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COL BKB: Wisconsin 75, Illinois 63

Feb. 5, 2014 at 12:29 AM   |   Comments

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Ben Brust and Sam Dekker both scored 16 points on the road Tuesday to lead 24th-ranked Wisconsin past Illinois 75-63.

Traevon Jackson chipped in with 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Badgers (18-5, 5-5 Big Ten), who had lost back-to-back games coming into Tuesday's contest.

Nigel Hayes also had 14 for Wisconsin.

Rayvonte Rice led Illinois (13-10, 2-8) with 24 points and nine rebounds. Joseph Bertrand scored 11, but it was not enough to save the Illini from their eighth loss in a row.

Wisconsin led 36-30 at halftime; however Illinois lost its shooting touch with a 37-percent field goal average in the second half.

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