No. 23 Wisconsin Badgers Get Win Over Georgia Tech in Atlanta

The No. 23 Wisconsin Badgers (6-1) get a big win in Atlanta, 70-66, over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (5-2) inside McCamish Pavilion in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Big Ten wins the challenge.

Wisconsin’s winning streak has now hit four in a row, with all of them coming away from the Kohl Center.

Brad Davison had a day. He led UW with 27 points on 9-of-16 from the field, including 5-of-9 from 3-point range and 4-of-5 at the free throw line with three assists and two rebounds in 37 minutes.

A super night from the super senior was key.

Johnny Davis finished with 15 points on 4-of-9 from the field, 2-of-4 from 3-point range, but was 5-of-8 at the free throw line in 37 minutes. Davis had a quiet second half scoring, but did have six rebounds and five assists and played really well defensively.

As good as Wisconsin has been at the free throw line, the Badgers struggled tonight as they shot 15-of-22 (68.2%) as a team at the foul line.

Wisconsin shot 23-of-54 (42.6%) from the field and 9-of-24 (37.5%) from beyond the arc. UW had 13 assists on the 23 made field goals and committed eight turnovers.

Defensively UW played well, especially in the second half running Georgia Tech off the three-point line. My biggest frustration was allowing Georgia Tech to grab 10 offensive rebounds.

UW’s defense allowed just one made field goal in the final 5:26. Georgia Tech’s lone make in that span was a meaningless layup with 3.3 seconds left.

Georgia Tech’s Michael Devoe had a game-high 33 points on 11-of-20 from the field, including 5-of-10 from 3-point range.

Wisconsin needs to figure out a way to keep Chris Vogt and Steven Crowl out of foul trouble when Big Ten play hits.

One thing that is clear, the effort level from this UW team is way up this year compared to last season.

Up Next:

Wisconsin will welcome the Marquette Golden Eagles (7-1) to the Kohl Center on Saturday, December 4th in the 128th all-time meeting in the I-94 rivalry. Tipoff is set for 11:30 AM (Central Time) and will be nationally televised on Fox.

Wisconsin leads the all-time series against the Golden Eagles, 68-59.

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