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The “Bounce The Badgers” Game Thread: Wisconsin At Rutgers

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NCAA Basketball: Rutgers at Wisconsin Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

How To Watch & Listen

Wisconsin (9-7; 2-1) At Rutgers (10-6; 0-3)

Where: The RAC (capacity 8,000)

Tip-off: Friday, January 5th at 7:00 p.m. ET

TV: ESPN2 - Mike Corey and Jay Williams

Stream: ESPN App

Radio: WCTC 1450 AM & WOR 710 AM, XM 195, Sirius 137 - Jerry Recco & Joe Boylan; WRSU 88.7 FM

KenPom Rankings: Rutgers #127; Wisconsin #70

(Note: Rutgers dropped 6 spots since the 31 point loss to #13 Purdue)

KenPom Prediction: Wisconsin 62 Rutgers 61; Rutgers has an 49% chance to win

Vegas Line: Wisconsin -3

Series History: Wisconsin leads 6-1 all-time, including the past three meetings.

SB Nation Wisconsin site: Bucky’s 5th Quarter

The last time Rutgers played a Big Ten game at the RAC, they gave the now #1 squad in the country, Michigan State, all they could handle. A lot has happened for this team since, both good and bad. Mired in a three game losing streak, the Scarlet Knights have an opportunity to break through tonight against Wisconsin.

In what is just a 48 hour turnaround from its last game, a 31 point road loss at Purdue, perhaps the quick transition could benefit Rutgers. They just played three games in two and a half weeks, having to wait six days between contests. Maybe having little time in between will allow them to put the losing streak behind them and focus on a winnable game in conference play.

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