The No. 11 Wisconsin Badgers (16-3, 7-2 B1G) get a 73-65 road win inside Pinnacle Bank Arena over the Nebraska Cornhuskers (6-14, 0-9 B1G). The Badgers are back in a first-place tie in the Big Ten Conference.
Wisconsin set the tone by making nine 3-pointers in the first half and iced the game by attacking the post in the second half.
Brad Davison led UW with 21 points, with 17 of them coming in the first half. Davison hit five three-pointers which put him at the top of the list for most 3’s made in program history.
Chucky Hepburn and Johnny Davis each scored 13 points respectively and Steven Crowl added 12 points.
Davis was held scoreless in the first half but imposed his will in the second half.
Tyler Wahl returned to the lineup after sitting out last Friday’s game against Michigan State and, while he didn’t light up the stat sheet, he made his presence felt.
I thought Ben Carlson gave UW 22 solid minutes tonight and he finished with six points and five rebounds. It’s good to see him playing with some confidence because the Badgers will need him down the stretch.
Wisconsin shot 25-for-68 (36.8%) from the field, 10-for-22 (45.5%) from 3-point range and made 13-of-18 (72.2%) from the free throw line. UW out-rebounded Nebraska 47-34 and had two more assists (12 to Nebraska’s 10). But the Badgers did have 10 turnovers, which is a decent number, but a few of them came at bad times when Nebraska was making a push to get back in the game.
It was a nice win against a team UW should have beaten coming off Friday’s loss.
Wisconsin will host arch-rival the Minnesota Golden Gophers (11-5, 2-5 B1G) inside the Kohl Center on Sunday, January 30th. Tipoff is scheduled for 12:00 PM (Central Time) and will be televised on the Big Ten Network (BTN).