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La Crosse’s Davis scores 12 as Badgers beat Loyola

Rick Solem

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La Crosse’s Jonathan Davis tied a career high with 12 points, as No. 12 Wisconsin beat Loyola 77-63 on Tuesday.

Davis, again, did a little of everything off the bench, with five rebounds, two assists and a steal in 23 minutes, as the Badgers (5-1) won their 13th consecutive game at the Kohl Center.

The 6-foot-5 freshman was 5-for-10 from the field, 1 of 3 from beyond the arc and 1-for-1 from the free-throw line.

Loyola got out to a 7-0 lead, but the Badgers stormed back with a 17-3 run, including five points from Davis.

Wisconsin led 31-26 at halftime. Loyola tied it at 33-33 early in the second. Soon after, however, the Badgers went on a 9-0 run that turned into a 19-2 run. The Ramblers (3-1) never got closer than nine after that.

Davis scored seven of his 12 in the second half. He’s now averaging 8.2 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.0 blocks in 21.3 minutes a game. He’s shooting 44.2% from the field.

The Badgers were supposed to play Northern Iowa, but it cancelled the rest of its 2020 schedule.

So, for the second time this season, Wisconsin had to rework its schedule, adding Loyola last minute and getting No. 23 Louisville back onto the schedule for Saturday in Madison, while pushing back the Big Ten opener with Nebraska back a day, to Tuesday.

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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