The Wisconsin Badgers saw their four-game winning streak come to an end, falling to Illinois 71-70 on Wednesday night at the Kohl Center. The Badgers 15-game winning streak against the Illini also came to an end.
Illinois (11-5, 3-2 Big Ten) defeated Wisconsin for the first time since Jan. 2, 2011. The Illini won for the first time in Madison since Feb. 9, 2010.
The Illini became just the fourth Big Ten team to win a league game on the road this season, joining the Badgers, Michigan State and Rutgers. Overall, Big Ten teams are 4-25 on the road in league play.
Sophomore guard Ayo Dosunmu hit a three-pointer that put Illinois up 71-67 with 45.6 seconds left. Dosunmu led the Illini with 18 points and six assists.
Wisconsin’s Kobe King answered with a three-pointer with 22.6 seconds left to climb to within one point. Giorgi Bezhanishvili missed the front of the bonus which gave the Badgers a chance. But guard D’Mitrik [Read more…]