Louisville basketball: Three players to watch for Wisconsin

Micah Potter #11 of the Wisconsin Badgers (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Micah Potter #11 of the Wisconsin Badgers (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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D’Mitrik Trice #0 of the Wisconsin Badgers (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images) /

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This is the man that is going to be looking to feed Potter and Reuvers for easy looks off of the pick and roll game. He is also the reason that guarding this Wisconsin offense can be such a nightmare for opposing teams.

D’Mitrik Trice thrives in the screen game where he can break down defenders off of the dribble and decide if he wants to take the three pointer with an inch of space or if he wants to use his elite quicks to get downhill to the basket.

He is a tough guard with very good ball handling and he is pesky on the defensive end averaging over one steal per game.

When Trice is looking to break the defense down, he is either looking to shoot or get to his right hand. When he gets to the basket, his right-handed runner is money no matter how contested it may be by the defense. Rarely does he ever go left and he has had success without having to do so, but that is something Louisville should really look to expose Saturday.

That may not stop Trice from shooting the lights out if he gets hot, but it can certainly slow down his ability to score when driving to the hoop.


This is another very tough matchup for Louisville. Wisconsin has two of the best big men in the Big Ten on the same team while the Cardinals have been scratching and clawing with only one true center getting meaningful time on the court (Aidan Igiehon) with Malik Williams out.

These three players will be of the utmost importance to stop if Louisville is to pull the upset in Madison.