Nov. 2, 2012
MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin men's basketball team will host its annual Red and White intra-squad scrimmage at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Kohl Center.
The free Red and White scrimmage, which is sponsored by the University Book Store, will be fans' first opportunity to see the 2012-13 Badgers in action. The scrimmage will be preceded by a 2 p.m. women's basketball exhibition contest against Concordia-St. Paul.
Doors will open at 1 p.m., and only fans with a ticket to the women's exhibition game will be admitted. Admission to the Red and White Scrimmage is free beginning at 4 p.m.
|• WHAT: Red & White Scrimmage sponsored by the University Book Store
|• WHERE: The Kohl Center
|• WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 4, at 5 p.m., following the WBB exhibition vs. Concordia-St. Paul
|• COST: Free
In addition to watching the on-court action, fans will have the opportunity to meet the Badgers players and coaches during a post-game team autograph session. The 2012-13 team poster, courtesy of UW Credit Union, will also be available free of charge.
Parking is available in UW Lots 91, 46 and 29 for a $5 fee.
The men's basketball team officially opens the season with an exhibition game against UW-Oshkosh on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Kohl Center. Tip off is slated for 7 p.m.
After coming a bucket short of a trip to the Elite Eight in 2011-12, the Badgers will look to make an appearance in the Sweet 16 for the third-consecutive year.
Wisconsin returns four of its five starters, including 2012 consensus All-Big Ten honorable mention honorees Ryan Evans and Jared Berggren, from a team that won the third-most games (26) in program history last season.
The Badgers also return sharp-shooting wingman Ben Brust to a squad that poses multiple offensive threats in the backcourt, as well as experience and athleticism on the blocks.
After appearing in all 98 career games, Mike Bruesewitz (and possibly his red afro) will also return to the floor at some point this season following the rehab of his lacerated lower right leg, suffered in early October.
Several questions loom as the Badgers begin their 2012-13 season: With Jordan Taylor gone and Josh Gasser taking a medical redshirt after tearing his ACL, who will take over the point guard reigns? Where do highly-touted freshmen Sam Dekker and Zak Showalter fit into the rotation? With a wealth of returning talent, who will emerge as the leader and top-scorer in 2012-13?
These questions have yet to be answered but fans will have the opportunity to formulate their own opinions beginning at the Red and White scrimmage on Nov. 4.
Badger men’s basketball four-game ticket packages are now on sale and are affordably priced at $96. The four-game ticket packages feature games against top teams with each package including at least two Big Ten opponents.
Click here for complete details on 2012-13 men's basketball single-game and season tickets.