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La Crosse’s Davis scoreless, Badgers swept by Northwestern for 1st time in 27 years



Wisconsin’s Tyler Wahl tries to get past Northwestern’s Brooks Barnhizer during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team lost to Northwestern 54-52 on Sunday, getting swept by the Wildcats for the first time since the 1995-96 season.

La Crosse native Jordan Davis played just 14 minutes and was scoreless for the third consecutive game. The junior was 0-for-2 from the field. His role has diminished significantly over the past couple of weeks.

Over the final 2 minutes, 55 seconds of this one, the two teams scored just one basket — a Chucky Hepburn jumper with 45 seconds left to put UW (13-9) up 51-50. Northwestern (16-7), however, sealed it with free throws and a Brooks Barnhizer block of Hepburn with 20 seconds to go.

Wisconsin had one more shot, after a missed 1-and-1 by Northwestern, but Hepburn missed a jumper with six seconds left.

The Badgers have now lost four of five and seven of their last nine, after starting the season 11-2.

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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