Illinois vs. Wisconsin: Recap and Stats

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Illinois vs. Wisconsin: Recap and Stats
Illinois 51
(14-4, 3-2 away)
Wisconsin 74
(12-4, 10-2 home)
Venue: Kohl Center
2:15PM ET / 11:15AM PT, January 12, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Illinois 19 32 51
Wisconsin 39 35 74
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Illinois B Paul 18 B Paul 4 T Abrams 3
Wisconsin J Berggren 13 R Evans 7 B Brust 3

On a day when they scored 30 points from behind the arc, Wisconsin upset No. 12 Illinois 74-51 in conference play. It was all Wisconsin from the beginning and they led 39-19 at the half. With the win, the Badgers improve their record to 1-2 versus AP-Ranked teams this season. Jared Berggren picked up a double-double in the win including a team-high 15 points and 12 rebounds. Sam Dekker also had a solid outing, scoring 13 points and adding four rebounds. For the Fighting Illini, Joseph Bertrand got 12 points and seven rebounds. The Badgers are on a five-game win streak. Next up for Wisconsin (12-4, 3-0 Big Ten) is fifth-ranked Indiana (15-1, 3-0 Big Ten) on Tuesday, January 15th on the road.

Wisconsin Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 5:19 left to go.
  • Wisconsin started 12-4 during the 2011, 2010, 2008, 2002, and 2000 seasons (since 1996).
  • The win over Illinois extended the Wisconsin winning streak to 6 games.
  • Wisconsin beat the spread by 17.5 points. That makes the 5th time this season the Badgers have beaten the spread.
  • This was the 8th blowout win this season (a win by 20 or more points). Over the past 5 seasons, Wisconsin has been on the winning end of 47 blowout games.
  • Prior to this game, Wisconsin played 52 Top 25 opponents in the last 5 seasons with a record of 24-28.
  • The Badgers have won 100% of the time this season (7-0) after recording 28 or more field goals made.
  • Wisconsin has won 100% of the time this season (5-0) when its had a field goal percentage of 49.1% or better.
  • Wisconsin has won 100% of the time this season (8-0) when opponents record 51 or fewer total points.
  • Wisconsin has won 100% of the time this season (5-0) after holding an opponent to under 35.3% field goal percentage.
  • This season Wisconsin has won 80% of the time (4-1) when Jared Berggren has 15 points or more and 80% of the time (8-2) when Ben Brust has 5 rebounds or more.
  • The Badgers have recorded more assists than their opponents for the past 6 games.
  • This is the 11th game at home this season--Wisconsin has a 25.7 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Jared Berggren recorded a team season high in offensive rebounds with 7.
  • The top two rebounders (Jared Berggren and Mike Bruesewitz) accounted for 46.5% of the rebounds.
  • Jared Berggren has led the team in scoring 8 times and in rebounding 5 times in 16 games this season.
  • Jared Berggren recorded the 4th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Jared Berggren has 6 straight double-digit point games.
  • Jared Berggren recorded a double-double. It was the 1st of his career.
  • Jared Berggren had a career high with 7 offensive rebounds.
  • Ryan Evans has 6 straight double-digit point games.

Illinois Game Notes

  • Illinois lost and did not cover the spread.
  • D.J. Richardson accounted for 31.3% of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Joseph Bertrand and Tracy Abrams) accounted for 45.8% of the rebounds.
  • The bench recorded more rebounds (12) than the starters (11).
  • D.J. Richardson set a career high with 7 field goals made.
Illini PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
BJoseph Bertrand291271102
BD.J. Richardson281620301
B-Tracy Abrams22940101
CMike Shaw19231101
CBrandon Paul30830001
-Mike LaTulip5200000
DTyler Griffey20210101
DSam McLaurin24010110
-Myke Henry5010000
DNnanna Egwu11010012
-Ibby Djimde3000000
WISC PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJared Berggren3015120123
ASam Dekker241343100
ABen Brust37853001
ARyan Evans191041102
BMike Bruesewitz34781002
BTraevon Jackson261431104
C+George Marshall14511000
CFrank Kaminsky9031001
-Zak Showalter4000000

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