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1. Get Kam involvedDespite the best efforts of Alando Tucker and Marcus Landry against Michigan State, the Wisconsin offense was stagnant due in large part to the absence of strong point guard play. When Kammron Taylor plays well, the Badgers play well.2. Go at OdenLike all good shot blockers, despite what may seem obvious, Greg Oden is most effective when an offensive player fades away to avoid getting his shot blocked. If the Badgers penetrate and find Oden between them and the basket, they must go into him and draw contact, both to avoid getting their shots blocked and to get the freshman in foul trouble.3. Box outThe Buckeyes can afford to shoot tons of 3s because they have the league’s leading rebounder, Oden, under the basket to clean up their misses. Putting a body on him will be important, as will boxing out shooters, as long shots tend to result in long rebounds, especially in light of UW’s 41-24 butt-kicking on the glass by Michigan State Tuesday.4. Get to the rim and lineThe Badgers, who lead the league in free throw attempts (25 per game), only shot 12 in their loss to Michigan State Tuesday. If Wisconsin is to get the road victory, it will need to not only earn free throws, but also capitalize on opportunities.5. Don’t panicMuch like in the loss at Indiana earlier this season, Wisconsin panicked in the closing minutes of the game at MSU. If the Badgers find themselves in a similar situation Sunday, they must be patient, continue to run the offense, and not settle for quick 3-pointers.
The Angels on Wednesday acquired left-hander Dillon Peters from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor-league right-hander Tyler Stevens.Peters has been a starting pitcher, and he can be optioned, so he will likely become part of the Angels’ rotation depth.The Angels designated right-hander Alex Meyer for assignment to create a spot for Peters on the 40-man roster. Meyer had a setback this fall in his rehab from shoulder surgery. He last pitched in July 2017.Peters, 26, had been designated for assignment by the Marlins on Tuesday. He has a 6.10 ERA over 13 games, including 11 starts in the past two seasons. Peters was the Marlins’ 10th-round pick in 2014. In 67 career minor-league games, all starts, he has a 3.37 ERA.Stephens, 22, was the Angels’ 18th-round pick in the 2017 draft. He has an ERA of 5.00 in 102-2/3 innings in the minors. He pitched at three levels of the system in 2018, reaching Triple-A.In a separate move, the Angels released Jose Fernandez, who had been designated for assignment on Tuesday. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error