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March 24, 2011Having snuck past Kansas State in the round of 32 over the weekend, the Wisconsin men's basketball team is back in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2008. Butler awaits.
Before tonight''s tip-off, BadgerBlitz.com analyzes the potential matchups between Wisconsin and Butler to provide a closer look at UW's round of 32 tournament matchup.
-Tonight's game will mark the 31st meeting between the two schools. UW holds the edge with a 17-13 advantage in the series. This will be the first meeting on a neutral floor, though.
-Bo Ryan was 0-5 against Butler during his two-year stint at UW-Milwaukee. He was not on the coaching staff at UW when the Badgers lost to Butler in 2001.
-Wisconsin junior guard Jordan Taylor is only 21 points shy of reaching 1,000 for his career.
Thursday, March 24, at approximately 8:57 p.m. CT
New Orleans, LA.
New Orleans Arena (18.,500)
TBS (Gus Johnson, Len Elmore, Reggie Miller, Marty Snider)
Wisconsin Radio Network (Matt Lepay and Mike Lucas
UW leads 17-13
Butler won, 58-44, in January of 2001
Wisconsin: USA Today: 13, Assoc. Press: 16
Butler: USA Today: RV, Assoc. Press: RV