MINNEAPOLIS -- In years past, the Wisconsin Badgers would beat opponents by boring them to death.
Badgers coach Bo Ryan runs a system that thrives on patience. Wisconsin's players on previous teams would often hold the ball until the 35-second shot clock neared zero. It wasn't uncommon for the Badgers' final scores to be in the 50s, or even the 40s.
Such was the case last year when UW beat Minnesota by a painstakingly low final score of 45-44. The Gophers were held to just 20 points in the second half, thanks in part to Wisconsin's deliberate pace of play.
That is not a tempo that this year's Gophers squad likes to play at. Fortunately for Minnesota, it may not have to when the Badgers come to Williams Arena. Entering Wednesday's matchup, Wisconsin is actually scoring at a higher clip (75.8 ppg) than Minnesota (75.1).
For those hoping for a low-scoring affair, prepare to be disappointed.
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