It promises to be the game of the day in the NCAA Tournament as the Wisconsin Badgers take on the Xavier Musketeers on Mar. 20 in this March Madness clash you won’t want to miss. But what time does it tip off and what else do you need to know? Click to learn more about this fascinating match!
Wisconsin Badgers and the Xavier Musketeers are two college basketball teams with a lot of history. On Mar. 20 these two giants of the game go head-to-head in the NCAA Tournament Round of 32, in what should be an intriguing contest. But where can you watch it and what time does it start? Let HollywoodLife.com answer these questions for you by clicking down!
1. What time does the game start and what channel can I watch it on?
Wisconsin and Xavier do battle in the evening game at 8.40 p.m. EST. There are various ways of seeing the game, including watching it online here, or on the CBS affiliated TV channel TNT. It’ll be a late finish on the East Coast, but it’ll be well worth it!
2. How did both teams get to the Round of 32?
The Badgers won ugly against the Pittsburgh Panthers, just edging a tight contest 47-43 in an exceptionally low-scoring game that was dominated by poor shooting accuracy and aggressive defense. Xavier were a little more graceful, avoiding an upset against #15 seed Weber State with an easy 71-53 win.
3. Who’s the key battle between?
It’s the two forwards that will be going face-to-face that you’ll need to keep an eye on. 6’10 senior James Farr was sensational against Weber, scoring a double-double. He managed 18 points and 15 rebounds in a commanding performance that demonstrated his power. But Wisconsin’s Vitto Brown has showed he can be a consistent scorer. In his past 11 college games he’s made 51.1% of his three-point throw attempts. Overall, he’s averaging 12.2 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.
4. How many times have these two teams met in NCAA Tournament history?
Believe it or not, there’s only been one prior meeting between Wisconsin and Xavier. In 2009, it was the Musketeers that got the better of the Badgers in a Second Round game 60-49. Can Wisconsin get revenge for that defeat? It should be interesting!
5. Who has the better history in the NCAA Tournament?
Wisconsin does, by a mile! They’ve played in 21 tournaments, winning one championship in 1941 and scoring 4 Final Four appearances. Xavier has made 25 tournament appearances, but is yet to win a championship or feature in the Final Four.
HollywoodLifers, who’s going to win this one? Let us know your predictions below!