Saturday, December 6, 2014

Live Game Thread Recap: No. 2 Wisconsin 49, Marquette 38

Greetings from Milwaukee, WI, where it is cold outside, but hot inside for this in-state showdown between the No. 2-ranked Wisconsin Badgers and the Marquette Golden Eagles at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Wisconsin is coming off a 78-70 loss against Duke in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Dec. 3, while Marquette defeated Tennessee 67-59 in the Orlando Classic on Nov. 30.

Frank Kaminsky leads the Badgers in scoring with 16.6 per game, while Duane Wilson leads the Golden Eagles with 14.0.

The Badgers come into today's game with a 7-1 record while the Golden Eagles are 4-3.

The atmosphere is electric at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The arena has filled up and the Marquette crowd is ready for this one.

First media timeout as Wisconsin leads Marquette 9-7 with 14:52 left in the first half.
The up-tempo pace favors Marquette despite trailing and if can stay in its favor, then it will be close throughout.

Wisconsin slowing the pace down is showing on Marquette's end as Carlino air balled a three-pointer from the wing and went out.

Media timeout: 12 7, 11:44 1st Half. Nigel Hayes leads all scorers with five.

Both teams struggling from the perimeter as Wisc is 1-5 while Marquette is 1-3.

Despite leading by seven, Wisconsin is relying way too much on perimeter shooting as it is 1-7.

The Badgers get a three to fall as Duje Dukan hits one to put them ahead of Marquette 17-7 with 8:16 left.

Marquette has struggled to string anything together in the half court sets as Wisconsin's big men have had their way in the paint.

Carlino responds for Marquette with a triple from wing.

Media timeout: No. 2 17, 10 7:42 left in the first half.

Marquette's zone is starting to cause problems for Kaminsky as he is getting very little room from the defenders to operate.

Gasser with his first points of the game on a three from the wing wide open.

Splash city as Gasser makes back to back three's forcing Wojo to call timeout as Wisc leads Marquette 23-13 with 4:01 in the first half.

Timeout on the floor as Marquette's zone has kept them in it trailing Wisconsin 25-15 with 30/4 seconds left in the first half.

 unable to score on its final possession of the half as it goes into the locker room up 25-15 on .

Marquette starts the second half on a 7-0 run forcing Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan to call a timeout.  25,  22 17:02 left.

It took a million minutes and a 1,000 rebounds lol but Josh Gasser finally hits a three for .

Marquette's bench has given the team a second wind coupled with Wisconsin's struggles from long range are giving them a puncher's chance.

Final Media Timeout: No. 2 44, 36, 2:05 left in regulation.

And Frank Kaminsky hits his first three of the game to seal it for Wisconsin. 47-38 with 31.9 left.

Final: No. 2 #Wisconsin 49, #Marquette 38.