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REPORT: Wisconsin Will Play Butler In The Fort Myers Tip-Off Tournament

(Bryan Lynn-USA TODAY Sports - via Reuters)

David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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The Wisconsin Badgers are set to play the Butler Bulldogs this season in basketball.

According to Jon Rothstein, the Badgers and Bulldogs will meet in the Fort Myers Tip-Off tournament in November. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

I absolutely love this matchup. I love it. As a Wisconsin fan, you should always want and expect to play the toughest opponents.

That’s what being a Wisconsin man is all about. If you want to be elite, then you have to play elite competition.

Butler is one of the best mid-major programs in America. Not only are they a great program, but they also have a great history.

The Bulldogs went to back-to-back title games in 2010 and 2011. They might not be in a P5 conference, but they’re damn good.

Now Wisconsin will get a crack at them early in the season. Again, I love this kind of move from everyone involved.

You should want to make your schedule as difficult as possible, and playing Butler is a step towards accomplishing that goal.

I can’t wait to see what the Bulldogs bring during the Fort Myers Tip-Off.