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Test of basketball wills? Efficient Badgers ready for underdog American's Princeton offense

  • Wisconsin forward Frank Kaminsky goes up for a shot during a practice session for their NCAA college basketball tournament game Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Milwaukee. Wisconsin plays American on Thursday, March 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    Wisconsin forward Frank Kaminsky goes up for a shot during a practice session for their NCAA college basketball tournament game Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Milwaukee. Wisconsin plays American on Thursday, March 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)  (The Associated Press)

  • Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan watches his team during a practice session for their NCAA college basketball tournament game Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Milwaukee. Wisconsin plays American on Thursday, March 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan watches his team during a practice session for their NCAA college basketball tournament game Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Milwaukee. Wisconsin plays American on Thursday, March 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)  (The Associated Press)

  • Wisconsin forward Frank Kaminsky takes a shot during a practice session for their NCAA college basketball tournament game Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Milwaukee. Wisconsin plays American on Thursday, March 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

    Wisconsin forward Frank Kaminsky takes a shot during a practice session for their NCAA college basketball tournament game Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Milwaukee. Wisconsin plays American on Thursday, March 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)  (The Associated Press)

If any team can adapt to American and its Princeton-style offense, it might be No. 2 seed Wisconsin.

The Badgers (26-7) have been prepping for the 15th-seeded Eagles (20-12) and their methodical scheme since the brackets were announced on Sunday. They'll face off in an NCAA tournament game Thursday in Milwaukee, barely a 90-minute drive from Wisconsin's home in Madison.

The talent difference between the Big Ten powers and Patriot League champion figures to be wide. Jump-shooting big man Frank Kaminsky (13.6 points) should be a challenge for American center Tony Wroblicky, the Patriot League defensive player of the year.

The Eagles hope their patient offense might be an equalizer against the disciplined Badgers.