Wisconsin did not take anything for granted against Loyola Chicago.

Entering Tuesday’s game, Loyola was 3-0 on the young season and came ready to play. A back-and-forth first half gave the Badgers a slim 31-26 lead at the break.

The start of the second half saw more hard-fought action with Loyola staying close for a while, but it was the hot shooting of the Badgers that helped Greg Gard’s team pull away. Wisconsin shot 10-for-18 from three-point range, including 3-for-4 from Micah Potter.

Nate Reuvers had an uncharacteristic night for Wisconsin, shooting 3-for-10 from the floor. However, even Reuvers contributed to the three-point shooting with 2-for-3 from deep.

The other driving force in the game for the Badgers was the guard play of Brad Davison and D’Mitrik Trice. The two guards combined for 34 points and shot 11-for-14 from the free-throw line to help close the game out late.

Wisconsin improves to 5-1 on the season and will get another chance to face Louisville after rescheduling the ACC/B1G Challenge game that was originally postponed. That game is now set for this Saturday with tipoff set for 12 pm EST on ESPN2.