The Wisconsin Badgers arrived in Detroit on Wednesday night as they get ready for their Midwest Regional Semifinals on Friday night against Davidson. The Badgers will have a practice inside Ford Field today and then move to another venue for more workouts.
Wisconsin rolls into Friday night's game at 31-4. Davidson has won 24 straight games and sports a 28-6 record. Most people think the key matchup in the game will be how Badgers guard Michael Flowers does defending Davidson sharp-shooter Stephen Curry. Curry has gone for 40 points twice this season, including the first round NCAA win over Gonzaga. Flowers is considered by some as the best defensive player in the country.
The Midwest Regional are being played at Ford Field, which is the home of the Detroit Lions. In the past, when the NCAA went into domed stadiums, they configured the court so it was near the endzone and used about half of the stadium. This year the court is set up near midfield. That will make for a very different and open atmosphere for the players. Brian Butch says that won't matter to him because both teams have to deal with the unique situation and that the setup will give more people a chance to see Wisconsin play.
The winner of Friday night's game will face either #1 seed Kansas or Villanova in the Regional Finals on Sunday.