Career-high night from Johnny Davis leads Wisconsin to huge road upset of Purdue
Wisconsin received the good news that the Badgers were back to full strength for Monday’s game vs. Purdue. That news was a harbinger of things to come for the contest in West Lafayette.
From the opening tip, Wisconsin was eager and ready to go toe-to-toe with Purdue. Early foul trouble for Jaden Ivey in the first half and a poor shooting night led the Badgers to a 29-24 lead at the break.
In the second half, Johnny Davis continued a marvelous run as he produced a career-high 37 points on 13-for-24 shooting. He rounded out a double-double with 14 rebounds to go with 3 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks.
Davis also produced a late 3-pointer to give Wisconsin the breathing room to slip away with the 74-69 upset:
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For the game, Wisconsin held Purdue to a 41.1% shooting night. Jaden Ivey scored 14 points for Purdue but had an uncharacteristically poor shooting night while going 3-for-9 from the floor. Zach Edey led the Boilermakers with 24 points off the bench.
After a near-dominant run in non-conference play, Purdue falls to 1-2 in conference play with losses to Rutgers and now Wisconsin. Meanwhile, the Badgers – back at full strength – improved to 11-2 overall and 2-1 in the B1G.