Five things Wisconsin Basketball needs to prove in Battle 4 Atlantis

ANN ARBOR, MI - FEBRUARY 16: Ethan Happ (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Wisconsin Basketball - Brad Davison
NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 01: Brad Davison #34 of the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates the win over the Maryland Terrapins during the second round of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 1, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

Can Wisconsin make the tough shot when the time comes?

There’s going to be a time this week where Wisconsin has to get a big stop or make a huge shot in a tight game. When that time comes, how will they handle it?

Brad Davison hit a dagger three against Xavier on a tough shot and it was the only time in these first three games the Badgers were in a pressure situation. Shining in those moments throughout the year is another thing that separates good teams from great teams. If this Wisconsin team wants to be great, it has to perform in those difficult times.

The good thing for Wisconsin is they have one of the toughest dudes in the country on their team. Brad Davison has made a living out of hitting tough shots in his young Wisconsin career. Whether in pressure situations or not, Davison can step back and rise above tight defenses and hit jumpers seemingly with ease.

To go along with that, Ethan Happ is one of the calmest scorers in the paint I’ve ever seen. He can finish so many different ways and never rushes his offense. Not to mention D’Mitrik Trice is stepping into shots with oozing amounts of confidence. He’s an option as well.

The Badgers have options that fans should be comfortable with in clutch moments. It’s just up to those guys to nail the shots and get the stops.