Marquette faces tough test against No. 23 from Wisconsin | State News

Marquette (7-1) vs. No.23 Wisconsin (6-1)

Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin; Saturday, 12:30 a.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: No. 23 Wisconsin presents a tough challenge for Marquette. Marquette won one of his two games against ranked teams this season. Wisconsin comes off a 70-66 road victory over Georgia Tech on Wednesday.

LEADING THE CHARGE: Johnny Davis of Wisconsin averages 16.6 points and 4.9 rebounds while Brad Davison has 15.3 points and 4.6 rebounds. For the Golden Eagles, Justin Lewis averages 16.1 points and eight rebounds while Darryl Morsell has accumulated 15.3 points. JUMP FOR LEWIS: Lewis scored 32.4% of the 37 3 points he attempted and scored 11 of 27 in his last five games. He’s also managed 78.4% of his free throws this season.

PASSING FOR POINTS: The Golden Eagles have recently created buckets via assists more often than the Badgers. Wisconsin has collected 28 assists on 67 field goals (41.8%) in its last three outings while Marquette has collected assists on 52 of 74 field goals (70.3%) during of his last three games.

DID YOU KNOW: Marquette attempted the second most free throws of any Big East team. The Golden Eagles have averaged 24.6 free throws per game.


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