NCAAB Game Recap - McNeese State at Wisconsin
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:00 PM EST

IndSt
62
Lou
91
F
Vill
51
OhSt
76
F
TxTch
103
HBU
74
F
LSU
82
VACom
84
F
(N/A)
57
UMBC
79
F
(N/A)
48
JMU
96
F
IUPUI
70
SoFL
53
F
Boston
47
Vermt
62
F
McNee
63
Wisc
83
F
Canis
57
Albany
83
F
MiaO
84
IPFW
80
F
UNCA
79
Wake
98
F
USC-Up
57
VaTec
80
F
Colg
54
Syr
70
F
Bry
69
StPet
44
F
Lafy
72
Princ
65
F
LaSal
59
Penn
75
F
LoyMD
53
OlDom
62
F
StFPA
71
Morg
65
F
Ohio
81
Iona
72
F
LongI
74
GMas
80
F
FaDi
50
Ford
53
F
NJIT
59
Corn
58
F
StJos
96
UConn
87
F
Bingha
63
Colum
75
F
Hof
71
Buck
86
F
Quin
68
Brown
70
F
HiPt
33
BC
59
F
VAWis
64
Samf
102
F
(N/A)
82
MidTN
96
F
Niag
80
SFA
89
F
TN-M
98
W IL
91
F
Gram
81
SeLA
70
F
PaulQ
66
Nich
81
F
E WA
60
StLou
82
F
CSBak
55
NrthIA
67
F
Monm
54
KansSt
73
F
Ball
67
IL-C
48
F
UMKC
58
Drake
76
F
Drex
57
Rut
62
F
Purd
55
Marq
65
F
CS-Ful
60
Wyo
53
F
WIGB
78
NM
93
F
NebOm
65
ColSt
80
F
S UT
63
BYU
68
F
Prov
63
NW
72
F
FlInt
77
NCSU
86
F
OkSt
73
Charl
54
F
GrCan
61
SDSU
86
F

Nov 13, 2019, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

McNeese State (1-3)

34

29

63

Wisconsin (2-1)

37

46

83

Davidson, Ford lift Wisconsin past McNeese in 83-63 win
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:48 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin made more 3-pointers in its game against McNeese than it did in its first two games of the season. But it took the Badgers one half to get going from long range.

Brad Davison scored a game-high 24 points, Aleem Ford added a career-high 16 points and Wisconsin drained 10 3 pointers in its 83-63 win against McNeese on Wednesday night.

Ford, who had two 3-pointers and shot 7 of 11 from the field, said it was a tale of two halves. And as the Badgers (2-1) picked up their defense, the shots went in. Wisconsin shot a season-high 10 of 28 from beyond the arc.

In the Badgers' first two games, they shot 8 of 27 from long range.

"It started on the defensive end for us, just trying to get more stops," said Ford. "And then, play inside out and get good looks. I felt like we had some good looks in the first half and they just didn't fall. But in the second half, they were falling. So, we just tried to stick to it and stay confident in our shot."

Brevin Pritzl scored 13 points in his first start in two seasons for the Badgers, who won their second straight.

Kobe King, a sophomore wing who scored a career-high 18 points in the Badgers' victory on Nov. 8 over Eastern Illinois, didn't play on Wednesday after suffering a left-leg injury in practice on Monday.

Forward Sha'Markus Kennedy scored 18 of his team-high 20 points in the first half and A.J. Lawson added 10 for the Cowboys (1-2).

McNeese coach Heath Schroyer said Wisconsin adjusted after halftime and doubled- and triple-teamed Kennedy.

"I thought they did a really good job staying attached to our shooters," Schroyer said. "Their length and strength, and ability to close out is really good.

"I thought Sha'Markus had his way in the first half, but they took him away in the second."

Kennedy scored seven points to pace McNeese State to a 9-2 lead to start the game.

The Badgers missed seven of their first eight shots but went on an 8-0 run - including back-to-back 3-pointers - to tie the game at 10.

Davison hit 3 of 4 from 3-point range and lifted the Badgers out of their shooting slump. His jumper with two seconds before halftime extended Wisconsin's lead to 37-34.

The Cowboys did a good job containing Wisconsin big man Nate Reuvers in the first half. Reuvers, a 6-foot-11 junior who was often double teamed, scored 10 points in the win.

Reuvers sat the final 6:50 of the first half with two fouls, and picked up his third less than two minutes into the second.

D'Mitrik Trice had a pair of 3-point buckets, and Pritzl added another to increase the Badgers' lead to start the second.

Wisconsin strung together a 13-3 run that included five straight points from Ford, capped by a layup with 10:36 left to give Wisconsin a 69-52 lead.

Walt McGrory, a reserve guard, scored a career-high nine points for Wisconsin.

The Badgers scored 30 points off 18 McNeese State turnovers.

"If the 3s are there, great, but we kept the ball around the perimeter and didn't play inside out like we need to do," Gard said.

"Once we started to do that and attack the press a bit, we were able to loosen up a little bit and make it easier for us in the second half."

LONG-RANGE GOALS

Wisconsin shot 10 of 28 from 3-point range in the victory, including seven 3s in the second half. Five different players drilled baskets from beyond the arc.

McNeese shot 8 of 20 from 3-point range, as five players drained 3-pointers.

BIG PICTURE

McNeese: Kennedy is a force inside for the Cowboys. He made all nine of his shots from the field and 8 of 10 from the foul line.

Wisconsin: Not only did Pritzl play well in his first start in two seasons, the Badgers got critical contributions from reserves McGrory and Tyler Wahl. Those efforts will be needed when Reuvers gets in foul trouble like he did against McNeese State.

UP NEXT

McNeese State: Plays at New Mexico on Saturday.

Wisconsin: Host intrastate rival Marquette on Nov. 17.

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Leaders

McNeese State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Moore 0 0 0 1 0 0
M. Hutchinson 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wisconsin PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Anderson 0 0 4 2 1 0
M. Ballard 0 0 0 1 0 0

Team Comparison

McNee Wisc
Points For 63 83
Field Goals 21/45-47% 29/55-53%
Three Pointers 8/21-38% 10/28-36%
Free Throws 13/17-76% 15/18-83%
Offensive Rebounds 5 7
Defensive Rebounds 19 21
Rebounds 27 32
Blocks 2 3
Steals 4 10
Turnovers 18 9
Personal Fouls 21 15
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Wisc Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Nov 13 McNee 63 @ Wisc 83 L. Washington 2 T. Wahl 3

Game Information

Stadium: Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin
Attendance: 16,816
Game Time: