How to watch or stream
Game Time: 8 p.m. ET
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Wisconsin and Georgetown have gotten to know each other quite a lot lately.
This marks the third year in a row that the Badgers and Hoyas have faced off. They did so last year in the 2K Classic, and then in 2014, the two teams met in the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament.
The two teams split those matchups, and the series is evened up at 2-2 after previous meetings in 1982 and 1971 that were won by Georgetown and Wisconsin respectively.
The winner of this matchup will head to the finals of the Maui Invitational.
Seems like big stakes, yeah?
Inside the Numbers
- 9th in KenPom
- 70th in eFG%, 288nd in TO%, 8th in OR%, 278th in FTRate
- 219th in 3PT FG%, 12th in 2PT FG%, 142nd in FT%
- 40th in KenPom
- 192nd in eFG%, 180th in TO%, 117th in OR%, 10th in FTRate
- 200th in 3PT FG%, 172nd in 2PT FG%, 30th in FT%
Players to Watch
Wisconsin -- Bronson Koenig
Koenig has lived up to the hype and then some in his senior season so far and has posted incredible efficiency numbers so far, especially so inside the 3-point line. He’s taken 17 2-point field goal attempts so far and has made exactly 15 of them, missing on just two whole attempts on the year so far. Koenig is usually a sharpshooter from beyond the 3-point arc, but has started sluggishly, going 11-for-38. It’s fair to say that slump is due to end soon given his numbers in his career, and he could very well catch fire against the Hoyas.
Georgetown -- L.J. Peak
Peak has been outstanding this year but even with that said, he’s coming off of a relatively subpar performance. Although he scored 17 points in the upset win over Oregon, he did so on a mark of just 4-for-15 from the field. He did make an impact at the line, going 6-for-7 on his free throw attempts, but he will have to sharpen up his efficiency if Georgetown wants to double dip on upset victories in Maui.