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    Xavier at Wisconsin Thoughts / Predictions

    Okay, with the "kick off the rust" games behind them versus Morehead State (101-49) and Rider (101-75), Xavier now heads to Wisconsin on Thursday night to face the Badgers. This game is part of the Dave Gavitt Big Ten / Big East challenge, and will air at 8:30 (probably closer to 8:45) on FS1.

    Wisconsin is a FANTASTIC home team, but they return only 40% of their minutes played from the 2016-17 season. I do love the 6'11" Belgian, Andy Van Vliet, that dude can really stroke it!!

    Let's hear 'em, what do you expect on Thursday night.

    For me, I think the Badgers slug out a low-scoring win riddled with a TON of whistles. I'll say Wiscy beats the X-Men 71-68.
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    Wisconsin has no business sticking with this Xavier team.

    I'll say Xavier wins it 71-57.

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    I know it is part a reflection of the opponent, but the X offense is clicking on all cylinders early. Wiscy will slow them down but X prevails, 77-70.

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    I like X by 7-10. Bluiett gets 35 and the Buddy Hield comparison grows stronger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Costigan View Post
    I like X by 7-10. Bluiett gets 35 and the Buddy Hield comparison grows stronger.
    That's a brutal comparison...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    That's a brutal comparison...
    My bad. Go X!

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    The Kohl Center is a tough place to play. I'll take the Badgers by 3.

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    Go Badgers!

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    Feels like a game X should win going away, but I'm not sure what to expect from them on defense yet. I'll go 81-73 bad guys...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    Feels like a game X should win going away, but I'm not sure what to expect from them on defense yet. I'll go 81-73 bad guys...
    If Gates can't guard my favorite Belgian, Xavier is going to have to junk it up a little. We KNOW Kanter won't be able to guard him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MentschTrachtGottLacht View Post
    If Gates can't guard my favorite Belgian, Xavier is going to have to junk it up a little. We KNOW Kanter won't be able to guard him.
    Kanter couldn't guard you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    Kanter couldn't guard you...
    Without question. That is, at that level, no bueno. Derrick Brown once blocked a 3 attempt of mine 20 rows up at Cintas, I know what an athletic 4 who can defend looks like. I also know the inverse when I see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCDAWGS19 View Post
    Go Badgers!
    Xavier hater????

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    X by 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    Feels like a game X should win going away, but I'm not sure what to expect from them on defense yet. I'll go 81-73 bad guys...
    Who do you consider the bad guys?

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