Brad Davison's huge night lifts Wisconsin over North Carolina, sets up date with top-seeded Baylor
Wisconsin made Friday evening’s game against North Carolina look easy.
The Badgers built a double-digit lead at the end of the first half and continued to build in the final 20 minutes, cruising to a 85-62 victory over the Tar Heels. Greg Gard’s team became the first team in the B1G to win an NCAA Tournament game at Mackey Arena, with both Michigan State and Ohio State dropping games in West Lafayette.
A lot of credit goes to Brad Davison.
The senior guard scored a game-high 29 points and knocked down 5-of-7 attempts from 3-point range and also grabbed 6 rebounds and had an assist in Wisconsin’s blowout win over North Carolina. He got help from D’Mitrik Trice, as well, who scored 21 points, collected 5 boards and dished out 3 dimes.
No other Badger scored in double figures, but Aleem Ford and Micah Potter each had 9 points. Nate Reuvers scored 7 and Jonathan Davis contributed 6.
Wisconsin shot lights out from behind the 3-point line, knocking down 13-of-27 shots from long range. The Badgers also made 31 field goal attempts on 14 assists and had just 7 total turnovers in the game.
North Carolina had 10 turnovers and struggled from the floor, making 25-of-65.
With a win over the Tar Heels, the Badgers advance to take on No. 1 seed Baylor, which defeated Hartford on Friday afternoon.