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NC State Basketball

Previewing Wisconsin

November 27, 2018
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Here is a quick look at No. 22 Wisconsin, NC State's opponent tonight in the 2018 ACC/Big Ten Challenge.


PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP
 

# Position Name Height Weight Stats
0 G R-SO D'Mitrik Trice 6'0 185 16.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 57% 3s
34 G SO Brad Davison 6'3 206 9.0 ppg, 2.8 rpg
21 G SR Khalil Iverson 6'5 217 5.8 ppg, 6.7 rpg
22 F R-SR Ethan Happ 6'10 237 17.8 ppg, 12.5 rpg, 5.7 apg
35 F SO Nate Reuvers 6'11 240 7.5 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 47% 3s


KEY RESERVES
 

# Position Name Height Weight Stats
15 F Charles Thomas 6'8 250 7.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg
23 G Kobe King 6'4 203 6.3 ppg, 42% 3s
1 G Brevin Pritzl 6'3 198 5.8 ppg, 38% 3s


PLAYERS TO WATCH

Senior Forward Ethan Happ: One of the best players in the country, Happ is a unique player.

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 Senior Forward Ethan Happ

A true low-post scorer, he has outstanding post moves and touch around the rim – but what makes him so special is his ability to pass the basketball. Rarely do you see a post player averaging nearly six assists per game, but he does a great job of finding his teammates and Wisconsin has shooters all around Happ on the floor.

He has to be the focal point for NC State, given he leads the team in scoring, rebounding, and assists.

Sophomore Guard D'Mitrik Trice: A deadly shooter, Trice is shooting nearly 58% from three-point range, averaging 3.3 made 3's per game.

He's not much of a facilitator, but he doesn't turn the ball over and is going to be critical against NC State's pressure.

X-FACTOR

Sophomore Forward Nate Reuters: A player NC State recruited out of high school, the 6-foot-11 Reuters is more comfortable on the perimeter with Happ working on the block.

Reuters is shooting 54.5% from 3-point range but has also been a presence defensively, as he's averaging 3.0 blocks per game.

His ability to protect the rim has been big for Wisconsin's defense, but will he be comfortable playing on the perimeter when NC State goes small?

QUOTEBOARD

Wisconsin Head Coach Greg Gard On NC State:

"It will be a completely didfferent team than what we saw Friday [in Virginia].  Instead of it being 60 possessions it will be 120.

"Kevin does a good job implementing what he wants to do with rotating 10 guys through, playing 94 feet for 40 minutes, trying to speed you up, some pressure that will come most of the game.  

"It will have a different feel than what Virginia had. Instead of a halfcourt, fist-fight or rock-fight it will be more of them playing a smaller lineup at times.  Obviously really good players in Bryce and Dorn and some other Midwest kids we've recruited through the years.

"It's a good team, totally different style-wise... it will have a different feel than what Virginia had."  

 
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