Wisconsin’s offence struggled down the stretch, but the Badgers still managed to beat North Carolina 85-62 in their first round NCAA Tournament game.
Brad Davison, a guard for the Badgers, had a tremendous game, scoring a season-high 29 points (5-for-7) against the Tar Heels.
D’Mitrik Trice added 21 points to the Badgers’ total, so Davison wasn’t the only player to do so.
Now that they’ve advanced to the round of 32, Wisconsin will meet the Baylor Bears, the tournament’s No. 1 seed, on Sunday.
Brad Davison, No. 9 Wisconsin Route No. 8 UNC 85-62 in NCAA Tournament 1st Round
The 18-12 Badgers, who had trouble winning at Mackey Arena during Big Ten play, made the trip to West Lafayette, Indiana, worthwhile by eliminating a 6-5 North Carolina Tar Heels club.
Since head coach Greg Gard’s first full season in Madison in 2016-17, this is the first time Wisconsin has made it to the second round.
The 18-11 Tar Heels haven’t returned home after a single game since their 1999 loss by two points to then-No. 13 Weber State.
It’s also the first time Roy Williams has ever had a team he coached in North Carolina get eliminated in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
The Davis Family Has Believed in Johnny’s Ability
Johnny’s extended family has had more faith in his potential than anybody else to realise the American Dream.
After Johnny came off the bench for the Badgers in the 2020-21 season, Mark Davis, Johnny’s father, made a strong statement regarding his son.
Dreams evolve as we grow older. After being projected as a first-round selection, it was moved up to the top five. At this point, a random drawing will determine the outcome.
Despite declaring throughout the season that he wasn’t thinking about the draught and wanted to stay focused on the present.
Davis revealed Thursday that it was always on his mind. After the season was over, he admitted, “I let myself think that I could be a lottery choice.”
The Wisconsin Badgers basketball team is a Big Ten Conference member and a Division I programme.
The Kohl Center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin–Madison is where the Badgers play their home games.
Through the end of the 2018-19 season, Wisconsin’s basketball team has amassed 1,618 victories, putting them in the top 50 all-time among Division I college basketball programmes.