Johnny Davis struggled from the floor to start Friday’s first-round game against Colgate but when the Badgers needed him most, the B1G Player of the Year stepped up.

Davis hit some key shots down the stretch for the Badgers, leading his team to a 67-60 win and avoiding a major March Madness upset. He ended the game with 25 points and 8 rebounds.

It was really the final 8 minutes when the B1G Player of the Year shined most, though.

Davis scored the final 14 points of the game for the Badgers, which included a dagger from 3-point range to give his team a 9-point advantage with 1:28 to play. Colgate didn’t have enough left in the tank to make a run after that big bucket.

Along with Davis, the Badgers had a big day from Tyler Wahl, who scored 15 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in the win. Chucky Hepburn had a solid all-around performance with 8 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.

Colgate was led by Nelly Cummings and Tucker Richardson, who scored 20 and 15 points, respectively.

Both teams shot well from 3-point range Friday night, with Colgate connecting on 10-off-22 from deep while Wisconsin hit 6-of-17. The Badgers did a better job protecting the basketball, ending the contest with just 5 turnovers.

Wisconsin will now play Iowa State on Sunday with a trip to the Sweet 16 hanging in the balance.