Never count out coach Bo Ryan's team, right? The Badgers have proven in the past they're not to be dismissed, but this season's team has some inexplicable problems despite the return of some of last season's main contributors. Key player: Senior forward Ryan Evans needs to make more strides, averaging similar numbers to last season with 11.5 points per game. Key stat: So far Wisconsin is the Big Ten's worst free throw shooting team, making only 64.8 percent. Big Ten opener: Thursday against Penn State.
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