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Davis scores six, as 19th-ranked Badgers get blown out by No. 12 Illinois

Davis scores six, as 19th-ranked Badgers get blown out by No. 12 Illinois

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La Crosse’s Jonathan Davis had seven points, four rebounds as the the 19th-ranked University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team lost to No. 12 Illinois 75-60 on Saturday at the Kohl Center.

Davis was coming off a career game, setting highs in points, field goals made, 3-pointers, steals … and turnovers.

Saturday, though, was the second game of the season the freshman went without a block or a steal.

Davis was 3-for-6 from the field and 1-for-1 from beyond the arc in 26 minutes — the third-most minutes on the team. He’s now made his last five 3-pointers, after going 0-for-8 before that.

Wisconsin (14-6, 8-5 Big Ten) was down 36-23 at halftime and shot just 16.7% from beyond the arc (4 of 24). The Badgers also had 11 turnovers, though Illinois (13-5, 9-3) had 18.

Illini guard Ayo Dosunmu had a triple-double with 21 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists. He also had seven turnovers.

At 4 p.m. Thursday, Wisconsin next plays at Nebraska. The game will be on ESPN2.


TOP PHOTO: Wisconsin’s guard D’Mitrik Trice (0) battles for ball control with Illinois guard Ayo Dosunmu and forward Giorgi Bezhanishvili (15) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Holly Hart)

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