Wisconsin falls 54-49 against Iowa State in second round of NCAA Tournament

The Badgers finish with a 25-8 overall record for the 2021-2022 season.
Wisconsin's Johnny Davis shoots in front of Iowa State's Aljaz Kunc during the first half of a...
Wisconsin's Johnny Davis shoots in front of Iowa State's Aljaz Kunc during the first half of a second-round NCAA college basketball tournament game Sunday, March 20, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)(Jeffrey Phelps | AP)
Published: Mar. 20, 2022 at 6:07 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 20, 2022 at 7:43 PM CDT
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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WMTV) - Wisconsin’s season is over after falling to Iowa State 54-49 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Milwaukee.

Badgers Brad Davison made an impact early in the game, scoring five of UW’s first eight points of the game.

Both teams combined from 20-52 from the field, as expected, a defensive battle early on, Badgers would be in the bonus with over 11 minutes left to play in the first half, the Cyclones racking up eight fouls in the first 10 minutes of the game.

Racine native Tyrese Hunter had a rough start for the Cyclones going 0-6 from the field.

With 4:37 left to play Chucky Hepburn would go down while trying to plant his foot, and held his left ankle. He was helped off the court, could not put any weight on his ankle and went into the locker room to be evaluated. He would not return for the remainder of the first half.

Badgers spokesperson Brandon Harrison confirmed on Twitter that Chucky Hepburn would be out for the remainder of the game with a lower body injury. He was seen coming back into the arena wearing a boot and crutches.

Wisconsin trailed Iowa State 27-26 at halftime.

With Hepburn out, there was a noticeable shift in energy and momentum for the Badgers who were 2/22 from the three, their worse three-point-performance of the season and also had a season-high 17 turnovers.

Badgers found themselves in foul trouble with over 13 minutes remaining in the second half, Brad Davison and Tyler Wahl with four offensive fouls, Steven Crowl and Johnny Davis had three.

Davis was the Badgers’ lead scorer with 17 points, with Davison right behind with 12.

Iowa State will go on to play either Miami or Auburn at the Sweet 16 in Chicago.

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