Connect with us


WATCH: Davis drains ridiculous 3, completing biggest comeback in Badgers history



Wisconsin's Johnny Davis (1) dunks against Indiana's Trayce Jackson-Davis (23) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

The biggest comeback in school history.

A 22-point deficit didn’t seem to matter much to the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team.

The 17th-ranked Badgers went on an 11-0 run against Indiana to close out the game and pull out the Big 10 opening win, 64-59 on Wednesday from the Kohl Center.

This Johnny Davis 3-pointer with 1:18 remaining gave Wisconsin (8-1) the lead back for the first time since early in the first half.

Along with the 11-0 run, the Badgers, who have now won six consecutive games, outscored the Hoosiers (7-2) 16-2 over the last 5:50.

“It’s easier to play when you’re down because then you get more aggressive,” Davis said.

Wisconsin’s Johnny Davis, right, reacts after hitting a 3-point, go-ahead basket against Indiana’s Anthony Leal, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin won 64-59. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

The La Crosse native led Wisconsin with 23 points, nine rebounds — tying a career high — an assist, a block and three turnovers. The sophomore shot 8 of 17 from the field and 6-for-7 from the free-throw line. No other Badger scored in double digits.

In fact, while Davis shot 47.1% from the field, the rest of the team shot 35.6% (16-for-45).

While Wisconsin was down 42-20 late in the first half, it was still losing by 18 with under 18 remaining. The comeback is tied for the biggest in school history. Back on Jan. 5, 1976, the Badgers came back from 22 down to beat Ohio State 82-81.

Some more history in the making — this was also the Badgers 19th consecutive home win over Indiana, dating back to 1998 — the first year of the Kohl Center.

“That’s before I was born, and everyone says I’m super old,” fifth-year senior Brad Davison said.

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

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *