Recap - Wisconsin Defeats Illinois 74-51
|Recap - Wisconsin Defeats Illinois 74-51|
Wisconsin cruised to victory on Saturday, running Illinois out of the gym and running up a 74-51 score at Kohl Center.
Wisconsin was a 6-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.
Wisconsin got 15 points from Jared Berggren and another 14 points from Traevon Jackson. Ben Brust contributed 3 assists, while Jared Berggren cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.
Illinois got 16 points from D.J. Richardson in a losing cause and another 12 points from Joseph Bertrand. Mike Shaw contributed 1 assists for them, while Joseph Bertrand had 7 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Wisconsin were victorious, as the score was 39-19 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Wisconsin as they grabbed 43 boards, while Illinois only had 24.