Wisconsin 74, Illinois 68

Sunday, February 3, 2013 3:30 PM
Location - Assembly Hall, Champaign, Illinois
Officials - Paul Janssen, Ray Perone, Mike Sanzere
Attendance - 15073

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Wisconsin 33 41 74
Illinois 24 44 68

Recap

Wisconsin 74, Illinois 68: Ben Brust scored 20 points as the visiting Badgers completed a regular-season series sweep of the Illini for the second straight season.

Frank Kaminsky, a 6-11 sophomore forward, came off the bench to score a career-high 19 points and Ryan Evans added 15 points and nine rebounds for Wisconsin (15-7, 6-3). The Illini, who came in averaging over eight 3-pointers per game, were limited to 2-for-13 shooting beyond the arc.

Guard Joseph Bertrand scored 17 points and center Nnanna Egwu finished with 14 points for Illinois (15-8, 2-7), which has lost six of its last seven games.

Illinois, which fell behind 14-0 in a 74-51 loss to the Badgers in Madison on Jan. 12, started much better in the rematch, taking a 16-14 lead at the 8:20 mark of the first half on a 3-pointer by guard D.J. Richardson. But the Badgers, behind 11 points by Brust, went on a 19-8 run after that to take a 33-24 halftime lead.

Illinois closed to within 35-30 early in the second half on an Egwu dunk and had a chance to cut it to three but Myke Henry missed a dunk after a Bertrand steal. Brust then nailed a 3-pointer a few moments later to start an 8-0 run by the Badgers, and Illinois never got closer than five points the rest of the way.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Senior G Brandon Paul, the Big Ten's No. 3 scorer (17.6) who was named to the John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25, did not start for Illinois for the first time this season but scored 13 points on 3-of-13 shooting. Paul had eight points on 1-of-11 shooting in the first meeting. ... Richardson moved past Johnny "Red" Kerr (1,299) into 21st place on the Illini career scoring list with his first-half 3-pointer. Richardson now has 1,307 career points. ... Illinois lost its fourth straight home game, the first time since the 2007-08 season that the Illini have dropped four in a row at home.

Wisconsin Badgers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Ben Brust 38:00 7-11 2-5 4-6 0 5 5 0 0 0 2 0 20
Mike Bruesewitz 33:00 2-3 1-2 4-6 1 5 6 2 1 2 1 0 9
Traevon Jackson 28:00 0-4 0-0 1-2 0 3 3 2 3 0 1 0 1
Ryan Evans 31:00 5-11 0-0 5-11 3 6 9 2 3 0 0 1 15
Jared Berggren 17:00 2-6 0-1 2-3 2 3 5 0 3 0 2 1 6
George Marshall 10:00 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
Sam Dekker 18:00 2-5 0-1 0-0 3 2 5 2 0 0 1 0 4
Frank Kaminsky 23:00 3-7 1-3 12-14 0 5 5 1 3 1 0 0 19
Zak Showalter 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 21-49 4-14 28-42 9 29 38 9 16 3 8 2 74
  42.9% 28.6% 66.7% Team Rebs: 0   Total TO: 8

Illinois Fighting Illini

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Nnanna Egwu 33:00 7-14 0-0 0-1 1 6 7 1 5 0 1 2 14
Sam McLaurin 25:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 1 5 1 0 0 2
D.J. Richardson 31:00 4-9 2-5 0-0 0 4 4 2 3 0 1 0 10
Joseph Bertrand 31:00 8-12 0-1 1-2 2 5 7 0 4 1 1 0 17
Tracy Abrams 32:00 4-10 0-1 2-2 0 1 1 3 4 0 4 0 10
Brandon Paul 25:00 3-13 0-4 7-10 2 1 3 3 3 2 1 0 13
Tyler Griffey 8:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Mike LaTulip 2:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Myke Henry 13:00 1-3 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2
TOTAL 200 28-64 2-13 10-15 7 19 26 10 27 4 9 2 68
  43.8% 15.4% 66.7% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 9