- Sam Dekker and Ben Brust scored 16 points apiece Tuesday and Wisconsin ended atwo-game losing streak with a 75-63 win at Illinois. Traevon Jackson and Nigel Hayes had 14 each for Wisconsin (18-5, 5-5 Big Ten). The loss extended the misery for Illinois (13-10, 2-8). The Illini have losteight straight. That streak started with a 95-70 blowout by the Badgers inMadison on Jan. 8. Wisconsin's biggest edge was from 3-point range. The Badgers were 10 of 23.Illinois was just 4 of 10 on 3-pointers.
Four of Wisconsin's 3-pointers were Dekker's. They included a pair over thefinal three minutes that kept the Illini at arm's length. The last of them madethe score 66-57 with 2:38 to play and gave the Badgers a comfortable edge. Rayvonte Rice led Illinois with 24 points and nine rebounds.
Written By: Associated Press