I know, I was actually at the first Wisconsin game. And no,I'm not hung over! Some factors that play in to my crazy prediction.
1) Evans and Taylor went off on us that not, about equally. Normal for Taylor. Not for Evans. Just maybe, Diaz and/or Talley can slow down Evans. Or maybe it was a one night fluke.
2)Diaz and Talley , if still healthy, should provide a change to diversify our offense enough to score a little. We still have to hit threes from somewhere to bring them out of the paint area. But Talley can slash, which no one could that night except 1st 1/2 half Tony. And if we can get the ball into Diaz enough time for him to pop it out to an open shooter and then eventually take it to the hoop, it will change things up a bit.
3) we have more bodies to rotate in and out this time
4) I understand their arena can be a tough place to play, but the fans will either be home watching the Packer game or watching it on their phones. They won't notice much what going on on the floor and won't be that into the game unless it is close at the end
5) Wisconsin has struggled since we played them. Some tough losses, even at home. They are certainly expecting a win to get back on track. But we may see it as a motivation or an opportunity to get an awesome road win. Depends on how much our players want it.
Tell me why I'm wrong, before the game. It'll be too easy after! Serious discussion please.