Wisconsin used a balanced offensive attack to register an important B1G road win on Saturday night.
Brad Davison led the way with 16 points and Ethan Happ and D’Mitrik Trice each added 14 as the 22nd-ranked Badgers knocked off Northwestern 69-64 in Evanston. Khalil Iverson also dropped 11 points in win.
Happ also added another double-double to his season total, grabbing 10 rebounds in the victory.
The two teams went back and forth in the first half, and Northwestern had a 32-31 halftime lead. The game was played pretty evenly in the second half too, with the two teams exchanging blows throughout the final 20 minutes.
Iverson and Davison made some key buckets and free throws down the stretch and Nate Reuvers sealed the victory with two late shots from the charity line, making it a two-possession game. Reuvers finished the contest with six points and nine rebounds.
Vic Law and Derek Pardon had monster games for the Wildcats, combining for 45 of Northwestern’s 64 points. Law had a game-high 24 points while Pardon scored 21.
Wisconsin improved to 11-5 in the B1G with the win, moving within a half-game of the fourth-place spot in the league standings. They are 1.5 games out of first. The Badgers are also 19-8 on the season.