Wisconsin faces James Madison in first round of NCAA Tournament

Fri, Mar 22, 2024
NCAAB News (AP)

Wisconsin faces James Madison in first round of NCAA Tournament

James Madison Dukes (31-3, 19-3 Sun Belt) vs. Wisconsin Badgers (22-13, 14-10 Big Ten)

New York; Friday, 9:40 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Badgers -5.5; over/under is 145

BOTTOM LINE: No. 23 Wisconsin plays in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against James Madison.

The Badgers' record in Big Ten play is 14-10, and their record is 8-3 in non-conference games. Wisconsin ranks fifth in the Big Ten with 34.0 points per game in the paint led by Tyler Wahl averaging 7.9.

The Dukes are 19-3 against Sun Belt teams. James Madison averages 84.4 points and has outscored opponents by 15.2 points per game.

Wisconsin averages 7.1 made 3-pointers per game, 1.1 more made shots than the 6.0 per game James Madison allows. James Madison averages 8.8 made 3-pointers per game this season, 1.9 more made shots on average than the 6.9 per game Wisconsin gives up.

TOP PERFORMERS: AJ Storr is averaging 16.9 points for the Badgers. Max Klesmit is averaging 1.8 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games.

Terrence Edwards is averaging 17.4 points and 3.4 assists for the Dukes. Noah Freidel is averaging 1.8 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Badgers: 5-5, averaging 78.1 points, 33.1 rebounds, 14.4 assists, 7.3 steals and 1.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 75.2 points per game.

Dukes: 10-0, averaging 82.2 points, 36.1 rebounds, 14.4 assists, 7.6 steals and 2.6 blocks per game while shooting 49.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 69.1 points.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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