Game Recap: Wisconsin stifles No. 12 Illinois

Traevon Jackson (Moebius/12)

The Badgers dismantled the No. 12 Illini within the friendly confines of the Kohl Center with four players with points in double figures.

Wisconsin 74, Illinois 51

AP Recap

Box score and play-by-play (pdf)

Recap courtesy of The Badger Herald: Badgers bruise No. 12 Illini in 74-51 blowout win

Game Day Grades

Notes: Wisconsin earns its first 3-0 start in Big Ten play since the 2008-09 season, marking the fifth time UW has accomplished the feat in the Bo Ryan era ... The Badgers began the game on a 14-0 run, holding Illinois scoreless for periods of 6:47 and 4:57 during the first half ... UW has now won 11 of the last 15 meetings vs. Illinois, including four straight ... Senior Jared Berggren recorded his first career double-double, tallying 15 points and 12 rebounds, while adding a pair of blocks ... Sophomore Traveon Jackson scored a career-high 14 points on 5-of-8 (.625) shooting from the field, including a 2-for-2 (1.000) effort from beyond the arc ... Freshman Sam Dekker added 13 points, while senior Ryan Evans tallied 10 points to round out the double-figure scoring for the Badgers.

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