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La Crosse’s Davis has arguably best game of career, as Badgers hold off UW-GB

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Wisconsin guard Jordan Davis looks to pass against UW-Green Bay on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2022, at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis. (PHOTO: Meg Kelley via UWBadgers.com)

La Crosse native Jordan Davis led the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team with 11 points Tuesday in helping beat UW-Green Bay 56-45 at the Kohl Center.

In 33 minutes — the second-most on the team — the 6-foot-4 junior guard finished 3 of 7 from the field, including 3-for-6 from deep, while adding three rebounds, two steals a block, an assist and no turnovers in what could be argued was the best game of his UW career so far.

The three 3-pointers and two steals were career-highs for Davis.

Davis, who had a career-high 13 points last Friday against Stanford, was the only Badger in double figures, as the team shot an abysmal 30.2 percent from the field.

Luckily, the Phoenix (0-3) weren’t much better, shooting 34.1 percent. Wisconsin got out to a 26-11 lead to start and was up 32-15 at half, as UW-GB shot 1-for-10 from deep.

The Phoenix got off a 14-1 run early in the second half to pull within six. They had it within 10, before Davis ended a Wisconsin 9-minute, 0-for-6 scoreless drought with a bucket.

In the final minutes, the game got as close as seven points a couple of times, but Wisconsin held on.

Wisconsin’s Tyler Wahl and Chucky Hepburn, who combined to average 25.7 points, shot 4-for-25 from the field and combined for 16 points.

The Badgers are now 27-1 all-time against Green Bay, including 23-0 in Madison.

Next up, Davis and the Badgers host 21st-ranked Dayton (2-1) next Wednesday.

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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