Davison, Happ help Wisconsin cruise past Green Bay
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Freshman guard Brad Davison scored a game-high 18 points and junior forward Ethan Happ added 14 to pace Wisconsin to an 81-60 nonconference win over Green Bay on Saturday night.
The victory boosted the Badgers to a 20-0 record against their intrastate rivals.
Davison, a true freshman, scored 13 first-half points on 6-of-10 shooting.
Happ shot 7 of 9 from the field and had 8 rebounds to lift the Badgers (6-7) to their second straight win.
The Phoenix (5-8) went without a field goal -- missing nine tries -- over the final 11:42 of the first half. Green Bay senior guard Khalil Small scored baskets on consecutive possessions to trim Wisconsin's lead to 44-24 at the break.
Phoenix junior Sandy Cohen III, a transfer from Marquette, scored a team-high 12 points for the Phoenix, who shot 40 percent overall. Small delivered 12 points and freshman guard PJ Pipes, a reserve, scored 11 points for Green Bay.
Wisconsin junior forward Khalil Iverson delivered 12 points on 5-of-5 shooting. He also had 2 assists and 2 blocks.
Not only did Wisconsin outrebound Green Bay 40-20, it also dominated in the paint, 46-14.