TUSCALOOSA, Alabama (Ticker) -- Chuck Davis shines when Alabama is in the spotlight.
Davis scored a career-high 21 points as the Crimson Tide ended No. 15 Wisconsin's five-game winning streak with a 71-56 victory.
Alabama (8-2) won its sixth straight and its first against a ranked opponent. It suffered a 71-62 setback to Pittsburgh in the season opener in which Davis scored 20 points.
The 6-7 forward had another huge night by maneuvering inside for high-percentage shots. Davis had 11 straight points in one stretch as the Crimson Tide opened up a 51-40 advantage with 11 1/2 minutes remaining.
"I was in the zone," said Davis, who made half of his 16 shots. "I felt like every shot I threw up was going in and I just gotta get the ball when I feel like that."
Devin Harris pulled Wisconsin (8-2) within 53-43 with a 3-pointer before Kennedy Winston scored six straight points and Earnest Shelton's layup opened up an 18-point advantage with 6:02 to go. Shelton scored 12 of his 20 points before halftime.
"I thought Chuck Davis was a handful for them," Alabama coach Mark Gottfried said. "Earnest Shelton hit some big shots and Kennedy Winston, not only did he make some big shots, he made some great passes that led to baskets."
The Badgers failed in their second major road test after a 73-67 overtime loss at Maryland on December 2. They were much worse in this one, shooting only 37.5 percent (18-of-48) in their lowest scoring performance of the season.
Alabama held a 34-24 edge on the glass, manhandling Wisconsin throughout the contest. It also enjoyed a 30-20 advantage in points in the paint, led by Davis.
"This was by far the most physical game I have ever been a part of since I've been at Wisconsin by far," Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said. "When I say physical, I mean there was a lot of bumping and pressing going on, but we just have to be tough through all of that."
Wisconsin took its final lead at 34-33 on Andreas Helmigk's layup to start the second half. Alabama scored the next seven points to take control, including a pair of foul shots from Davis that ended that streak and started his personal run.
"Chuck has just been asking for the ball and we just fed him and gave him the ball," Shelton said. "We let our offense thrive off him in the second half."
Harris was the only Badger in double figures with 22 points. Alando Tucker, who had 39 points in his last two outings, missed the contests with a foot problem.