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, Wisconsin took on Illinois and got a road victory against the Fighting Illini 74-68 in Big Ten action. The Badgers go to 3-4 versus AP-Ranked teams this season with the win. Frank Kaminsky led the Badgers and put up a career-high 19 points plus five rebounds. Ryan Evans had 15 points and added nine rebounds. Joseph Bertrand got a season-high 17 points and seven rebounds for the Fighting Illini. The next game will be on Wednesday, February 6th when Wisconsin (15-7, 6-3 Big Ten) hosts Iowa (14-8, 3-6 Big Ten).

Wisconsin Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 0:36 left to go.
  • Wisconsin has lost 75% of the time this season (2-6) after recording 21 or fewer field goals made.
  • When the opposition shoots a field goal percentage of 43.8% or better this season, Wisconsin has lost 75% of the time (2-6).
  • The Badgers set a season high for free throws made.
  • The last time Wisconsin recorded at least 28 free throws made was Dec 23, 2011 against Mississippi Valley State.
  • Wisconsin set a season low for total points.
  • The Badgers have recorded more three-pointers than their opponents for the past 8 games.
  • Wisconsin has recorded fewer steals than their opponents for the past 5 games.
  • This is the 4th loss of the season where the Badgers opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
  • Frank Kaminsky recorded a team season high in free throws made with 12 and free throws attempted with 14.
  • Ben Brust accounted for 46.5% of the team's points.
  • Ben Brust has led the team in scoring in 7 out of 22 games this season.
  • Ryan Evans has led the team in rebounding in 12 out of 22 games this season.
  • This marks the 5th 20-point game of Ben Brust's career.

Illinois Game Notes

  • Joseph Bertrand accounted for 56.6% of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Nnanna Egwu and Joseph Bertrand) accounted for 43.7% of the rebounds.
  • Joseph Bertrand has led the team in scoring 3 times in 23 games this season.
  • Nnanna Egwu has led the team in rebounding 8 times in 23 games this season.
  • This was the 6th foul out of the season for Nnanna Egwu.
  • Nnanna Egwu set 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.
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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