Wisconsin routs UNC, Williams falls to 29-1 in NCAA openers

Wisconsin routs UNC, Williams falls to 29-1 in NCAA openers
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - MARCH 19: Jonathan Davis of Wisconsin throws down a dunk in front of Andrew Platek and Kerwin Walton of North Carolina in the first round of the 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament held at Mackey Arena on March 19, 2021 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Hancock/NCAA Photos/NCAA Photos via Getty Images) (Source: Andy Hancock)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — North Carolina coach Roy Williams lost his first opening-round NCAA Tournament game in 30 tries as ninth-seeded Wisconsin blew out his eighth-seeded Tar Heels 85-62.

Brad Davison scored 29 points for the Badgers, who negated North Carolina’s size advantage by draining 13 of 27 3-pointers.

The Badgers had lost four of five entering the tournament. D’Mitrik Trice scored 21 points for Wisconsin, which advanced to play the South Region’s top seed, Baylor, on Sunday.

Williams had won all 14 of his first-round games with Kansas and his first 15 with UNC. North never won more than three games in a row all season.

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