For the first time in their three prior appearances, Wisconsin (4-1) will not be playing for the Battle4Atlantis championship game. Falling in a 69-68 overtime heartbreaker to No. 3 Kansas in the semifinals, the Badgers will play USC (4-2) for third place in the event.
UW and the Trojans are meeting for just the fourth time in school history and the first matchup between the two schools since 1982. USC is coming off a 73-67 loss to No. 22 Tennessee in the semifinals.
The Badgers have finished third or better in two of their last three non-conference preseason tournaments, including winning the 2021 Maui Invitational.
Badger247 previews Friday’s third place game…
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