La Crosse’s Jonathan Davis had seven points, two rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal in helping the Wisconsin men’s basketball team take down Michigan State on the road.
Davis shot 3-for-6 from the field, as the ninth-ranked Badgers beat the No. 12 Spartans 86-76 on Christmas — the first time in Wisconsin’s 121-year history playing on the holiday.
It was also the first win for the Badgers (8-1, 2-0 Big Ten) at the Breslin Center since 2004. Wisconsin has now won 10 consecutive Big Ten Conference games.
Michigan State (6-2, 0-2) was up nine early in the second half before imploding.
Wisconsin went on a 14-7 run over the final 4:03 to pull away.
D’Mitrik Trice led Wisconsin with a season-high 29 points, going 7-for-14 from the field, 4 of 7 from deep and 11-for-15 from the line.
In nine games now, the freshman Davis is averaging 7.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists. He also has six steals and seven blocks.