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La Crosse’s Davis scores six, as Badgers hold off Rhode Island

Rick Solem

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La Crosse native Jonathan Davis had six points, three rebounds and two blocks off the bench, as the Wisconsin men’s basketball team defeated Rhode Island 73-63 on Wednesday.

Davis played 17 minutes for the 13th-ranked Badgers (4-1), going 2-for-5 from the field, 0-for-1 from deep and 2 of 2 from the free-throw line.

The 6-foot-5 guard was coming off a career-high 12 points in the buzzer-beating loss to Marquette.

The freshman is sixth on the team, averaging 7.4 points, along with
4.8 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 1.0 block per game.

Despite shooting just 10-for-30 in the first half, Wisconsin was up 33-16 heading into the locker room.

The Badgers were led by Brad Davison’s 23 points. He was 12-for-12 from the line, while Micah Potter added 13 points, seven rebounds.

The teams combined for 48 fouls.

The Badgers host Northern Iowa (1-4) next Wednesday from the Kohl Center, but there is no game time yet.

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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