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 cover these teams and can separate fact from fol...