Sunday, November 18, 2012

Wisconsin State Journal Previews Cornell at Wisconsin

What: University of Wisconsin men's basketball team vs. Cornell
When, where: 5 p.m. Sunday, Kohl Center.
TV: None.
Radio: 101.5 FM.
On the web:

About the Badgers

Coach: Bo Ryan, 269-102 in his 12th season at UW.

Player to watch: Mike Bruesewitz. The senior forward has come off the bench the first two games after returning from a leg injury, but he played 23 minutes in a 74-56 loss at No. 10 on Florida and appears ready to regain his starting role.

Probable starters Ht Yr ppg
5 Ryan Evans 6-6 Sr. 8.0
31 Mike Bruesewitz 6-6 Sr. 7.0
40 Jared Berggren 6-10 Sr. 15.0
3 George Marshall 5-11 Fr. 4.0
1 Ben Brust 6-1 Jr. 10.0

Key reserves Ht Yr ppg
15 Sam Dekker 6-7 Fr. 9.5
44 Frank Kaminsky 6-11 So. 5.0
12 Traevon Jackson 6-2 So. 6.0

You should know: This game falls under the umbrella of the Las Vegas Invitational, as does UW’s game against Presbyterian on Tuesday. … UW is 0-1 all-time against Cornell. The Big Red shot 61.1 percent, including 8 of 15 from 3-point range, to beat the Badgers 87-69 in a 2010 NCAA tournament second-round game in Jacksonville, Fla. … UW suffered double-digit defeats early in 2007-08 (Duke), 2008-09 (Connecticut) and 2009-10 (Gonzaga) but recovered to post at least 20 wins in each of those seasons.

About the Big Red

Coach: Bill Courtney, 23-36 in his third season at Cornell.

Player to watch: Galal Cancer, In addition to being the Big Red’s leading scorer, the sophomore guard has a sparkling 3.75 assist-to-turnover ratio.

Probable starters Ht Yr ppg
13 Errick Peck 6-6 Sr. 9.3
32 Shonn Miller 6-7 So. 9.3
55 Eitan Chemerinski 6-8 Sr. 2.7
1 Galal Cancer 6-2 So. 11.3
23 Johnathan Gray 6-3 Sr. 6.3

Key reserves Ht Yr ppg
3 Nolan Cressler 6-4 Fr. 10.7
24 Devin Cherry 6-3 Sr. 6.3
22 Miles Asafo-Adjei 6-2 Sr. 0.7

You should know: Cornell is located in Ithaca, N.Y., and competes in the Ivy League. … Cressler is shooting 75 percent (8 of 12) from 3-point range. … Cornell opened the season with a 63-55 victory over Western Michigan but followed that up with back-to-back losses to St. Bonaventure (72-68) and Saint Peter’s College (68-64). … This is Cornell’s first road game of the season and part of a stretch in which the Big Red will play six games in 11 days.

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