La Crosse’s Davis, Badgers struggle in blowout loss to Maryland
La Crosse native Jordan Davis had just three points in 30 minutes, as the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team got destroyed at Maryland 73-55 on Wednesday.
Wisconsin (12-7), which has now lost five of six games, was down just 32-28 at halftime to the Terps (13-7) but a series of scoring droughts in the second half inched the game more and more out of reach. The Badgers scored just six points in the game’s final 9 minutes, 39 seconds.
Davis, who was coming off a career-high 15 points, was 1-for-5 from the field and 1 of 4 from deep. The 6-foot-4 junior had four rebounds, two assists and no turnovers.
Aside from the 15-point effort, Davis has now scored five or less points in his last five games, including going scoreless twice. In those five games, he’s 5-for-20 from the field and 1 of 13 from deep.
This string of five losses in six games began with a 10-point defeat at Illinois on Jan. 10. The Badgers host Illinois (14-6) at 2 p.m. Saturday — a game that will be on FOX.
Maryland has played .500 in its last eight games but is 10-1 at home.