Badgers defeat #17 Maryland 56-54

Junior Brad Davison hit a 3-pointer with 10 seconds left to give the Badgers a 56-54 victory over No. 17 Maryland at the Kohl Center.

Davison didn’t lead the Badgers in any specific category against the Terrapins, but he made the two biggest plays of the night on consecutive plays. The first one came with UW trailing 54-53 with 12.3 seconds left when he managed to tip away an inbounds pass and then knocked it off a Maryland player. He followed that by coming off a Nate Reuvers screen for a corner 3-pointer that turned out to be the games final points.

Reuvers and Micah Potter weren’t on the court together at any point during the game, but they were big for UW. The duo combined for 31 of Wisconsin’s 56 points. Potter did much of his damage in the first half, scoring nine points and three rebounds. He finished 6-of-7 from the field and 2-of-3 from three-point range. Reuvers also hit a pair of three’s and had a big steal late in the game.

Potter only played six minutes in the second half. Head Coach Greg Gard said after the game that it was because he liked the way Reuvers was playing the ball screens on defense.

Wisconsin led 30-25 at halftime, but the defense to start the second half wasn’t good at all. Maryland came out and took it to UW, scoring 21 points on the first 13 Terps possessions. The defense was much better after that, only allowing eight points over Maryland’s final 12 possessions.

Wisconsin (11-6 overall, 4-2 B1G) will travel to East Lansing to play the Michigan State Spartans (13-4, 5-1) on Friday night. Tip-off is set for 6:00 pm (CT) and will be televised on FS1.

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