Wisconsin 36 39 75
Illinois 30 33 63
Date of game: 2/4/2014

Recap: Illinois vs. Wisconsin

Champaign, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Sam Dekker and Ben Brust each tallied 16 points as the Wisconsin Badgers rolled to a 75-63 victory over the Illinois Fighting Illini in a Big Ten Conference tilt at State Farm Center.

Traevon Jackson netted 14 points and pulled down seven rebounds for Wisconsin (18-5, 5-5 Big Ten), which ends a two-game losing streak. Nigel Hayes also chipped in 14 points in the winning effort.

Rayvonte Rice led all scorers in the contest with 24 points for Illinois (13-10, 2-8), adding nine rebounds to his stat line. Joseph Bertrand chipped in 11 points and Nnanna Egwu added 10 in the loss. The Illini have lost eight consecutive games.

Wisconsin shot 47.8 percent from the floor in the first half, including 4- of-11 from 3-point range, and took a 36-30 lead into the midway break. Illinois wasn't too far behind Wisconsin's total, shooting 44 percent in the frame.

The Badgers maintained a steady pace out of the intermission, once again connecting on 47.8 percent of their field goal tries in the second half. The Illini dropped their shooting percentage to 37 in the period.

Wisconsin had the edge in bench points, 19-5, and outscored Illinois from 3- point range, 30-12. The Illini had the advantage in points in the paint, 30-18.

Game Notes

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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