Already owning victories against Green Bay and Marquette, there remains just one in-state Division I team Wisconsin hasn’t beaten this season. They’ll get their chance to sweep through the state as they take on UWM Wednesday night at the Kohl Center.
A state-sweeping victory will continue Wisconsin’s impressive run throughout the nonconference schedule — one that is trending in an easier direction following Saturday’s victory over Marquette.
After Wednesday’s game, the Badgers will face Eastern Kentucky and Prairie View A&M, both games from the comfort of the Kohl Center. However, before they get their, Wednesday’s game is no pushover. Milwaukee will enter the Kohl Center riding a five-game winning streak and owning a 9-2 record, best in the Horizon League.
Similar to Wisconsin, the Panthers are led by a core starting group that plays 27-32 minutes per game. That group, which displays Matt Tiby, Jordon Aaron, Kyle Kelm and Austin Arians — the four leading scorers all averaging more than 12 points per game.
The final piece is the spoon that stirs the pot, junior guard Steve McWhorter, whose 3.4 assists and 1.6 steals creates much of the offense on a team that averages 76 points per game.
The stat lines rival Wisconsin’s in terms of minutes and output, so whichever front five play best might be the determining factor in the deciding a victor Wednesday night. Tipoff will arrive at 7 p.m.