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La Crosse’s Kobe King, Badgers play high-scoring Richmond tonight in Legends Classic

Rick Solem

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Kobe King will look to make it four consecutive games in double figures scoring, as the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team plays Richmond tonight.

It’s the first of two games, as part of the Legends Classic in Brooklyn, New York. Tonight’s game begins at 6 p.m. and will be on ESPN2. The Badgers (4-1) are averaging 75.2 points, while Richmond (5-0) puts up 92.5 points a game.

In four games this season — King missed one game with a minor ankle injury suffered in practice — the redshirt sophomore is averaging 11.5 points on just 43.3-percent shooting from the field (13-for-30) but he is 3-for-6 from beyond the arc.

The La Crosse native is also averaging 3.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.8 turnovers.

King scored a career-high 18 this season against Eastern Illinois earlier this month and followed that up with 10- and 12-point games.

The Badgers will play again tomorrow against the winner of No. 19 Auburn and New Mexico.

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse