CBB Basketball: Wisconsin @ Xavier – Nov. 13
To start tonight’s slate of college basketball games we get what should be a fantastic game between Wisconsin and Xavier. This should be one heck of a game and you can catch all the action at 6:30pm EST on Fox Sports 1.
Xavier is breaking in a lot of new players under first-year coach Travis Steele, and despite two wins to open the season, the rookie coach knows his team needs to get better should they want to return to the NCAA Tournament for a sixth straight year. Their competition starts to get better Tuesday when Wisconsin visits as part of the Gavitt Tipoff Games.
The Musketeers, who lost 66.9 percent of their scoring from last season’s 29-win crew, opened the season with two closer-then-expected wins over IUPUI and Evansville, a 91-85 decision. “I was disappointed on the defensive end, we’ve gotta be a heck of a lot better especially with the schedule we’ve got coming up,” Steele said, referring to the Badgers and the upcoming Maui trip which starts with No. 12 Auburn and could include No. 3 Duke in the second round. “Man-to-man and zone, we’ve gotta be a lot better. To give them 33 threes when they went 17-for-33, it’s way too many and those guys knew that’s what they were gonna do.” The Musketeers will have to deal with one of the best players in the country Tuesday in Ethan Happ, who recorded the school’s second triple-double in an opening night win over Coppin State on Nov. 6. It was a good start for a Badger team that posted its first losing season in 2017-18 since 1998 and failed to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1997-98.
This should be close to the final buzzer, but give Xavier home court advantage along with some better defense than what they put out against Evansville and they could definitely be able to pull this one off.
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