10 Burning Questions About Wisconsin Basketball

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Apr 6, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bo Ryan and players react on the bench during the first half against the Duke Blue Devils in the 2015 NCAA Men

What will the rotation be?

The starting lineup is going to be Koenig, Showy, Hayes, Happ, and Brown. Thomas and Iverson should be the next two off the bench.

But after that, it is a mystery. Dearring, Jordan Hill, and Illikainen are worthy of playing time. But with two irreplaceable starters in Koenig and Hayes, it is hard to see Bo Ryan going 10-deep of the bench. To throw an even bigger wrinkle in that, if the NCAA declares Van Vliet eligible, you have to imagine he will also contend for minutes. After the first 5-7 players, the rotation is very messy. It should start to become clearer on Friday.

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