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La Crosse’s Davis scoreless for 1st time, as Michigan blows out Badgers in Top 10 matchup

Rick Solem

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Wisconsin guard Jonathan Davis (1) passes the ball around Michigan guard Franz Wagner (21) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

A much anticipated matchup between two Top 10 teams in college basketball ended up being a severe letdown for Wisconsin fans Tuesday night, as No. 7 Michigan destroyed ninth-ranked Wisconsin 77-54.

The Wolverines had a stretch from the first half into the second where they outscored the Badgers 43-6.

La Crosse native Jonathan Davis, for the second consecutive game, struggled from the field. For the first time in his young career, the freshman was scoreless, going 0-for-6.

Davis, who did have four rebounds, a steal, block and assist, was 2-for-11 from the field last game.

Wisconsin (10-2, 4-2) had two in double figures — D’Mitrik Trice scored 20 and Micah Potter added 12. The two combined to shoot 12-for-24 from the field and 6 of 12 from deep.

The rest of the team shot 8-for-41 from the field (19.5%), including 3 of 16 from deep.

Michigan, on the other hand, was on fire shooting 32 of 62 (51.6%), including 9-for-16 from deep.

The Wolverines (11-0, 6-0), who also outrebounded Wisconsin 42-34, had a balanced attack with four players scoring between 12 and 16 points.

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