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Mike Lucas has more than 38 years under his belt covering Badgers sports for the Madison Capitol Times. Along with national, regional and local writing awards, Lucas has been twice named the Sportswriter of the Year in Wisconsin. He also has more than 15 years as color analyst on Wisconsin Radio Network for Badger football and basketball. You can see Mike hosts his weekly television show, Sidelines on WISC TV (Ch.3-Ch.14). Lucas has authored five books: Barry's Badgers, the chronicleof the 1993 Rose Bowl Season; Five Golden Rings; the Saga of Wisconsin Hockey; The 25 Greatest Moments in Camp Randall History; Don't Flinch, the Barry Alvarez autobiography; and Another Hill to Climb, the Bo Ryan autobiography.
Matt Lepay is a native of Dayton, Ohio and is a graduate of Ohio State University (degree in journalism). He is the radio voice of Wisconsin Badgers Football and Basketball(football since 1994 and basketball since 1988-89) and a five-time Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year (as selected by state media members). You may have seen him on TV as the host of the Badgers Sports Report with UW coaches Bret Bielema and Bo Ryan. He also co-hosts Badgers Sportstalk radio shows with Mike Lucas.
Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel joined the show on Thursday to talk about the Big Ten Tournament.
Potrykus said that Traevon Jackson will have the biggest impact in the tournament for the Badgers. “His willingness and ability to make plays late in the game has been very impressive this year. It has been his probably number one asset.”
Mike Bruesewitz is a guy that Potrykus said is “probably due to hit a few perimeter shots.” He also said that if the Badgers can get some other players to hit some perimeter shots, it’s going to take some of the pressure off Ben Brust and Sam Dekker.
Although Bruesewitz has struggled from the three point arc, Potrykus said he has added “defense, rebounding, energy, and toughness.” He cited the fact that Bruesewitz has probably struggled with his shot this year because of the injuries he has had.
What seed will the Badgers receive for the NCAA Tournament? “If they have an early exit it’s going to be a sixth, if they win a game or two it’s going to be a five.”
Potrykus said the Badgers’ run in the NCAA Tournament is dependent upon the matchups they get, and if they can hit shots.