Greg Gard determines his depth as new season approaches

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin men’s basketball held its annual secret scrimmage on Sunday with Northern Iowa and the only details Greg Gard released from it: the Badgers never trailed and he played 12 guys.

Once the regular season starts, Gard will tighten up his rotation, but right now he’s trying to figure out what he has. And this year, with all the new faces, there might be a number of combinations that see the hardwood.

“Obviously we have three really, really good players that are proven,” Gard said. “Then the rest, we’ve seen guys take hold and step forward. I think it’s also going to be one of those teams where it could be different guys in that 8, 9, 10 spot each night.”

The Badgers will host UW-Eau Claire for an exhibition game on Oct. 30 at 11:30 a.m. with the regular season beginning Nov. 7 against South Dakota.