Basketball pregame: Wofford vs. Wisconsion

March 19, 2010 

WHO: No. 4 Wisconsin Badgers vs. No. 13 Wofford Terriers

WHEN: 3 p.m.

WHERE: NCAA East Regional, Jacksonville, Fla.

TV: CBS (WLTX)

ANNOUNCERS: Jim Nantz play-by-play, Clark Kellogg analyst

THE SPREAD: Wisconsin by 10

RECORDS: Wisconsin 23-8, Wofford 26-8

COACHES: Wofford's Mike Young (first NCAA tournament appearance); Wisconsin's Bo Ryan (11-7 NCAA tournament record).

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

Wofford is here because of its defense, not its offense. The Terriers' guards lack size, but they are quick and play good perimeter defense. Both teams are solid defensively and both hold their foes to 41.8 percent shooting from the floor.

STARTING LINEUPS

WOFFORD TERRIERS

Pos. Ht Name, Class

F 6-6 Noah Dahlman 16.8

F 6-6 Tim Johnson 6.1

G 6-0 Brad Loesing 6.0

G 6-2 Junior Salters 7.7

G 6-2 Jamar Diggs 9.4

WISCONSIN BADGERS

Pos. Hgt./Wgt. Name, Class

F 6-10 Jon Leuer 14.8

F 6-8 Keaton Nankivil 8.6

G 6-2 Jason Bohannon 11.8

G 6-0 Trevon Hughes 15.4

G 6-1 Jordan Taylor 10.2

BOTTOM LINE

If Wofford can hit 3-pointers, this will be interesting. Wisconsin isn't overly athletic and, like Wofford, prefers a methodical pace. But the Badgers are much bigger than Wofford, which should be an advantage in a half-court game.

- From Wire Reports

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