Low blow: Close-up video of Brad Davison's flagrant foul appears to show the Wisconsin guard taking a cheap shot
Wisconsin guard Brad Davison is at the center of controversy again, following what appeared to be a cheap shot in Monday night’s game against Iowa.
In the closing minute of the game, Davison was whistled for a flagrant foul after fighting through a screen that sent both he and Iowa’s Connor McCaffery to the floor. As the play was happening, it looked like Davison slipped and collided with McCaffery, causing the collision.
But a slow-motion video from close range captured Davison appearing to land a cheap shot on McCaffery below the belt. The Badger guard then proceeded to wrap his arm around McCaffery’s leg. After a review, officials considered the play to be a flagrant foul.
It was a huge moment in the game, as Iowa was up just 62-59 at the time of the foul. McCaffery made one free throw and Luka Garza made another to make the score 64-59 with under 40 seconds to play. Iowa defeated Wisconsin 68-62.
Below are the videos of the foul called on Davison:
Hard to blame the refs when Brad Davison does shit like this pic.twitter.com/ObvQQqHGrP
— Jeremy Thiel (@jeremythiel12) January 28, 2020
— Adam Edge (@Adamedge16) January 28, 2020
It will be interesting to see if the B1G issues any punishment on Davison, who has earned a reputation as a dirty player in the B1G for similar acts on the court.