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



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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