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Game Primer: How To Watch, Things to Know for Wisconsin vs Kansas

Here's everything you need to know as the Kansas Jayhawks continue in the Battle 4 Atlantis against the Wisconsin Badgers.
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The Kansas Jayhawks won their first game against NC State in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, but we didn't really get any answers to the questions that we came into the day with. They will get another chance today against the defensive-minded Wisconsin Badgers.

The Badgers are coming off of a 43-42 first-round win over the Dayton Flyers. They are coming off a season when they won the Big Ten title, but they were picked 9th in the SI preseason Big Ten preview. They were 25-8 last season, and are 148-78 under head coach Greg Gard, who is in his eighth season at the helm of the program.

Kansas moved up to #3 in both polls this week. Wisconsin is unranked.

Kansas leads the all-time series between these two programs 3-1, but the two teams have never squared off in a neutral location. The last meeting between these two teams was a 76-60 Kansas victory in Lawrence back on December 8th, 1969.

Here are the essentials:

How to Watch

Thursday, November 24th, 10:00 a.m. CST

Paradise Island, Bahamas: Imperial Arena (4,000)


- Jon Sciambi (Play-by-Play), Jimmy Dykes (Analyst)

Radio: Jayhawk Radio Network

Webcast: KU Athletics Radio

- Brian Hanni (Play-by-Play), Greg Gurley (Analyst)

Online Streaming: fuboTV (Start your free trial)

The Numbers

#3/#3 Kansas: 5-0, KenPom: 14th overall, 28th offense, 10th defense

Wisconsin: 4-0, KenPom: 44th overall, 121st offense, 12th defense

Line: KU -7.5

O/U: 128.0

Odds via SI Sportsbook

Game Coverage

Wisconsin Preview

Game Predictions from the Blue Wings Rising staff

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Fun Facts

The Jayhawks have kept each opponent under 40% shooting from the field this season. The last time the Jayhawks did that was the 2009-2010 season, where they held each of their first seven opponents under that mark.

Jalen Wilson and Kevin McCullar both had a double-double in yesterday's victory, marking the first time this season that two Kansas players have recorded a double-double in the same game.

Gradey Dick's six three-pointers in the win were the most by a Kansas freshman since J.R. Giddens hit 7 in 2004 against Iowa State.