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On the Stanford Cardinal basketball podcast with Joey:
#1 Wisconsin Badgers (5-0) held off a Stanford Cardinal (2-3) comeback on Wednesday as Wisconsin got a convincing 62-42 win in the first game of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas.
#2 Ethan Happ led the Badgers with 16 points and 12 rebounds, Nate Reuvers blocked 9 Cardinal shots, and Wisconsin earned a semifinal date with Oklahoma (4-1) on Thanksgiving Day.
#3 Wisconsin did not score a single 3-pointer until the final minute. Stanford, meanwhile, fared much worse, hitting 27 percent from the field – 11 percent behind the 3-point arc (2 of 18). Happ did the job defensively, holding KZ Okpala to 2-of-12 field goal shooting and 11 points, well short of the 22.7 points per game he was averaging.
#4 The Cardinal struggled with the Florida Gators (3-2) on Thanksgiving, dropping behind the Gators at the half, traveling to the Bahamas and playing Wisconsin and Florida and struggling against both. Was it a matter of both teams dominating Stanford or was it the travel, time difference and exhaustion for the Cardinal?
Joey does the Cardinal podcasts each Friday at http://www.sportsadioservice.com