Sykes outscored Milwaukee 22-19 in the first 16 minutes including a stretch of eight straight field goals.
Badgers improve to 3-0 in Big Ten.
Megan Lukan leads the Phoenix with 14 points.
Fouse almost records triple-double against Wright State.
Green Bay opened Horizon League play Monday, hosting Wright State.
Wisconsin 2-0 in Big Ten play
The home team opened the game with a 14-0 run but Davenport, an NAIA school, trailed just 24-13 at halftime.
Freshman Sandy Cohen III had a season-high 12 points, all in the first half.
3 wins Thursday – including Wisconsin’s Outback Bowl victory – gave the Big Ten a total of 5 this bowl season, its most since 2002.
Marcus Mariota and the second-seeded Ducks (13-1) scored five straight times when they touched the ball in the second half.