This would be a good time to play our best and sneak a win across the state line.
Hopefully this is a bit of a "trap" game for Wisconsin, as we are sandwiched in between MSU and Iowa. However, its hard to see us winning up there, especially since Wiscy has been on a roll (7 game winning streak).
It all hinges on which Mav shows up. If he can play like he did the last couple games, they have a shot. Also, Groce needs to keep his best 7-8 players on the floor, if he goes past 8 players then he isn't helping this team win games. If they can stay out of foul trouble it shouldn't be a problem playing 8 guys (Tate and Austin, dnp coaches decision) in a rotation.
If Groce does play Tate or Austin, 2 of these 3 (Tate, Austin, Lewis) should never be on the court together. It just grinds the offense to a halt and is a major contributor to the offensive lulls we have seen.
have Tate and Austin ever been in a game at the same time? They always subbed for each other. Tate's and Austin's last four game minutes played
Rutgers- 3- ot Tate 9 Austin 14
Iowa- Tate 10 Austin 4
NW- Tate 3 Austin 4
Rutgers- Tate 3 Austin 9
I think the sub patterns have been ironed out a lot more since DJW has gotten extended tick and Finke's injury.
So you know when your season is going bad... For some reason I decided to check on the women's score tonight on fighting Illini.com. They are winning big! However, the site has Purdue beating Wisconsin, not Illinois.:doh: