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bsn lucasWith all due respect to Allen Iverson, the 11-time NBA All-Star and Hall of Famer, Wisconsin coach Greg Gard was more than happy talkin' about practice, not a game, but practice.

One of the many benefits from the Australia/New Zealand trip is 10 extra practices.

"We've had a chance to put in things this summer that normally they wouldn't hear until October or November and that's specifically on the defensive end," Gard said of the additional opportunities to shape his team.

"Typically, in a non-trip year, we've always used the summer for offense only. But we've had to put things in schematically defensively because they have to know what we're talking about.

"We're trying to get everyone on the same page as much as possible (before playing the exhibition games). We want to see how guys fit together. We just have more on our plate than normal."

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