Wisconsin vs. Illinois: Recap and Stats

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Wisconsin vs. Illinois: Recap and Stats
Wisconsin 43
(15-7, 4-4 away)
Illinois 30
(15-8, 11-5 home)
Venue: Assembly Hall (IL)
3:30PM ET / 12:30PM PT, February 03, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Wisconsin 33 41 43
Illinois 24 44 30
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Wisconsin B Brust 20 R Evans 9 R Evans 2
Illinois J Bertrand 17 J Bertrand 7 B Paul 3

On Sunday, February 3rd, Illinois lost in front of the home crowd against Wisconsin 74-68 in conference play. The Fighting Illini now have a record of 2-4 versus AP-Ranked teams this season. The Fighting Illini were led by Joseph Bertrand, who put up a season-high 17 points and seven rebounds. Nnanna Egwu had 14 points and added seven rebounds. For the Badgers, Frank Kaminsky finished with a career-high 19 points and five rebounds. Illinois (15-8, 2-7 Big Ten) hosts third-ranked Indiana (20-2, 8-1 Big Ten) on Thursday, February 7th.

Illinois Game Notes

  • Illinois started 15-8 during the 2010, 2009, and 2006 seasons (since 1996).
  • The Fighting Illini have lost 100% of the time this season (0-4) after having a three-point percentage of 15.4% or worse.
  • Illini set season lows for steals (4) and three-pointers (2).
  • This is the 12th game at home this season--Illini has a 4.8 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (Joseph Bertrand and Nnanna Egwu) accounted for 45.5% of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Joseph Bertrand and Nnanna Egwu) accounted for 43.7% of the rebounds.
  • Joseph Bertrand has led the team in scoring 4 times and in rebounding 3 times in 23 games this season.
  • This was the 6th foul out of the season for Nnanna Egwu.
  • Nnanna Egwu had a career high with 7 field goals made.
  • Tracy Abrams has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • D.J. Richardson has 4 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the 1st foul out of the season for Sam McLaurin.
  • Brandon Paul has 5 straight double-digit point games.

Wisconsin Game Notes

  • Frank Kaminsky recorded a team season high in free throws made with 12 and free throws attempted with 14.
  • The top two scorers (Ben Brust and Frank Kaminsky) accounted for 52.7% of the points.
  • Ben Brust has led the team in scoring 7 times in 22 games this season.
  • Ryan Evans has led the team in rebounding 12 times in 22 games this season.
  • This marks the 5th 20-point game of Ben Brust's career.
WISC PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AFrank Kaminsky231951100
ARyan Evans311592010
B+Ben Brust382050002
BMike Bruesewitz33962201
B-Sam Dekker18452001
B-Jared Berggren17650012
D+Traevon Jackson28132001
-George Marshall10000000
Illini PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJoseph Bertrand311770101
ANnanna Egwu331471021
B+Brandon Paul251333201
BD.J. Richardson311042001
C+Tracy Abrams321013004
C+Sam McLaurin25231100
D+Myke Henry13210001
-Tyler Griffey8000000

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