Wisconsin blows away No. 23 Louisville behind dominant three-point shooting effort
Wisconsin is looking good, showing an ability to bounce back from the first loss of the season against Marquette.
On the court, the Badgers were ranked inside the top 10 early this season. But an upset loss at the buzzer to Marquette dropped Wisconsin just outside of No. 10.
Since that loss, Greg Gard’s squad has won three straight. While the Badgers have looked good in each win, it was the performance on Saturday that put an exclamation point on the streak for Wisconsin.
Facing No. 23 Louisville in the rescheduled game for the ACC/B1G Challenge, the Badgers put up a three-point shooting effort for the ages. They shot 16-for-25, or 64%, from deep as the team scored 85 points in 40 minutes. It also resulted in a win by nearly 40 points in the 85-48 win.
If that score sounds lopsided it’s because it is. It is the worst loss for the Cardinals in over 60 years:
This is incredible. Today's game was Louisville's largest losing margin since 99-59 at Xavier on Feb. 13, 1956.
— Shannon Russell (@slrussell) December 19, 2020
Forward Micah Potter was the leading scorer with 20 points on 7-for-13 from the floor and 2-for-3 from deep. D’Mitrik Trice, Brad Davison, and Trevor Anderson all contributed three made three-point shots as four Badgers scored in double figures.
It is safe to assume at this point that Wisconsin has moved on from the early loss. Now, the Badgers will set their sights on B1G play with the conference opener against Nebraska set for Tuesday.