No. 23 Wisconsin Badgers Take Down Iowa Hawkeyes

The No. 23 Wisconsin Badgers (12-2, 3-1 B1G) handle the Iowa Hawkeyes (11-3, 2-2 B1G) inside the Kohl Center, 87-78.

The game ended up being a nine-point game, but the game was never that close. Iowa went on a mini run in the game’s final 90 seconds against the reserves.

Wisconsin led for 37:50, Iowa led for 40 seconds and the game was tied for 1:30. Wisconsin won the paint battle 40-38, the rebounding battle 43-26. UW committed just eight turnovers and had 15 assists.

Another impressive win for this Wisconsin team coming off their biggest win of the year. There were some excellent stretches of first half team defense and even for most of the second half that unfortunately looks worse on paper due to the garbage time minutes.

Johnny Davis was special once again, scoring 26 points on 10-of-18 from the field, grabbed nine rebounds and has five assists.

In the last two games, Davis is averaging 31.5 points per game on 54.8 percent shooting, 11.5 rebounds and four assists.

While Johnny Davis is rightfully the talk of the game tonight, Tyler Wahl played tremendously well also. Wahl did a little bit of everything tonight for the Badgers.

Wahl finished with 16 points on 6-of-7 from the field, grabbed nine rebounds, had two assists, two steals and a block and played great defense. Tyler Wahl has had some big offensive moments and games this season so far, but tonight was probably his best offensive game of the year.

Brad Davison finished with 18 points, Steven Crowl finished with 12 points and Chucky Hepburn finished with 11 points to round out the double-digit scorers for Wisconsin.

Postgame Johnny Davis said: “We’re tired of people not expecting us to do a whole lot (offensively).”

Up Next:

The Wisconsin Badgers will travel to College Park to take on the Maryland Terrapins (8-6, 0-3 B1G) on Sunday, January 9th in an important game for both teams. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:30 PM (Central Time) and will be televised on the Big Ten Network (BTN).

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