Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Wisconsin won the season opener 81-58. defeated St. Francis (BKN) in

MADISON, Wis. (NWN) — Johnny Davis scored 15 points with five assists, freshman Chucky Hepburn adds 13 points and ticks a grumpy postgame -Tok as Wisconsin beat St. Francis (BKN) 81-58 on Tuesday night.

Wisconsin jumped to an 11-3 lead with point guard Hepburn scoring Davis on a drive and a pull-up jumper on back-to-back property and adding a drive and a deep 3-pointer during the run.

Hepburn made a driving layup from the St. Francis turnover as the Badgers took an 11-point lead, 23-12, at 9:17 of the first half and held a double-digit lead the rest of the way. Wisconsin-made lead is as large as 32 points.

Hepburn became the first true freshman since Devin Harris in the 2001–02 season to debut in a season opener for the Badgers, and the fifth freshman since 2000 to score double digits in the season opener.

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Transferring from George Mason, Patrick Emilion led the Terriers of the Northeast Conference, shooting 8-of-11 and scoring 18 points on five rebounds.

Lorne Bowman dropped three 3-pointers for his nine points. Hepburn, Davis and Brad Davison scored two 3-pointers as Wisconsin buried 10 of 22 from distance, made 13 of 18 free throws and controlled Glass from 48 to 31.

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