Illinois vs. Wisconsin: Full Game Preview

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Illinois vs. Wisconsin: Full Game Preview
Illinois
(14-3, 3-1 away)
Wisconsin
(11-4, 9-2 home)
Venue: Kohl Center
2:15PM ET / 11:15AM PT, January 12, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Illinois B Paul 18.1 B Paul 4.9 T Abrams 3.2
Wisconsin J Berggren 13.4 R Evans 7.8 B Brust 3.1

The 13 points by Jared Berggren helped the Badgers to a 47-41 victory over Nebraska on January 6th. He leads the team in points with 13.4 per game and blocks with 2.1 per game. For the Fighting Illini, Nnanna Egwu finished with 8 points and 9 rebounds in the 84-67 loss to Minnesota on January 9th. He is averaging 6.3 points per game and leads the team in blocks with 1.4 per game.

Illinois StatSmack

  • Ben Brust is ranked 10th in the Big Ten in rebounds and 7th in the Big Ten in three-pointers.
  • You get an A for effort, but Wisconsin has emerged victorious against Illinois the last 3 times they've played.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Wisconsin currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (965 to 952) than Illinois, per the NCAA.
  • At least you keep showing up. Wisconsin has an average margin of victory of 11 over Illinois in 26 wins since 1980.
  • Wisconsin has a better scoring defense (56.3 allowed per game vs 65.1 allowed per game) than Illinois this season.
  • We just win. Wisconsin has more wins over the last 5 years than Illinois (135 vs 111).
  • Jared Berggren is ranked 1st in the Big Ten in blocks.
  • Ryan Evans is ranked 5th in the Big Ten in rebounds.
  • Wisconsin has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Illinois ($17,777 vs $24,554).
  • Wisconsin has a much better Kiplinger Out-of-State Ranking than Illinois (#11 vs #42).
  • Wisconsin has a much better NCSA Athletic Ranking than Illinois (#21 vs #35).
Illini Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Brandon Paul 32 18 5 3 1 1 3
B D.J. Richardson 32 11 4 2 2 0 1
B Tracy Abrams 27 12 4 3 2 0 3
B- Nnanna Egwu 24 6 4 1 1 1 1
B- Joseph Bertrand 23 9 5 1 1 0 1
C+ Tyler Griffey 23 8 3 1 1 1 1
C Sam McLaurin 20 4 3 1 0 1 1
C- Myke Henry 11 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Mike Shaw 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Devin Langford 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Mike LaTulip 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
D Kevin Berardini 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- Ibby Djimde 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
WISC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Jared Berggren 27 13 6 1 1 2 1
B+ Ben Brust 32 11 6 3 1 0 1
B Ryan Evans 29 11 8 2 1 1 1
B Sam Dekker 22 9 4 2 1 0 1
B- Mike Bruesewitz 24 7 5 2 1 0 1
C Traevon Jackson 23 5 2 2 1 0 2
C George Marshall 20 5 1 1 0 0 1
C Frank Kaminsky 11 5 2 1 1 1 0
C- Zak Showalter 9 3 1 1 1 0 0
D+ Jordan Smith 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Dan Fahey 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Evan Anderson 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Zach Bohannon 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ J.D. Wise 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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