There was never much question whether Tucker would play Saturday, when the Badgers take on in-state rival Marquette at 7:30 p.m. at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee.
Mike Wilkinson, the Badgers' second-leading scorer, was another story but the 6-foot-8 senior forward is also expected to be on the floor at game time Saturday. Wilkinson wore a walking boot Thursday and missed practice with a lower left leg injury. He returned in a limited capacity Friday, participating in some drills during the portion of practice that is closed to the media, a UW official said. Wilkinson did not scrimmage with the team Friday but is expected to play against the Golden Eagles.