It was another sloppy night of basketball for the Wisconsin Badgers on Wednesday night in Champaign, Ill., but in the end, Bucky found a way to persevere, 72-60 over Illinois.
The Badgers (13-6, 5-3 Big Ten) extended their winning streak against the Illini (5-14, 1-7) to 14 games, including seven straight in Champaign. The last Illinois victory over the Badgers came in the 2010-’11 season, a 69-61 win in Champaign.
With senior forward Ethan Happ in foul trouble most of the night, sophomore Nate Reuvers came to the rescue with a collegiate high 22 points. He added 10 rebounds as well, as the Badgers broke open a close game in the final minutes. [Read more…]