Wisconsin Basketball: 3 takeaways from win over Colgate

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - MARCH 18: (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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It wasn’t always pretty for the Wisconsin Basketball team on Friday night vs. Colgate, but as we’ve heard about the team throughout the season, it was gritty, not pretty.

Colgate fought hard and stayed in the game for most of it before Wisconsin would ultimately pull away in the end. In a game that the Raiders made the Badgers earn, there are three big things that we can take away.

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MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – MARCH 18: Johnny Davis #1 of the Wisconsin Badgers dunks against the Colgate Raiders in the second half during the first round of the 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Fiserv Forum on March 18, 2022 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

Johnny Davis has the killer instinct for Wisconsin Basketball

Most of us already knew that Johnny Davis had a killer instinct, so it’s okay if you don’t exactly want to view this as something to take away from Friday night’s game.

As we’ve seen many times throughout the season, Johnny Davis again showed us his desire to win. With the season on the line and the Badgers on the ropes, Davis came through when his team needed him to the most. Time and time again throughout the season, we have seen Davis take over to win the Badgers games, and there was no time when it was ever more important than it was Friday night.

It wasn’t a particularly great night for Davis as a whole, as he shot 40% from the field by going 8 for 20. That’s not the part that matters, though. Down the stretch, Davis scored Wisconsin’s last 14 points and put the game away for good.

If there’s one thing that we know about Johnny Davis, it’s that he is a competitor. There are very few players that can match him when it comes to his competitive nature.

Some players will run from the ball down the stretch of games, but Davis is a guy that wants the ball in his hands and wants to be the guy to shoulder the load in crunch time. That mentality certainly helped to save the Badgers season.