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Davis scores 14, as Badgers avenge earlier loss to Ohio St.

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Wisconsin's Johnny Davis (1) shoots against Ohio State's E.J. Liddell, left, and Eugene Brown (3) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin won 78-68. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

A rough shooting night for La Crosse native Johnny Davis, but it didn’t seem to matter.

His 13th-ranked University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team pulled out a 78-68 win over No. 16 Ohio State at the Kohl Center on Thursday.

Davis was just 4 of 18 from the field and 1-for-5 from beyond the arc, scoring 14 points for the Badgers (14-2, 5-1). It’s the first time all season he hasn’t scored 15 or more. Davis, who added nine rebounds, two assists and a steal, is 2-for-12 from beyond the arc in his last two games.

While Wisconsin lost by 18 a month ago to OSU (10-4, 4-2), with only two scoring in double-figures in that one, this time it wasn’t all on Davis and Brad Davison.

Davison scored 25, hitting 4 of 6 from beyond the arc, while Tyler Wahl went 8-for-10 from the field in scoring 20.

The Badgers withstood a 50%-shooting night from the Buckeyes, who were just 3-for-19 from deep.

Wisconsin had 16 assists on 27-for-58 (46.6%) shooting. OSU had just seven assists on 30-for-60 shooting.

Wisconsin’s Johnny Davis, second from left, grabs a defensive rebound away from Ohio State’s E.J. Liddell (32) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

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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