Badgers beat Purdue in Lafayette!

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For the Badgers, going into Lafayette and beating Purdue, it's a real program boost. We haven't won a game there, against Purdue, since 2014. Johnny Davis hit for 37 points, and Brad Davidson had 15. They were the only two Badgers in double figures.

What won the game for the Badgers was their tough inside play, and constantly being in the face of their 3-point shooters. Inside, it was a war, and 3 Badgers actually fouled out. But, they did their jobs, keeping the Boilermakers from making easy shots.

Purdue was ranked #3, and Wisconsin #23. This year, the only two losses the Badgers have, Ohio State and Providence, were to top 20 teams. They've also won two games from top 20 teams. This young team has a lot of wins ahead of them beyond this year. It's fun watching them play.
 

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I had a great thought about Badger Basketball, but all these previous posts made me forget....I need to go burn my eyeballs out.
 
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If you missed this last night....well worth a watch!

He was on fire. Had a great night. Five guys hitting double figures. You're tough to beat when you get that kind of a spread.

When I look at where they stand in national rankings on offense and defense, I wonder how they can be playing this well. It won't be long and we'll see how good they really are. They're going into the meat of their conference schedule.
 

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I must admit...I thought the UW team would be bottom dwellers..not so. I dont know about sweet 16, but they play hard.
 
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I must admit...I thought the UW team would be bottom dwellers..not so. I dont know about sweet 16, but they play hard.
I'm with you on this. I had no idea they were anywhere near the level they're playing at. I keep waiting for the wheels to fall off the bus.

It's a fun team to watch.
 

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Johnny Davis has been a big part of the surprise success of the Badgers. He was over shadowed by the upper classmates last season and didn't get a ton of minutes. Nobody saw this coming, probably even his coach. I have heard he might be a top 5 pick in the draft.

I think his play is not only attracting a lot of national attention, but on the court as well. Opponents are trying to slow him down and much like Giannis and the Bucks, that's just going to free up other players and make the whole team better as a result.

Badgers are really exciting to watch this year and the MSU game tomorrow should be a fun one between the top 2 teams in the Big10.
 
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