
Where: McKale Center, Tucson, Arizona
Wisconsin has beaten some good teams this year and one of them was the #1 team in the country Ohio State. Guard Jordan Taylor can dominate a game from start to finish. He averages 5 assists per game to go along with 18 points a game and is a pesky one on the defensive end of the floor. Jon Leuer averages 18 points a game and grabs over 7 boards per game. The team averages 68 points a game and allow 58 back to their opponents. Wisconsin comes in a the #4 seed in the tournament and lead the nation in free throw shooting at 82.3% and hold the distinction of the fewest turnovers a game at 7.6. The overall record for the Badgers is 24-8.
Kansas State Overview
The Wildcats enter with a 23-10 record and are a #5 seed in the tourney. They have won nine of their last eleven games. Jacob Pullen averages 19.6 points a game and gets 3.8 assists along with 1.4 steals a game. Guard Rodney McGruder grabs 6 rebounds a game and scores 11.4 per game. The team averages 73 points a game and grab 37 rebounds. They keep their opponents at bay by allowing them to garner only 27 boards a game.
Pick and Prediction
The inside game will be controlled by Kansas State as they have the players to put the stop on Wisconsin. Both teams have an outstanding guard they rely on to get them the win. Wisconsin will likely be the better team for outside shooting and take great pride in their defense. Checking the odds from Iasbet is Wisconsin -2.5 for this game. Defense wins this one for the Badgers as they cover this spread with a win. Look for Wisconsin to win 58-52.
Our Pick: Bet Wisconsin -2.5 at Iasbet
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