Wisconsin defeats St. Francis (Bkn) in season opener 81-58

Johnny Davis scored 15 points with five assists, freshman Chucky Hepburn added 13 points and a giddy postgame Tik-Tok as Wisconsin defeated St. Francis (BKN) 81-58.

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

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

Patrick Emilien, a transfer from George Mason, led the Terriers with 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting and five rebounds.