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La Crosse’s Davis looks to continue solid start for Badgers, who host Maryland on Monday

La Crosse’s Davis looks to continue solid start for Badgers, who host Maryland on Monday

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Coming off a career-high 30 minutes, and doing a little bit of everything in the biggest win for the Wisconsin men’s basketball team so far this season, La Crosse’s Jonathan Davis looks to continue a solid freshman campaign.

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Davis had seven points, two rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal in the Badgers’ 85-76 win over No. 12 Michigan State on Christmas.

Wisconsin (8-1, 2-0 Big Ten), currently ranked ninth in the country, is bound to move up in those rankings later Monday, before it hosts Maryland (5-3, 0-2) at 6 p.m. at the Kohl Center.

The 6-foot-5 Davis is averaging 7.8 points, 4.8 rebounds — second on the team — 1.3 assists and a combined 1.5 blocks/steals a game. The freshman is shooting 46.7% from the field, 44.4% from deep and 62.5% from the free-throw line.

Wisconsin has won five consecutive games and seven of its last home games, scoring an average of 79 points while giving up 56.1 at the Kohl Center.

Don’t look for Wisconsin to have many turnovers in this one.

The Badgers’ offense has recorded a turnover on only 12.5% of their possessions, which is the second-lowest rate in the country.
Meanwhile, Maryland has forced its opponents to turn the ball over on just 17.3% of all possessions (ranked 288th among Division I teams).

Micah Potter leads Wisconsin with 13.1 points, 7.1 rebounds a game. D’Mitrik Trice averages 13.0 points, 3.2 assists for the Badgers.


TOP PHOTO: Wisconsin’s Jonathan Davis tries to shoot past Nebraska’s Lat Mayen during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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