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Wisconsin, Montana Match-up In NCAA Tournament 2012


First Posted: 03/12/2012 1:40 am Updated: 03/12/2012 1:58 pm

No. 4 Wisconsin has a tough road ahead of them to reach the Final Four, and it starts with the Big Sky regular season and tournament champions, Montana Grizzlies. Both teams are fairly equal on the glass, averaging around 33 rebounds per game. Both teams have also proved to be able to hold their own on defense. This game might come down to experience.

Which team will advance?

  • No. 4 Wisconsin

  • No. 13 Montana

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NO. 4 WISCONSIN

Overall Record: 24-9
Conference Record: 12-6
Conference Tournament Outcome: Lost To Michigan St. In Semis
PPG: 63.9 pts
Points Allowed: 52.9
AP Ranking: 14
RPI: 20
KenPom Ranking: 6
Standout Player: Jordan Taylor
Season In Review: The Badgers didn't have many quality out-of-conference wins, losing to both UNC and Marquette. They also started Big Ten play going 1-3. But Wisconsin was able to have a good second half and won 24 games en route to a No. 4 seed.
Tournament Experience: 23-16, 17 appearances, 2 Final Fours, 1 National Championships

NO. 13 MONTANA

Overall Record: 25-6
Conference Record: 15-1
Conference Tournament Outcome: Won Big Sky Tournament
PPG: 70.6
Points Allowed: 61.7
AP Ranking: none
RPI: 76
KenPom Ranking: 94
Standout Player: Kareem Jamar
Season In Review: Montana didn't get off to a strong start, but after a loss at Weber State on Jan. 14, the Grizzlies didn't lose another game and went on to win the Big Sky tournament.
Tournament Experience: 2-9, 8 appearances

Click HERE for Printable 2012 NCAA Tournament Bracket and stay tuned for in-depth coverage of March Madness throughout the tournament.
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