Badger men's hoops lose first Big Ten gameWisconsin Sports
-- The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team dropped to 1-1 in the Big Ten, after losing at Illinois last night 69-61.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team dropped to 1-1 in the Big Ten, after losing at Illinois last night 69-61.
The 23rd-ranked Illini was up by three at the half. And they went up by 11 after the Badgers failed to score a field goal for over seven minutes in the second half. Illinois only scored eight points during that drought, but they shot 56-percent for the game and made half its three-pointers. Wisconsin was held to 35-percent, and was out-rebounded 35-to-24. The 69 points were the most the Badgers gave up all season.
Demetri McCamey had 21 points for Illinois, which improved to 2-0 in the Big Ten and 12-3 overall. Jordan Taylor and Jon Leuer both scored 19 points for the Badgers, who fell to 11-3 overall. UW hosts Michigan on Wednesday.