Wisconsin basketball plays against Marquette on Saturday, Dec. 9. The game starts at 11 a.m. CT. Stay here for score, stats and box score from the game below.
Wisconsin-Marquette basketball score: Recap
Marquette 82, Wisconsin 63 (Final): This was ugly all the way around for Wisconsin, which did not have the services of injured guards D’Mitrik Trice and Kobe King. Brad Davison scored a career-high 20 points, and Ethan Happ added 17 points, but it wasn’t nearly enough. Wisconsin is now 4-7, and it appears as thought it will be an exceptionally difficult task for the Badgers to keep their NCAA Tournament streak alive. Wisconsin has four winnable nonconference games before jumping back into Big Ten play in January.
Marquette 77, Wisconsin 56 (3:09, 2nd): Markus Howard buries a long 3-pointer over Nate Reuvers and then signals as he runs down the floor that it’s over. He’s right. Wisconsin cut this game to single digits early in the second half, but Marquette has simply been too good.
Marquette 69, Wisconsin 54 (7:41, 2nd): Brad Davison has scored 20 points, while Ethan Happ has 17 points. Davison has lived at the free throw line, connecting on 11 of 15 attempts. Marquette’s backcourt combination of Andrew Rowsey and Markus Howard has combined for 42 points, which is actually 2 points below their season average together. They have been spectacular and have totally controlled the game.
Marquette 60, Wisconsin 46 (11:11, 2nd): Wisconsin’s rotation without D’Mitrik Trice and Kobe King has been unusual, to say the least. It has forced Brad Davison to play nearly every minute at point guard. He just went to the bench for a rest, and T.J. Sclundt handled the point guard duties. The Badgers have had a difficult time stopping Marquette guard Andrew Rowsey, who is up to 19 points.
Marquette 48, Wisconsin 40 (15:07, 2nd): Ethan Happ records a steal and a fast-break layup to bring Wisconsin to within 46-40. But Marquette guard Andrew Rowsey scores on a sweet runner off the glass. Despite trailing by 17 points in the first half, the Badgers aren’t going away. Rowsey and Marquette leading scorer Markus Howard each have 3 fouls, which is something to watch moving forward.
Marquette 41, Wisconsin 32 (Halftime): Brad Davison and Ethan Happ have accounted for 22 of Wisconsin’s 32 points at the break. But the Badgers don’t have a ton of other consistent scoring options right now. Wisconsin has done well to remain in the game when the Badgers could have folded and been blown out in their own building. Does Wisconsin have enough to make a game of it in the second half? We’ll see.
Marquette 36, Wisconsin 25 (3:47, 1st): Brad Davison is up to 11 points, and Ethan Happ has 7. But there hasn’t been much assistance from the rest of the Badgers. Meanwhile, Marquette’s Markus Howard is torching Wisconsin. He has 16 points and has made 3 of 5 3-pointers. At least the Badgers are showing some fight late in the first half.
Marquette 31, Wisconsin 17 (7:52, 1st): Brad Davison is doing his best to keep Wisconsin the game, but he’s going to need a whole lot more help. Davison has 8 points for the Badgers and has made all 4 of his free throw attempts. But Marquette guard Markus Howard has been a problem for Wisconsin. He already has 11 points and buried a long 3-pointer to quell a Badgers run. Howard ran down the floor and put his finger to his lips to quiet the Badgers’ student section.
Marquette 22, Wisconsin 10 (11:24): Wisconsin’s first three subs into the game were center Nate Reuvers, guard T.J. Schlundt and forward Aaron Moesch. That says something about where forwards Charlie Thomas and Andy Van Vliet are on this team. The Badgers continue to struggle to score. It could be a long day at the Kohl Center for Wisconsin.
Marquette 16, Wisconsin 8 (13:51, 1st): Marquette’s backcourt combination of Andrew Rowsey and Markus Howard are dominating this game. Rowsey buried a 3-pointer in transition and has 2 assists. Howard has a game-high 5 points. Without D’Mitrik Trice and Kobe King, Wisconsin is in big trouble. Forward Ethan Happ leads the Badgers with 4 points.
10:43 a.m.: Wisconsin’s starting lineup will be PG Brad Davison, G Brevin Pritzl, G/F Khalil Iverson, F Aleem Ford and F Ethan Happ. With Trice out, Davison slides over to the point guard role, and Pritzl is back in as a starter. We have no idea which players will enter the rotation off the bench. It should be an adventure today against Marquette.
10:24 a.m.: Wisconsin officially announces that D’Mitrk Trice (right foot) and Kobe King (left knee knee) are out indefinitely with injuries. Trice will undergo surgery Monday and will begin rehab in 2-3 weeks. This is awful news for a team in need of something positive.
9:45 a.m.: Wisconsin could be without guards D’Mitrik Trice and Kobe King, who did not participate in warmups before the game. Trice nor King participated Thursday during practice, which was open to the media. Trice was held out with an undisclosed injury, while King was out sick. The Badgers’ backcourt would be incredibly thin without those two players.
Wisconsin-Marquette basketball: Time, game information
Wisconsin and Marquette play at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday, Dec. 9
Time: 11 a.m. CT
Date: Saturday, Dec. 9
Location: Kohl Center in Madison, Wis.
How can I watch the Wisconsin-Marquette basketball game on TV?
Wisconsin and Marquette will play on FS1.
How can I listen to the Wisconsin-Marquette basketball game on the radio?
The Wisconsin-Marquette game is available online at WIBA/iHeart radio.
Wisconsin-Marquette basketball preview
Wisconsin’s early-season struggles continued during a 59-55 loss at Temple on Wednesday. Forward Ethan Happ scored 23 points, but no other Badgers player reached double figures. The Badgers also connected on 5 of 20 3-pointers. Wisconsin didn’t score during the final 3:27.
Wisconsin is 4-6 for the first time since former coach Bo Ryan’s first season in 2001-02. That team rallied to finish 19-13, earn a tie for first place in the Big Ten and reach the second round of the NCAA tournament. This season’s bunch appears to have an even greater uphill climb.
In the past few games, Badgers coach Greg Gard has not played three frontcourt players who were expected to be key contributors this season: Andy Van Vliet, Charlie Thomas and Alex Illikainen. Wisconsin instead burned the redshirt on freshman big man Nate Reuvers after five games. Reuvers scored 2 points on 1 of 5 shooting in 12 minutes against Temple, but he had scored in double figures in his previous two games.
Happ leads Wisconsin this season at 16.2 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. Freshman guard Brad Davison is averaging 10.0 points per game after ascending into the starting lineup earlier this season. Davison leads the Badgers with 19 steals. D’Mitrik Trice is third on the team in scoring (9.4 points), followed by Khalil Iverson (7.5 points) and Brevin Pritzl (6.4 points).
Marquette is 6-3 this season and is coming off a 91-81 victory against Vermont. Markus Howard drilled 6 3-pointers and tied a career high with 34 points. Howard leads the team in scoring at 22.4 points per game, but he has had help from Andrew Rowsey, who is averaging 21.6 points. Sam Hauser is third on the team at 12.9 points per game. Hauser’s younger brother, Joey, is the top-ranked recruit in Wisconsin for the 2018 class and picked Marquette over Wisconsin.
Wisconsin leads the all-time series against Marquette 67-56. The game was first played 100 years ago, when Wisconsin defeated Marquette 15-14 on Dec. 19, 1917. In last season’s matchup, Wisconsin beat Marquette 93-84.
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