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Wisconsin thumps No. 12 Illinois

4:18 PM, Jan 12, 2013   |    comments
  • Illinois Fighting Illini guard Brandon Martin (3) looks to pass as Wisconsin Badgers forward Mike Brusewitz (31) defends during the first half at the Kohl Center. Mandatory Credit: Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports
    
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Madison, WI (Sports Network) - Jared Berggren recorded a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds, as Wisconsin outplayed and overwhelmed 12th-ranked Illinois, 74-51, in Big Ten action at the Kohl Center.

Traevon Jackson contributed 14 points and freshman Sam Dekker added 13 points and three 3-pointers for the Badgers (12-4, 3-0 Big Ten), who have now won six straight following a Dec. 8 non-conference loss at Marquette.

Illinois (14-4, 1-3) was led by D.J. Richardson, who tied a season high with 16 points. The Illini have now dropped four of their last six games and nine straight Big Ten road games dating back to last season for the first time since 1974-76.

 

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