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Marquette Golden Eagles
Often ignored nationwide when top college basketball rivalries are talked about, Marquette-Wisconsin especially in recent years, with each team making annual trips to the NCAA Tournament is as good as it gets.
Saturday at BMO Harris Bradley Center, the schools will meet for the 119th time, and folks inside state lines know how important this game is: recruiting battles and bragging rights will be decided, and NCAA paths better defined.
"Wisconsin versus Marquette is really important on a lot of different layers to a lot of different people," Marquette coach Buzz Williams said this week. "We typically always play this time of year. It's 2-2 in the time I've been here. We've each won on each other's home floor."
This time around their early-season records aren't sparkling Marquette is 5-2 and Wisconsin 6-3) and both teams badly need a victory. FOXSportsWisconsin.com's Golden Eagles writer Andrew Gruman and Badgers writer Jesse Temple cove...
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It's widely believed the Badgers play slow under Bo Ryan, deliberately running their swing offense. And that's been true for many years, but as Marquette prepares to face the Badgers on Saturday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, Williams is preparing for a different type of Ryan-led team.
"Who do you think plays faster, us or them?" Williams asked.
If many in the...
MILWAUKEE -- Same old Wisconsin? Not to Marquette coach Buzz Williams.
It's widely believed the Badgers play slow under Bo Ryan, deliberately running their swing offense. And that's been true for many years, but as Marquette prepares to face its in-state rival Saturday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, Williams is getting ready for a different type of Ryan-led team.
Junior Cadougan scored 13 of his 18 points in the final 10 minutes and Vander Blue added 17 points to lead Marquette past rival Wisconsin 60-50 on Saturday night.
Marquette, coming off an 82-49 loss at No. 6 Florida on Nov. 29, led the entire game but wasn't able to shake the Badgers until the closing minutes.
No Wisconsin player scored in double digits with Jared Berggren...
Junior Cadougan scored a game-high 18 points and former Wisconsin commit Vander Blue adds 17, as Marquette builds a 14-point halftime lead and hangs on for a wire-to-wire 60-50 victory over Wisconsin at the BMO Harris Bradley Center Saturday.