Wisconsin’s Khalil Iverson entered Sunday night’s game against Illinois with nine points in seven Big Ten games. Against the Illini, Iverson scored 10 points and added five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block while playing a season-high 30 minutes, helping the Badgers to a 63-55 win in Champaign.
Iverson hit three-of-four from the field and four-of-four from the free throw line.
Nigel Hayes led the way with 17 points and Bronson Koenig added 11 in the win.
The Badgers were without Ethan Happ and Bronson Koenig for much of the first half because of foul trouble. When Koenig joined Happ on the sidelines, the Badgers went on a 15-4 run to take the lead and they would never trail again.
The Badgers didn’t get to the free throw line in the first half, but they hit 17 of 20 in the second half, including a perfect 10 of 10 in the final 1:07 of the game.
Wisconsin (13-9, 5-4 Big Ten) has won four in-a-row. Illinois (10-12, 2-7) has dropped four of their last five.
The Badgers return to the Kohl Center on Thursday to face the Ohio State Buckeyes.