BuckyCap: Badgers’ Hot Shooting Flames The Phoenix
Wisconsin Badgers have kept it rolling after their win against Marquette, they take down UW-Green Bay on Thursday evening, 88-70. Wisconsin had their hot 3-point shooting on display once again. This has to be a welcomed sight for Badgers fans. For the last few years, Wisconsin did not seem to be consistent from beyond the arc. They had good shooters, but it would come and go throughout the games played. Badgers made an eye-popping 48 percent of their three-point shots on Thursday night.
Player of the Game: D’Mitrik Trice – Even though he was fourth in scoring last night, I loved what Trice did on the floor for Wisconsin. He scored 11 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists. That last number is a big one. If Trice can find a way to be a four to seven assist guard per game, Wisconsin will be a different team. Maybe, Trice finally understands that he is not a shoot-first point guard. We’ll see. Sometimes, the non-conference games can be fools gold for stuff like this.
Honorable Mention: Brad Davison – Another good night for Davison as he continues his strong season. He finished with 15 points, five rebounds and made three 3-pointers. Davison is part of the charge of guys making their shots for Wisconsin. The junior is averaging 42 percent from three. Now, that’s eight points higher than the last two years with the Badgers. Will he regress? Maybe. But there’s a chance he’s poised for a huge year, and if that’s the case, Wisconsin is in a better spot than the experts thought at the start of the year.
Micah Potter’s story is complete: After the game, Greg Gard spoke about Micah Potter not being allowed to play until December 21st. It is the most passionate I’ve seen Gard in a press conference. As I said this morning, Tom Izzo had no right to be as upset as Gard.
— Evan Flood (@Evan_Flood) November 22, 2019
Next up: Wisconsin will head to Brooklyn for the Legends Classic on Monday. They’ll take on a decent Richmond team. The thing that would make me a touch nervous if I were Wisconsin is Richmond’s familiarity with the gym. They play the A-10 tournament at the Barclays Center, so, they may feel better on the court. Wisconsin will play either Auburn or New Mexico on Tuesday night.