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American heads to Milwaukee to face No. 2 seed Badgers

Monday - 3/17/2014, 10:34am  ET

Wisconsin guard Ben Brust looks down in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan State in the semifinals of the Big Ten Conference tournament Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Indianapolis. Michigan State won 83-75. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Wisconsin Badgers earned the No. 2 seed in the West region and get to stay in their home state when they play No. 15 seed American in Milwaukee on Thursday.

Wisconsin got an at-large bid after losing 83-75 on Saturday to eventual Big Ten champion Michigan State.

The Badgers (26-7) come in having dropped two of their last three games. Frank Kaminsky leads Wisconsin with 13.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.

American (20-12) earned an automatic bid after winning the Patriot League tournament with a 55-36 victory against Boston University on Wednesday night.

The Eagles are led by Jesse Reed (13.9 points) and Tony Wroblicky (12.2 points, 7.3 rebounds). They are winless in two NCAA appearances.

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