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Archived Gameday Blog: Men's basketball vs. Illinois

Please join Brian Mason as he chronicles all the action from tonight's game between the 11th-ranked Badgers (18-5, 8-3) and Illinois (16-8, 8-3) with the Gameday Blog, live from the Kohl Center.


 MBB: UW vs. Illinois Gameday Blog(02/09/2010) 
5:45
Brian Mason: 
Welcome to the Gameday Blog for tonight's big-time Big Ten matchup between the No. 11 Badgers and Illinois at the Kohl Center.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 5:45 Brian Mason
5:45
Brian Mason: 
Feels early with the 6 p.m. tip tonight, but we're only about 20 minutes out from getting this one underway.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 5:45 Brian Mason
5:46
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
Any streaming video that you can share info about, Brian?
Tuesday February 9, 2010 5:46 Guest
5:46
Brian Mason: 
No streaming tonight .... the game is airing live on Big Ten Network so there will be no live stream in the U.S. You can access the game online at BigTenNetwork.com if you live outside the country, however.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 5:46 Brian Mason
5:47
[Comment From grampabuckygrampabucky: ] 
Go Bucky!!! From snowy Elkhart Lake Wisconsin
Tuesday February 9, 2010 5:47 grampabucky
5:47
Brian Mason: 
It is certainly snowy here, too. Digging my car out to get over the Kohl Center wasn't much fun.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 5:47 Brian Mason
5:49
[Comment From grampabuckygrampabucky: ] 
It looks like you'll be digging out after the game too.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 5:49 grampabucky
5:49
Brian Mason: 
Indeed. Won't mind as much if it's after a Badgers win, though!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 5:49 Brian Mason
5:51
Brian Mason: 
One look at the Big Ten standings and you can see why tonight's game is a big one.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 5:51 Brian Mason
5:51
Brian Mason: 
The Badgers and Illini both come into tonight with 8-3 records in conference play, putting them in a three-way tie for second in the Big Ten standings with Ohio State.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 5:51 Brian Mason
5:51
Brian Mason: 
Purdue is just a half-game back at 7-3, and the Boilers take on league-leading Michigan State (9-2) in a game that follows us tonight.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 5:51 Brian Mason
5:52
Brian Mason: 
So, there is a chance (with help) that the winner of tonight's game could emerge from the night with a share of the Big Ten lead.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 5:52 Brian Mason
5:52
[Comment From apache jct badgerapache jct badger: ] 
brian, thanks for keeping me in touch with my beloved badgers.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 5:52 apache jct badger
5:52
Brian Mason: 
That's what we're here for
Tuesday February 9, 2010 5:52 Brian Mason
5:52
[Comment From Badger MamaBadger Mama: ] 
Illinois was so tough for so many years. At least Deron Williams and Dee Brown, who seemed like they were there for 10 years, are finally gone.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 5:52 Badger Mama
5:53
Brian Mason: 
True, but you can't overlook the lineup the Illini bring to the floor tonight, either. Demetri McCamey is coming off a monster game against Michigan State on Saturday, when he scored 22 to lead Illinois to a big win over the Spartans in Champaign.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 5:53 Brian Mason
5:53
[Comment From Badger MamaBadger Mama: ] 
How good are this year's Illini?
Tuesday February 9, 2010 5:53 Badger Mama
5:54
Brian Mason: 
Good enough to shake off a three-game losing streak and rally back with four straight wins coming into tonight!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 5:54 Brian Mason
5:54
[Comment From timtim: ] 
is the crowd like it was last tuesday aainst michigan state
Tuesday February 9, 2010 5:54 tim
5:54
Brian Mason: 
Not quite the same buzz so far, but it is early and we'll see if that makes for a late-arriving crowd.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 5:54 Brian Mason
5:54
Brian Mason: 
The Michigan State game didn't tip until 8, which gave fans plenty of time to get into the Kohl Center and get the juices flowing.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 5:54 Brian Mason
5:55
Brian Mason: 
No reason not to have the buzz, though. These two teams have had some great battles in recent history, and there is a lot on the line tonight.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 5:55 Brian Mason
5:55
Brian Mason: 
A week ago, it looked like Michigan State might run away with the conference. Now, thanks to the two teams on the floor here, it's a wide-open race.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 5:55 Brian Mason
5:56
[Comment From Big EdBig Ed: ] 
Badgers better be ready. Illini coming on strong after shaky start.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 5:56 Big Ed
5:57
Brian Mason: 
There are still open seats, but the guys looked focused as they take their final warmups
Tuesday February 9, 2010 5:57 Brian Mason
5:57
[Comment From Badger MamaBadger Mama: ] 
But other teams never fare that well at the Kohl.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 5:57 Badger Mama
5:57
Brian Mason: 
No one does. Let's hope tradition holds again tonight.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 5:57 Brian Mason
5:57
[Comment From MTDaveMTDave: ] 
Illinois is a solid team right now.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 5:57 MTDave
5:58
Brian Mason: 
No doubt. They showed that on Saturday. Granted, MSU didn't have Kalin Lucas and it was on their home floor, but the Illini have come a long way since losing three straight.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 5:58 Brian Mason
5:58
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
Illinois hasn't played the tough part of their schedule yet. That began with MSU and continues tonight.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 5:58 Guest
5:59
Brian Mason: 
The crew from 'The Journey' on Big Ten Network is here in force again ... focused on the Illini this time, though.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 5:59 Brian Mason
5:59
Brian Mason: 
A bunch of cameras recording Bruce Weber as he made his way past the scorer's table.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 5:59 Brian Mason
6:02
[Comment From Patrick HerbPatrick Herb: ] 
Late arriving crowd tonight... somebody needs to tell the students that this is kind of a big game.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:02 Patrick Herb
6:02
Brian Mason: 
National anthem in the books and we're ready for starting lineups
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:02 Brian Mason
6:02
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
Someone needs to tell Patrick Herbj that we have class
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:02 Guest
6:03
[Comment From timtim: ] 
do you think the weather ha something to do with the crowd
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:03 tim
6:03
Brian Mason: 
Probably. Winter weather advisory here in Madison tonight.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:03 Brian Mason
6:03
Patrick Herb: 
Haha... well it's good to know where your priorities are "Guest"
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:03 Patrick Herb
6:03
Brian Mason: 
On to the lineups....
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:03 Brian Mason
6:03
Patrick Herb: 
The McCamey vs. Taylor/Hughes duel should be worth the price of admission tonight. McCamey can score in bunches, but Taylor and Hughes are physical enough to rough him up a bit.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:03 Patrick Herb
6:03
Brian Mason: 
For the Illini:
G Demetri McCamey
G D.J. Richardson
F Bill Cole
F Mike Davis
C Mike Tisdale
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:03 Brian Mason
6:04
Brian Mason: 
For the Badgers:
G Hughes
G Taylor
G Bohannon
F Jarmusz
F Nankivil
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:04 Brian Mason
6:04
Patrick Herb: 
Keeping the ball from Tisdale will be another key to tonight's match-up. A 7-foot-1, he's got a big height advantage on 6-foot-8 Nankivil. If he catches low, he's got a nice hook/floater that is tough to stop.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:04 Patrick Herb
6:04
Brian Mason: 
Go ahead and forget about those "Tisdale might not start" rumors you may have heard today.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:04 Brian Mason
6:05
Patrick Herb: 
The "bigs" spent a lot of time after practice yesterday just working on isolated post-defense drills. Fronting the post and preventing the catch mainly. We'll see if it paid off.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:05 Patrick Herb
6:05
[Comment From apache jct badgerapache jct badger: ] 
i think tisdale is the key
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:05 apache jct badger
6:06
Brian Mason: 
Ready to roll
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:06 Brian Mason
6:06
[Comment From Jeff from CPJeff from CP: ] 
Hi Brian and Patrick...Here's hoping for a huge Badger Win tonight.... Happy Blogging...
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:06 Jeff from CP
6:06
Brian Mason: 
It's always happy courtside at the Kohl Center
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:06 Brian Mason
6:06
Brian Mason: 
Illinois' players getting some very last-minute coaching as they head out for the tip
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:06 Brian Mason
6:06
Brian Mason: 
Never too late, I guess
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:06 Brian Mason
6:06
Brian Mason: 
We're ready to go
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:06 Brian Mason
6:07
Brian Mason: 
Jarmusz controls from Keaton and we're underway
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:07 Brian Mason
6:07
Patrick Herb: 
Tisdale on Keaton and McCamey on Taylor early
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:07 Patrick Herb
6:07
Brian Mason: 
Hughes in the lane no good, but Keaton with the follow and it's 2-0 Badgers
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:07 Brian Mason
6:07
[Comment From bobbob: ] 
gooo badgers and on wisconsin
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:07 bob
6:07
Brian Mason: 
McCamey miss and Jarmusz hauls it down
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:07 Brian Mason
6:08
Brian Mason: 
Badgers go 4 around 1 and go to work
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:08 Brian Mason
6:08
Brian Mason: 
Taylor steps back for a jumper that rims off ... Davis controls for Illnois
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:08 Brian Mason
6:08
Brian Mason: 
Long jumper for Davis is short and the Badgers get it back
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:08 Brian Mason
6:08
Patrick Herb: 
J-Bo with a great box-out there on Tisdale... fundamentals baby.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:08 Patrick Herb
6:09
Brian Mason: 
Hughes for 3 from the top of the key and it's all good
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:09 Brian Mason
6:09
Brian Mason: 
Make it 5-0 Badgers
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:09 Brian Mason
6:09
Patrick Herb: 
The Badgers have been sooooo good lately scoring late in the shot clock. Is was at 8 seconds there.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:09 Patrick Herb
6:09
Brian Mason: 
Richardson stripped and J-Bo runs it out ... Jarmusz from the wing ... good!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:09 Brian Mason
6:09
Patrick Herb: 
Three possessions and zero Tisdale touches... good start
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:09 Patrick Herb
6:09
Brian Mason: 
Another 3-ball!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:09 Brian Mason
6:09
Brian Mason: 
Crowd has stepped up its game, too ... getting loud
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:09 Brian Mason
6:09
Brian Mason: 
5 to shoot
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:09 Brian Mason
6:10
Brian Mason: 
Tisdale with a floater that was tough to defend ... Illini on the board
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:10 Brian Mason
6:10
[Comment From CraigCraig: ] 
Who got that last three?
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:10 Craig
6:10
Patrick Herb: 
Tough shot there... Keaton switched on the pick and roll and that left Hughes guarding Tisdale.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:10 Patrick Herb
6:10
Brian Mason: 
Jarmusz drained it from the right wing
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:10 Brian Mason
6:10
Brian Mason: 
Davis called for his first foul
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:10 Brian Mason
6:10
Brian Mason: 
Tyler Griffey checks in for Davis
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:10 Brian Mason
6:10
Brian Mason: 
Quick turnover for the Badgers on the OB play ... Illini get it back
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:10 Brian Mason
6:11
Brian Mason: 
Couldn't get the handoff to J-Bo and it went back to Illinois
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:11 Brian Mason
6:11
Brian Mason: 
Now a turnover on the Illini end ... Taylor brings it up for the Badgers
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:11 Brian Mason
6:11
Brian Mason: 
Jarmusz for 3 again ... this one is long and the Illini control
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:11 Brian Mason
6:12
Brian Mason: 
Keaton had the rebound but misfires on 3 on the other end and it's back to Illinois
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:12 Brian Mason
6:12
Brian Mason: 
Loose ball as Tisdale couldn't handle the pass from McCamey and it's back to the Badgers after a media timeout at the 15:33 mark
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:12 Brian Mason
6:12
Brian Mason: 
Keaton may have gotten a hand on that one
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:12 Brian Mason
6:12
[Comment From MJ in MKEMJ in MKE: ] 
Any way to tune into the game on AM radio in Milwaukee boys?
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:12 MJ in MKE
6:12
Patrick Herb: 
Gotta like Keaton's defense on Tisdale so far. He's making it tough for him to catch and he's been disruptive with his hands.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:12 Patrick Herb
6:13
Brian Mason: 
The game is on the Wisconsin Radio Network statewide ... we'll look up your local affiliate
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:13 Brian Mason
6:13
Brian Mason: 
WTMJ 620 AM in Milwaukee is your best bet
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:13 Brian Mason
6:13
[Comment From BoKnowsBoKnows: ] 
That's the most confident I've seen Jarmusz look on offense all season! Great sign for Bucky!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:13 BoKnows
6:13
Brian Mason: 
Tim's been getting it done on the defensive end, but it's nice to see him get a little confidence in his shot, too
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:13 Brian Mason
6:13
Patrick Herb: 
Early stat check: UW shooting 42.9% (3-7), ILL shooting 25% (1-4)
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:13 Patrick Herb
6:14
[Comment From JOE ZJOE Z: ] 
GO BADGERS
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:14 JOE Z
6:14
Patrick Herb: 
Illinois has three turnovers in the first four minutes... UW has one
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:14 Patrick Herb
6:14
[Comment From JonJon: ] 
So have we only attempted two 2 pointers?
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:14 Jon
6:14
Brian Mason: 
Three of 'em. Badgers are 2-for-4 from 3-point range and 1-of-3 from inside the arc
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:14 Brian Mason
6:14
[Comment From apache jct badgerapache jct badger: ] 
give me your gutt feeling right now
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:14 apache jct badger
6:14
Patrick Herb: 
Ryan Evans in the game for Jarmusz now. Paul enters for ILL
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:14 Patrick Herb
6:15
Brian Mason: 
Hungry.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:15 Brian Mason
6:15
Brian Mason: 
Oh, on the game. Feelin good if the Badgers can keep up the hot shooting like they have in their last two games
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:15 Brian Mason
6:15
Patrick Herb: 
Hughes guarding McCamey and Keaton stays on Tisdale
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:15 Patrick Herb
6:15
Brian Mason: 
Paul has a shot rim out and UW boards ... here come the Badgers
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:15 Brian Mason
6:15
Brian Mason: 
Third reboudn of the night for Keaton already
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:15 Brian Mason
6:16
Brian Mason: 
Taylor with a 3-ball from the top of the key ... count it. Shot clock was at 6 and he drained it.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:16 Brian Mason
6:16
Brian Mason: 
Tisdale answers on the other end ... make it 11-4 Badgers
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:16 Brian Mason
6:16
Patrick Herb: 
That just demoralizes teams when UW makes a bucket that late. They defend for 30 seconds and still get burned. Love it
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:16 Patrick Herb
6:16
Patrick Herb: 
Another late one coming
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:16 Patrick Herb
6:16
Brian Mason: 
Nice ball movement by Bucky
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:16 Brian Mason
6:16
Brian Mason: 
Hughes missed on a tough take and Evans nearly crashed in for the board ... went to Illinois though and Richardson misfired
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:16 Brian Mason
6:17
Brian Mason: 
Taylor with a drive on the other end and Richardson called for his first foul ... that's two on Illinois
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:17 Brian Mason
6:17
[Comment From Jerry & CarolJerry & Carol: ] 
Two Badger fans following along from St John, USVI - Go Bucky!!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:17 Jerry & Carol
6:17
Patrick Herb: 
Davis replaces Tisdale and Jordan's kid makes his first appearance. Wilson comes in for Pop on the UW side
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:17 Patrick Herb
6:17
Brian Mason: 
Paul gets the whistle now ... that's three on the Illini
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:17 Brian Mason
6:18
Patrick Herb: 
Hughes sat for literally about 10 seconds... now back in for J-Bo.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:18 Patrick Herb
6:18
Brian Mason: 
Hughes with a pass to Wilson that gets picked on the baseline ... Illini on the run
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:18 Brian Mason
6:18
Brian Mason: 
Weber wanted his guys to be "more aggressive" and he got it
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:18 Brian Mason
6:18
Patrick Herb: 
Hughes tried to post up and back down McCamey, but he got caught and turned it over.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:18 Patrick Herb
6:19
Brian Mason: 
Griffey with the rebound and it looked like Trevon had the strip, but he's called for a very unpopular foul
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:19 Brian Mason
6:19
Patrick Herb: 
Bo Ryan can't believe that call. It really was quite questionable. Crowd is boooing LOUDLY
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:19 Patrick Herb
6:19
Brian Mason: 
Chorus of boos now from the crowd
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:19 Brian Mason
6:19
Brian Mason: 
Griffey gets the first FT
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:19 Brian Mason
6:19
Brian Mason: 
Gets them both ... 11-6 Badgers
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:19 Brian Mason
6:20
Brian Mason: 
Rob backs in on Paul and lays one in off a sweet move ... and he'll shoot for a three-point play
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:20 Brian Mason
6:20
Brian Mason: 
Berggren in for Keaton for hte Badgers
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:20 Brian Mason
6:20
Patrick Herb: 
Strong take from Wilson. Nice drop step to the left hand and went up through the trees to flip it in and draw the foul. Wow... amazing what confidence can do for a kid huh?
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:20 Patrick Herb
6:20
Brian Mason: 
Wilson at the line ... and it's true
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:20 Brian Mason
6:20
[Comment From bobbob: ] 
on wisconsin
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:20 bob
6:21
Brian Mason: 
McCamey with a drive to the rack that Berggren halted ... he's called for the foul, though
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:21 Brian Mason
6:21
Brian Mason: 
McCamey to shoot a pair
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:21 Brian Mason
6:21
Patrick Herb: 
Bo Ryan stood up and applauded the effort... he liked Berggren's help defense on that. He didn't mind the foul
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:21 Patrick Herb
6:21
Brian Mason: 
Gets the first
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:21 Brian Mason
6:21
Patrick Herb: 
Team fouls are ILL 2, UW 4
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:21 Patrick Herb
6:21
Brian Mason: 
Misses teh second and the tip rebound went out to Illinois
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:21 Brian Mason
6:22
Brian Mason: 
Davis well short on a jumper though ... no second chance points as Hughes pulls down the board
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:22 Brian Mason
6:22
Brian Mason: 
J-BO with a deep 2 ... stepped back and knocked it down
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:22 Brian Mason
6:22
Brian Mason: 
Some confidence in his stroke right now, too!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:22 Brian Mason
6:22
Patrick Herb: 
J-Bo... is another guy playing with confidence out there. There isn't a shot on the floor he doesn't think he can make.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:22 Patrick Herb
6:22
Brian Mason: 
It's tie-up between Griffey and Berggren ... Illinois gets it back after a media timeout at the 11:25 mark
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:22 Brian Mason
6:23
[Comment From JonJon: ] 
Agree or Disagree: we need more penetration (like rob just did), more contact/fouls, and to get to the line more than we have been getting this season
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:23 Jon
6:23
Patrick Herb: 
Big discrepancy in the FG shooting now with UW (54.5%) and ILL (22.2%).
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:23 Patrick Herb
6:23
Brian Mason: 
Wouldn't say more than "this season" but maybe more than "the past few games" ... hey if the outside shots are falling (like they have lately) stick with it. If that goes away, then getting to the rack and the FT line are going to be a key.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:23 Brian Mason
6:24
[Comment From Jeff from CPJeff from CP: ] 
I agree but I think the Badgers have been doing that more of late...
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:24 Jeff from CP
6:24
[Comment From Badger MamaBadger Mama: ] 
Agree. I've been saying just that. We have half as many FTs as usual.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:24 Badger Mama
6:24
[Comment From bobbob: ] 
is leuer suited up for tonight?
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:24 bob
6:24
Brian Mason: 
In sweats.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:24 Brian Mason
6:25
Brian Mason: 
Jon's getting a lot of mileage out of that red warmup jacket lately.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:25 Brian Mason
6:25
[Comment From MJ in MKEMJ in MKE: ] 
What is his ETA back now?
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:25 MJ in MKE
6:25
Brian Mason: 
Still no timetable
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:25 Brian Mason
6:25
[Comment From Jeff from CPJeff from CP: ] 
Are you getting tired of answering that question Brian?
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:25 Jeff from CP
6:25
Brian Mason: 
Nah. If something changes, you'll know!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:25 Brian Mason
6:26
Brian Mason: 
Keaton has a deep jumper rim out and the Illini run out
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:26 Brian Mason
6:26
Brian Mason: 
McCamey with a long 3 off a screen from Tisdale ... Jarmusz boards
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:26 Brian Mason
6:26
Brian Mason: 
Now a whistle and it's headed back to Illinios
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:26 Brian Mason
6:26
Brian Mason: 
The foul called on Taylor ... his first and UW's third
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:26 Brian Mason
6:27
Brian Mason: 
Couldn't see what happened there ... but it wasn't good
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:27 Brian Mason
6:27
[Comment From Jeff from CPJeff from CP: ] 
That was a very weak call......
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:27 Jeff from CP
6:27
Brian Mason: 
Tisdale hooks one through and it's a 16-9 lead for the Badgers
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:27 Brian Mason
6:27
[Comment From orlandobuckyorlandobucky: ] 
was that ticky tack
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:27 orlandobucky
6:27
Brian Mason: 
Misfire by Keaton and here come the Illini again
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:27 Brian Mason
6:27
Brian Mason: 
Taylor with a nice steal ... J-Bo picks it up off the deck and the Badgers go back to work
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:27 Brian Mason
6:27
Brian Mason: 
J-Bo has a deep 3 rim off ... Tisdale rebounds
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:27 Brian Mason
6:28
[Comment From bobbob: ] 
gggooo badgers
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:28 bob
6:28
Brian Mason: 
J-Bo with a steal of Richardson's pass this time and the Badgers have it back
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:28 Brian Mason
6:28
Brian Mason: 
Now a foul on Keller ... that's five team fouls on the Illini and Jarmusz gets a pair of FTs
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:28 Brian Mason
6:28
Brian Mason: 
Makes the first
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:28 Brian Mason
6:28
Brian Mason: 
Paul and Cole check back in for the Illini
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:28 Brian Mason
6:28
Brian Mason: 
And Wilson in for Taylor for the Badgers
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:28 Brian Mason
6:28
Patrick Herb: 
Illinois is careless with the ball tonight. They average 12.4 turnovers per game and already have at least four tonight.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:28 Patrick Herb
6:29
Brian Mason: 
Tim gets the second FT
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:29 Brian Mason
6:29
Brian Mason: 
Hughes alters McCamey's shot and then McCamey tips it out of bounds and the Badgers get it back
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:29 Brian Mason
6:29
Brian Mason: 
Weber wants a foul
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:29 Brian Mason
6:29
Brian Mason: 
No dice.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:29 Brian Mason
6:29
[Comment From apache jct badgerapache jct badger: ] 
time for a 10 0 run
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:29 apache jct badger
6:29
Brian Mason: 
Weber still looking for a call
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:29 Brian Mason
6:29
[Comment From pothedpothed: ] 
sit down weber
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:29 pothed
6:30
Brian Mason: 
J-Bo drives and dishes to Rob in the corner ... too strong and the Illini bring it down
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:30 Brian Mason
6:30
Patrick Herb: 
The ref just asked Weber, "are you yelling at me? I don't talk to you that way."
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:30 Patrick Herb
6:30
Brian Mason: 
Tisdale drains a jumper on the other end ... nice touch on an 18-footer
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:30 Brian Mason
6:30
Brian Mason: 
Trevon knocks it down from the top of the key and takes a foul to boot
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:30 Brian Mason
6:30
Brian Mason: 
It was good all the way and then McCamey knocked him down
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:30 Brian Mason
6:31
[Comment From pothedpothed: ] 
Hughes the boss?
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:31 pothed
6:31
Brian Mason: 
Like it.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:31 Brian Mason
6:31
Patrick Herb: 
The foul basically came as he hit the ground, but that's a senior move to fall to the floor and draw the foul. McCamey seemed miffed.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:31 Patrick Herb
6:31
Brian Mason: 
He'll shoot for a four-point play on the other side of a media timeout at the 7:52 mark
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:31 Brian Mason
6:31
Brian Mason: 
Badgers have a 10-point advantage at 21-11
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:31 Brian Mason
6:32
[Comment From orlandobuckyorlandobucky: ] 
time to bury them in 1st half
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:32 orlandobucky
6:32
Brian Mason: 
That's been Bucky's MO the last two games. Wouldn't mind making it three in a row.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:32 Brian Mason
6:32
[Comment From pothedpothed: ] 
remember to vote for Hughes for the Cousy Award
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:32 pothed
6:32
Brian Mason: 
Good call. www.cousyaward.com
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:32 Brian Mason
6:33
Brian Mason: 
It's down to 11 and Trevon is one of that elite group
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:33 Brian Mason
6:33
[Comment From JonJon: ] 
can u vote more than once?
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:33 Jon
6:33
Brian Mason: 
Pick any email address and use it to register. You can register as many emails as you like ... so make some up and keep voting!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:33 Brian Mason
6:33
Brian Mason: 
Trevon gets the FT and it's 22-11
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:33 Brian Mason
6:34
Brian Mason: 
Moving screen called on Tisdale and the Badgers have it back ... his first foul and the all-important 7th on Illinois
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:34 Brian Mason
6:34
Patrick Herb: 
Tisdale has had a problem with foul trouble this season... getting him his second would be big. He has 8 of their 11 points
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:34 Patrick Herb
6:34
Brian Mason: 
Rob misfires on a jumper and the Illini control
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:34 Brian Mason
6:34
[Comment From Madison...Madison...: ] 
Is Jarmusz looking more aggressive tonight? He's already put up more points than he has in the past week...
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:34 Madison...
6:34
Brian Mason: 
It's all about confidence
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:34 Brian Mason
6:35
Brian Mason: 
Tisdale good from 18 again! He's got a sweet-looking stroke and is tough to defend
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:35 Brian Mason
6:35
Patrick Herb: 
Another pick and roll of McCamey coming off the screen and Tisdale hitting the throw back. Similar to Keaton at Purdue... tough to defend when he's hitting.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:35 Patrick Herb
6:35
Brian Mason: 
Hughes with a step-back jumper that finds the bottom. Badgers trade sweet shot for sweet shot there. 9 for Pop.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:35 Brian Mason
6:35
Brian Mason: 
Long 3-ball for Paul and it's short, but the offensive board to Illinois
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:35 Brian Mason
6:35
Brian Mason: 
McCamey drove past Keaton for a layin there ... make it 24-15 Badgers
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:35 Brian Mason
6:36
Brian Mason: 
And a foul on the UW end ... Paul gets the whistle and Rob will shoot a pair
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:36 Brian Mason
6:36
Brian Mason: 
That's three on Paul ... eight on Illinois
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:36 Brian Mason
6:36
Brian Mason: 
Weber talking to him now. Unhappy with the freshman.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:36 Brian Mason
6:36
Brian Mason: 
Taylor checks in for Jarmusz.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:36 Brian Mason
6:36
Brian Mason: 
Rob gets 1-of-2 at the line
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:36 Brian Mason
6:37
Brian Mason: 
McCamey again for the Illini
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:37 Brian Mason
6:37
Brian Mason: 
25-17 Badgers with 5:30 to go
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:37 Brian Mason
6:37
Patrick Herb: 
Bo Ryan is upset becuase the help defense from Wilson was late on that drive. He's barking at Rob now.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:37 Patrick Herb
6:37
Brian Mason: 
Long miss for J-Bo but Taylor boards. Nice effort by Jordan!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:37 Brian Mason
6:37
[Comment From bobbob: ] 
lests go badgers
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:37 bob
6:37
Brian Mason: 
Trevon misfires and Davis hauls it down
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:37 Brian Mason
6:38
Brian Mason: 
Not a good sequence. Tisdale slams one home and draws contact with Keaton. He's got a shot at a three-point play.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:38 Brian Mason
6:38
[Comment From Ali in DCAli in DC: ] 
seems like our shooting is cooling off a little bit... time for a run!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:38 Ali in DC
6:38
[Comment From Badger MamaBadger Mama: ] 
Illinois is down but not going away.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:38 Badger Mama
6:38
Patrick Herb: 
All Illinois is doing is running a two-man game with McCamey handling the ball and Tisdale screening and rolling somewhere. That time to the bucket for a dunk. It's working, but nobody else on the floor is touching it.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:38 Patrick Herb
6:38
Brian Mason: 
Gets the FT and it's a 25-20 lead for the Badgers
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:38 Brian Mason
6:39
Brian Mason: 
Keaton from deep and it's good! It's a two but it's a shot the Badgers needed!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:39 Brian Mason
6:39
Brian Mason: 
Now McCamey with a step-back jumper on the other end
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:39 Brian Mason
6:39
[Comment From JoelJoel: ] 
We've gotta slow down Tisdale!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:39 Joel
6:39
[Comment From Sconnie NationSconnie Nation: ] 
Need to slow down Tisdale somehow
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:39 Sconnie Nation
6:39
Patrick Herb: 
McCamey and Tisdale have 20 of ILL's 22 points. I told you nobody else touches it.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:39 Patrick Herb
6:39
[Comment From Steve68Steve68: ] 
Stop the run!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:39 Steve68
6:40
Brian Mason: 
Trevon off from deep and Keaton is grabbed by Richardson for a foul ... Badgers will have it after a media timeout at the 3:52 mark
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:40 Brian Mason
6:40
Brian Mason: 
Badgers lead, 27-22
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:40 Brian Mason
6:40
[Comment From Ali in DCAli in DC: ] 
should be easy enough to defend a team that can only go to two guys... I trust that at halftime (or sooner) Bo will make the appropriate adjustments
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:40 Ali in DC
6:40
[Comment From BradBrad: ] 
We need to slow down the pace, period.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:40 Brad
6:40
[Comment From JoelJoel: ] 
Tisdale has 10?
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:40 Joel
6:41
Brian Mason: 
It's up to 13 now ... he's also shot 6-for-7 from the floor
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:41 Brian Mason
6:41
[Comment From orlandobuckyorlandobucky: ] 
either one near foul trble
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:41 orlandobucky
6:41
Brian Mason: 
Nine on the Illini and 4 on UW
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:41 Brian Mason
6:41
Brian Mason: 
Double bonus from the next foul for the Badgers
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:41 Brian Mason
6:41
Patrick Herb: 
Tisdale is 6-for-7 on the night and McCamey has assisted on three of those hoops. Not sure what adjustments Ryan will make on their two-man game.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:41 Patrick Herb
6:41
[Comment From JimJim: ] 
make the foul shots for the rest of the half, need to concentrate on an out to in game and pound the rim
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:41 Jim
6:42
[Comment From claude in El Pasoclaude in El Paso: ] 
How did Tisdale do against MSU?
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:42 claude in El Paso
6:42
Brian Mason: 
He only had 6 points ... making up for it tonight apparently
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:42 Brian Mason
6:42
Brian Mason: 
Keaton misses from the line and the Illini control
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:42 Brian Mason
6:42
Patrick Herb: 
The Badgers haven't been getting to the line much lately... gotta capitalize when they do
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:42 Patrick Herb
6:43
Brian Mason: 
Long jumper from Griffey ... knocks down the high-arcing shot
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:43 Brian Mason
6:43
Brian Mason: 
The lead is down to 3 at 27-24
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:43 Brian Mason
6:43
Patrick Herb: 
Tisdale out of the game, but same result. McCamey kicked to his replacement Griffey for a jumper. Pick and pop, pick and pop
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:43 Patrick Herb
6:43
[Comment From JoelJoel: ] 
LET"S GO BADGERS!!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:43 Joel
6:43
Brian Mason: 
Badgers turn it over now ... need to slow this thing down a little
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:43 Brian Mason
6:43
Brian Mason: 
And a McCamey bucket knots things at 27
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:43 Brian Mason
6:44
Brian Mason: 
Yikes. Bo is hot and the Badgers call a timeout at the 2:51 mark
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:44 Brian Mason
6:44
Patrick Herb: 
Coach Ryan was furious at Trevon for the way he defended that one. That's about as intense as I've seen Coach Ryan this year... and that's saying something.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:44 Patrick Herb
6:44
Brian Mason: 
16-6 run for the Illini right now
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:44 Brian Mason
6:44
[Comment From JimJim: ] 
it starts and stops with good D
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:44 Jim
6:44
Brian Mason: 
Taylor brings it up for UW
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:44 Brian Mason
6:45
Patrick Herb: 
UW needs a buckey
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:45 Patrick Herb
6:45
Patrick Herb: 
Make that bucket
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:45 Patrick Herb
6:45
Patrick Herb: 
Thank you Keaton
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:45 Patrick Herb
6:45
Brian Mason: 
Keaton steps in and knocks down a long jumper ... nice shot and a nice result! Badgers back on top, 29-27
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:45 Brian Mason
6:45
Patrick Herb: 
Taylor is now guarding McCamey... coaching switch?
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:45 Patrick Herb
6:46
Brian Mason: 
McCamey drains a deep, deep 3 with help from a screen by Tisdale
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:46 Brian Mason
6:46
Brian Mason: 
Wow.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:46 Brian Mason
6:46
Brian Mason: 
Keaton for 3 and it's good. Trevon set it up with a nice dish!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:46 Brian Mason
6:46
Patrick Herb: 
Great look from Hughes there. Tisdale was double-teaming him and he flipped a great wrap-around pass to the top of the key for Nankivil.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:46 Patrick Herb
6:46
Brian Mason: 
Make it a 32-30 lead for the Badgers and Illinois calls for time with 1:01 to play in the half
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:46 Brian Mason
6:46
[Comment From Jeff from CPJeff from CP: ] 
Houston we have a game here...
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:46 Jeff from CP
6:46
[Comment From Ali in DCAli in DC: ] 
nice! way to answer!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:46 Ali in DC
6:47
[Comment From Steve68Steve68: ] 
En fuego!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:47 Steve68
6:47
Brian Mason: 
I feel like we've seen this before out of Keaton.....
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:47 Brian Mason
6:47
[Comment From pothedpothed: ] 
we need a stop!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:47 pothed
6:47
Brian Mason: 
Exactly.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:47 Brian Mason
6:47
[Comment From pothed in Riopothed in Rio: ] 
Wake up and play some D guys!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:47 pothed in Rio
6:47
Brian Mason: 
Under a minute to play
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:47 Brian Mason
6:48
Brian Mason: 
McCamey spots up from distance again and drains one over Keaton. Wow. Again.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:48 Brian Mason
6:48
Brian Mason: 
Keaton did a nice job staying in front of him and all he did is go up top and knock down another long 3.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:48 Brian Mason
6:49
Brian Mason: 
Hughes from the wing and it's good!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:49 Brian Mason
6:49
Brian Mason: 
Nice way to finish off the half!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:49 Brian Mason
6:49
Brian Mason: 
Badgers head into the locker room with a 35-33 lead after Trevon splashes the sweet trey.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:49 Brian Mason
6:49
Brian Mason: 
The 33 points for Illinois is the most the Badgers have given up since allowing 33 to Penn State on Jan. 24.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:49 Brian Mason
6:50
Brian Mason: 
Instead of an 8-point deficit, though, it's a 2-point lead for the Badgers
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:50 Brian Mason
6:50
[Comment From Ali in DCAli in DC: ] 
way to go Pop!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:50 Ali in DC
6:50
[Comment From orlandobuckyorlandobucky: ] 
nice way to end half lets carry it over
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:50 orlandobucky
6:50
[Comment From pothed in Riopothed in Rio: ] 
Pop is the man!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:50 pothed in Rio
6:50
[Comment From Jeff from CPJeff from CP: ] 
Nice
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:50 Jeff from CP
6:50
[Comment From HAAASHAAAS: ] 
OMG
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:50 HAAAS
6:50
[Comment From TAOS BADGERTAOS BADGER: ] 
Yeahhhhh!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:50 TAOS BADGER
6:50
Brian Mason: 
OK, now that we got all that reaction out of the way....
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:50 Brian Mason
6:51
Brian Mason: 
Defense has been the Badgers' best friend all year, but Illinois scored on nine straight possessions late in the half. That's the reason we're talking about a close game.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:51 Brian Mason
6:51
[Comment From Ali in DCAli in DC: ] 
Bo's gonna have some words for the boys in the locker room...
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:51 Ali in DC
6:51
[Comment From Jeff from CPJeff from CP: ] 
Going to be tough to keep them under 50...
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:51 Jeff from CP
6:51
[Comment From CDBunzCDBunz: ] 
Going to be touch to hold the Ilini under 50 tonight unless they do something dramatic on D.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:51 CDBunz
6:51
[Comment From bobbob: ] 
wisco need a d
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:51 bob
6:51
Brian Mason: 
I have to think that's going to be the theme of Bo's halftime remarks.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:51 Brian Mason
6:51
[Comment From Jeff from CPJeff from CP: ] 
Break time Brian...
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:51 Jeff from CP
6:52
Brian Mason: 
Couldn't have said it better myself. Time to take a few, stretch the legs and get a refill.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:52 Brian Mason
6:52
Brian Mason: 
It's Coke, people.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:52 Brian Mason
6:52
[Be Right Back Countdown]10 minutes 
Tuesday February 9, 2010 6:52 
7:02
[Comment From orlandobuckyorlandobucky: ] 
Ill have a cold one for you Brian
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:02 orlandobucky
7:02
Brian Mason: 
Works for me.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:02 Brian Mason
7:03
Brian Mason: 
Badgers finished the half just under 50 percent shooting at 12-for-25 ... that includes a 6-for-11 mark from 3-point range
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:03 Brian Mason
7:03
Brian Mason: 
Illinois came on strong ... the Illini finished 13-for-24 and 3-for-5 from distance (McCamey was 3-for-3)
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:03 Brian Mason
7:04
[Comment From Steve68Steve68: ] 
I'm thinking the Illin will not score more that 27 points in this half!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:04 Steve68
7:04
Brian Mason: 
Works for me.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:04 Brian Mason
7:04
[Comment From Will in NOVAWill in NOVA: ] 
Illinois scored 9 points on their first 16 possessions, and 21 on their last 12 - ouch
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:04 Will in NOVA
7:04
Brian Mason: 
Way to go to some higher-level stats there, Will.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:04 Brian Mason
7:04
[Comment From Ali in DCAli in DC: ] 
first team to 61 wins...
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:04 Ali in DC
7:05
Brian Mason: 
I've heard that somewhere before......
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:05 Brian Mason
7:05
Brian Mason: 
And you were right last time.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:05 Brian Mason
7:05
[Comment From orlandobuckyorlandobucky: ] 
first to 60 wins
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:05 orlandobucky
7:05
Brian Mason: 
Is that like calling out "1 dollar" on The Price is Right?
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:05 Brian Mason
7:05
[Comment From timtim: ] 
isnt it usually to 50 with wisconsin lol
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:05 tim
7:06
Brian Mason: 
Not banking on that tonight, but I sure wouldn't mind it.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:06 Brian Mason
7:06
Brian Mason: 
Ready to roll in the second half
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:06 Brian Mason
7:06
Brian Mason: 
Long miss but an offensive board for the Badgers
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:06 Brian Mason
7:07
Brian Mason: 
J-Bo gets to the rack and gets the half off to a good start with a layup
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:07 Brian Mason
7:07
[Comment From pothed in Riopothed in Rio: ] 
It is very uncharacteristics of the Badgers to allow 33 points in one half
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:07 pothed in Rio
7:07
[Comment From Steve68Steve68: ] 
Time for a little "lock down" defense...
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:07 Steve68
7:07
Brian Mason: 
Foul called on J-Bo. Not many takers in the crowd or on the Illinois bench. The Illini assistants are looking in Bo's direction and laughing over the call.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:07 Brian Mason
7:07
Brian Mason: 
Richardson with a jumper and it's good
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:07 Brian Mason
7:08
Brian Mason: 
Now a turnover for the Badgers ... here come the Illini
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:08 Brian Mason
7:08
Brian Mason: 
Ugh.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:08 Brian Mason
7:08
Brian Mason: 
Richardson had the steal and the TO went to Jordan ... Tisdale makes the most of it with a long jumper
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:08 Brian Mason
7:08
Brian Mason: 
We're all tied up at 37 with 18:10 to play
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:08 Brian Mason
7:09
Brian Mason: 
McCamey misfires from 3 this time ... make it 3-for-4 on the night for him from distance
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:09 Brian Mason
7:09
Brian Mason: 
J-Bo with a deep 2 on the step-back jumper. He's looking good again tonight.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:09 Brian Mason
7:09
Patrick Herb: 
Weber wants ILL to speed up the tempo, imploring them to run it down the floor
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:09 Patrick Herb
7:09
[Comment From claude in El Pasoclaude in El Paso: ] 
How many turnovers for Bucky?
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:09 claude in El Paso
7:09
Brian Mason: 
5 so far
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:09 Brian Mason
7:09
[Comment From pothed in Riopothed in Rio: ] 
finally a miss from mc camey
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:09 pothed in Rio
7:10
Brian Mason: 
Nice D by Keaton and Jordan ... ball rolls back into the UW end and Jordan picks it up and drains a 3-ball.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:10 Brian Mason
7:10
Brian Mason: 
Um, wow.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:10 Brian Mason
7:10
Patrick Herb: 
Great D from Keaton to shut off McCamey's drive and then Jordan did the rest.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:10 Patrick Herb
7:10
Brian Mason: 
McCamey kicks to Cole and his 3 ball is off ... Badgers control
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:10 Brian Mason
7:10
[Comment From JoelJoel: ] 
That a boy Jordan!!!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:10 Joel
7:10
Brian Mason: 
Foul on Richardson now ... that's three on him
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:10 Brian Mason
7:11
Patrick Herb: 
Lots of contact on the drive... no call
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:11 Patrick Herb
7:11
Brian Mason: 
Keaton drives and goes up and under with the shot clock winding down, but it's off
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:11 Brian Mason
7:11
Brian Mason: 
Tisdale is open and he knocks down a long jumper from the elbow
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:11 Brian Mason
7:12
Patrick Herb: 
Tisdale is 8-for-9 tonight and most are long jumpers. Wow
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:12 Patrick Herb
7:12
Brian Mason: 
Trevon from the wing and it's off ... Illini on the run
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:12 Brian Mason
7:12
Brian Mason: 
Richardson drains a 3 and we're all tied up again, 42-42
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:12 Brian Mason
7:12
Brian Mason: 
J-Bo pure from 3-point land!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:12 Brian Mason
7:12
Patrick Herb: 
This is officially a shoot-out... both teams stroking it
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:12 Patrick Herb
7:12
Brian Mason: 
It's a shoot-out in here tonight!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:12 Brian Mason
7:13
Brian Mason: 
And McCamey keeps it rolling with a jumper on the Illinois end
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:13 Brian Mason
7:13
Brian Mason: 
Up and down affair right now
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:13 Brian Mason
7:13
Brian Mason: 
10 to shoot
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:13 Brian Mason
7:13
Brian Mason: 
Trevon breaks down Richardson but can't convert
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:13 Brian Mason
7:13
Brian Mason: 
Cole gets the layup in transition and he'll shoot a free throw after a media timeout at the 13:30 mark
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:13 Brian Mason
7:14
Brian Mason: 
Yikes. Foul on Taylor, that's his second.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:14 Brian Mason
7:14
[Comment From JoelJoel: ] 
If we could get McCarney and Tisdale bottled up... that'll help
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:14 Joel
7:14
[Comment From bobbob: ] 
second half is flying by
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:14 bob
7:14
[Comment From Jeff from CPJeff from CP: ] 
Ok, First to 70 now..
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:14 Jeff from CP
7:14
[Comment From Badger Fan in ILBadger Fan in IL: ] 
wow what a play by the Illini on the fast break
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:14 Badger Fan in IL
7:14
Patrick Herb: 
McCamey pushed the ball up in a hurry and bounced to Cole who went reverse to lay it in. It wasn't Steph Curry 2008 Sweet 16 good, but it was a nifty reverse lay-up with contact.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:14 Patrick Herb
7:14
[Comment From JoelJoel: ] 
I'm doubting we'll hold em under 50... just a hunch.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:14 Joel
7:15
[Comment From bobbob: ] 
is it our defense or their offense?
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:15 bob
7:15
Brian Mason: 
Illinois is 6-for-9 from the floor to start the half. A lot of transition game so far for Illinois, which isn't usually the Badgers' preferred style.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:15 Brian Mason
7:15
[Comment From JoelJoel: ] 
They're shooting lights out.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:15 Joel
7:16
[Comment From MJ in MKEMJ in MKE: ] 
Go Red; D-it-up!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:16 MJ in MKE
7:16
[Comment From Ali in DCAli in DC: ] 
no, really though. time for a run! But that's gonna mean shutting them down a time or two.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:16 Ali in DC
7:16
Brian Mason: 
Cole to the line for his free throw
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:16 Brian Mason
7:16
Brian Mason: 
Drains it. Illinois leads, 47-45
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:16 Brian Mason
7:17
Brian Mason: 
Taylor runs it down for UW
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:17 Brian Mason
7:17
[Comment From Steve68Steve68: ] 
Best way to keep them from running is to score on offense...
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:17 Steve68
7:17
Brian Mason: 
Bingo.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:17 Brian Mason
7:17
Brian Mason: 
J-Bo with a long 3 of his own and he drains it. Got that from the McCamey playbook.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:17 Brian Mason
7:17
Patrick Herb: 
That's UW 9th three of the night. Problem is... UW can't stop ILL.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:17 Patrick Herb
7:17
Brian Mason: 
McCamey on the other end, though. Badgers struggling to get a stop.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:17 Brian Mason
7:18
Brian Mason: 
Taylor with a tough look and a miss ... no foul called
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:18 Brian Mason
7:18
Brian Mason: 
Student section getting into it now as Illinois works on offense
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:18 Brian Mason
7:19
Brian Mason: 
Keaton denies the baseline for McCamey and the ball is out of bounds to the Illini. But first, a media timeout at the 11:47 mark.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:19 Brian Mason
7:19
Brian Mason: 
Illinois leads, 49-48
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:19 Brian Mason
7:19
[Comment From Badger MamaBadger Mama: ] 
You warned us this would not be easy...
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:19 Badger Mama
7:19
[Comment From nicknick: ] 
we need to play like we did in the start
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:19 nick
7:19
[Comment From Sconnie NationSconnie Nation: ] 
IL has made 18 of last 24 FG attempts, ouch
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:19 Sconnie Nation
7:19
Brian Mason: 
They've been hot, and with the Badgers cooling off a bit, they've had more opportunities in transition.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:19 Brian Mason
7:19
[Comment From seth from WIseth from WI: ] 
we need to stop these guys
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:19 seth from WI
7:19
[Comment From JoelJoel: ] 
shut em down!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:19 Joel
7:20
[Comment From pville buckypville bucky: ] 
McCamey with 20 already. Ridiculous
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:20 pville bucky
7:20
Brian Mason: 
J-Bo and Trevon leading the way for the Badgers with 12 each
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:20 Brian Mason
7:20
[Comment From Badger Fan in ILBadger Fan in IL: ] 
Nice play by Keaton there not to foul ... has he grown from last year or what
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:20 Badger Fan in IL
7:20
Brian Mason: 
It was a nice play. Badgers just need to string a few of those together now.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:20 Brian Mason
7:21
Brian Mason: 
Someone was asking about turnovers earlier and I didn't get to it (the pace has been kinda fast, you know). Six for Illinois and five for the Badgers so far.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:21 Brian Mason
7:21
[Comment From seth from WIseth from WI: ] 
lets go boys come on
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:21 seth from WI
7:22
Brian Mason: 
Airball for Griffey off the OB play ... J-Bo boards
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:22 Brian Mason
7:22
Patrick Herb: 
There is a stop... alright, let's string a few together now.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:22 Patrick Herb
7:22
Brian Mason: 
10 to shoot
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:22 Brian Mason
7:22
Brian Mason: 
Wilson with some more nice post work but he can't finish. He's heading to the FT line, though.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:22 Brian Mason
7:22
Brian Mason: 
Foul was on Griffey ... that's two on both teams now
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:22 Brian Mason
7:22
Patrick Herb: 
Good drop step across the line, but I'd sure like to see Wilson get a three-point play out of that. I know Coach Ryan was thinking the same thing.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:22 Patrick Herb
7:22
Brian Mason: 
Miss for Rob on the first FT
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:22 Brian Mason
7:23
Brian Mason: 
Misses them both, but the rebound goes to UW after Richardson tips it out of bounds over the baseline
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:23 Brian Mason
7:23
[Comment From jk in watertownjk in watertown: ] 
got to score with the clock stopped
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:23 jk in watertown
7:23
[Comment From nicknick: ] 
lets put on a good run
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:23 nick
7:23
Brian Mason: 
The officials are looking at the shot clock now
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:23 Brian Mason
7:23
Patrick Herb: 
Rob's an 85% FT shooter this year, so two misses is QUITE rare for him.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:23 Patrick Herb
7:23
[Comment From orlandobuckyorlandobucky: ] 
why cant we make a FT
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:23 orlandobucky
7:23
Brian Mason: 
Badgers 5-for-9 from the stripe tonight
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:23 Brian Mason
7:24
Brian Mason: 
11:00 to go...
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:24 Brian Mason
7:24
Brian Mason: 
Hughes works past Jeff Jordan but Jordan gets a hand on it ... tough break
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:24 Brian Mason
7:24
Brian Mason: 
McCamey tosses one up and banks it in. Wow. Guy can't miss.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:24 Brian Mason
7:25
Brian Mason: 
J-Bo just off on a 3-ball but Rob is there for the board
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:25 Brian Mason
7:25
Brian Mason: 
Way to crash the glass, Rob
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:25 Brian Mason
7:25
Brian Mason: 
Taylor makes the most of the second chance with a step-back jumper from the elbow ... it's a 1-point game at 51-50 Illinois
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:25 Brian Mason
7:25
Patrick Herb: 
Badgers have 8 offensive rebounds to ILL's 5
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:25 Patrick Herb
7:26
Brian Mason: 
Richardson forced to jack up a long 3 as the shot clock went away ... nice stop for the Badgers
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:26 Brian Mason
7:26
[Comment From CDBunzCDBunz: ] 
tempo seems to have slowed...
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:26 CDBunz
7:26
Patrick Herb: 
Crowd is getting a little restless now I think... starting to get noisy. A basket here would send them off.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:26 Patrick Herb
7:26
Brian Mason: 
Hughes gets to the basket but can't get the foul call. Bo can't believe it.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:26 Brian Mason
7:26
Patrick Herb: 
Bo can't believe that there wasn't contact on that drive. He's asking how they didn't call that he got hammered on the arm. No love.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:26 Patrick Herb
7:26
Brian Mason: 
Illinois has it back and will work on offense after a timeout at the 8:39 mark
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:26 Brian Mason
7:27
[Comment From seth from WIseth from WI: ] 
not the time to go cold
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:27 seth from WI
7:27
[Comment From orlandobuckyorlandobucky: ] 
seem like we need to get back to our OFFENSE
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:27 orlandobucky
7:27
Brian Mason: 
Seems like the Badgers are doing what they need to do, but they have missed some free throws when they got to the line and had a couple of calls that didn't go their way.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:27 Brian Mason
7:28
[Comment From seth from WIseth from WI: ] 
true
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:28 seth from WI
7:28
[Comment From RicRic: ] 
How many for McCamey?
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:28 Ric
7:28
Patrick Herb: 
After lighting up ILL for 12 at the break, Hughes hasn't scored this half. It could be critical for him to get back in the scoring column. He's trying to penetrate and make things happen. We'll see.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:28 Patrick Herb
7:28
Brian Mason: 
22
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:28 Brian Mason
7:28
Brian Mason: 
22 for McCamey, that is.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:28 Brian Mason
7:29
[Comment From Steve68Steve68: ] 
Pop will be back!!!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:29 Steve68
7:29
[Comment From Big EdBig Ed: ] 
Time for Badgers to make a stand.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:29 Big Ed
7:29
Brian Mason: 
The time is now....
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:29 Brian Mason
7:29
Patrick Herb: 
McCamey's out right now... gotta get stops with him on the bench.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:29 Patrick Herb
7:30
Brian Mason: 
Tisdale long on a jumper but Jordan boards for Illinois
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:30 Brian Mason
7:30
Patrick Herb: 
They got the miss they wanted, but that darn long rebound gives ILL another look.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:30 Patrick Herb
7:30
Brian Mason: 
Long 2 off the mark for Cole and Taylor controls the board for UW
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:30 Brian Mason
7:30
Brian Mason: 
Jeff Jordan called for a foul on the runout and it's a media timeout at the 7:53 mark
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:30 Brian Mason
7:30
Brian Mason: 
Illinois leads, 51-50
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:30 Brian Mason
7:31
Patrick Herb: 
When's the last time UW got back-to-back stops on the defensive end before those last two? It had been awhile.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:31 Patrick Herb
7:31
[Comment From orlandobuckyorlandobucky: ] 
still think 60 wins
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:31 orlandobucky
7:31
[Comment From claude in El Pasoclaude in El Paso: ] 
Who is on the floor for bucky?
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:31 claude in El Paso
7:31
Brian Mason: 
The cheerleaders and part of the band.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:31 Brian Mason
7:31
Brian Mason: 
Kidding ... kidding...
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:31 Brian Mason
7:31
Brian Mason: 
I'll tell you when they break the huddle after the timeout
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:31 Brian Mason
7:31
[Comment From Jeff from CPJeff from CP: ] 
Nice one Brian,,
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:31 Jeff from CP
7:32
Brian Mason: 
Comedy is just a hobby.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:32 Brian Mason
7:32
[Comment From dandan: ] 
thats funny
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:32 dan
7:33
Brian Mason: 
Five offensive boards in the second half for the Badgers ... they have a 10-8 lead in rebounding overall for the half
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:33 Brian Mason
7:33
Patrick Herb: 
The Badgers come back with Taylor, Hughes, J-Bo, Jarmusz and Nankivil. Starting 5
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:33 Patrick Herb
7:33
Brian Mason: 
Back to action (thankfully for those who are tired of my material)
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:33 Brian Mason
7:33
[Comment From seth from WIseth from WI: ] 
good lets step up
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:33 seth from WI
7:33
Patrick Herb: 
McCamey back in for ILL with Richardson, Cole, Tisdale and Davis
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:33 Patrick Herb
7:33
Brian Mason: 
Trevon with a 3-ball that draws iron but Taylor boards ... then another 3-ball miss for Keaton
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:33 Brian Mason
7:33
Brian Mason: 
Would have liked to have one of those
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:33 Brian Mason
7:34
Patrick Herb: 
Two good looks there for UW... just off the mark. De-fense is what will win this game though.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:34 Patrick Herb
7:34
Brian Mason: 
Richardson misfires and Taylor can't control the board on the baseline ... it rolls out and back to Illinois
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:34 Brian Mason
7:34
[Comment From seth from WIseth from WI: ] 
noooooooooooooo
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:34 seth from WI
7:34
[Comment From bobbob: ] 
agree...we need to get stops
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:34 bob
7:35
Brian Mason: 
McCamey with another jumper ... he has been on all night. Make it 24 for him tonight.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:35 Brian Mason
7:35
Patrick Herb: 
McCamey left his hand in the air long after that shot went down... as if he were asking the crowd, "How hot am I?"
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:35 Patrick Herb
7:35
Brian Mason: 
10 to shoot
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:35 Brian Mason
7:35
Brian Mason: 
Trevon drives and kicks to Jarmusz but the long jumper is off
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:35 Brian Mason
7:36
Brian Mason: 
Gets it done on the other end! Trevon draws a charge on McCamey and the Badgers have it back.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:36 Brian Mason
7:36
Brian Mason: 
Great work on D for Hughes.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:36 Brian Mason
7:36
[Comment From seth from WIseth from WI: ] 
come on boys lets go
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:36 seth from WI
7:36
Patrick Herb: 
Great footwork from Hughes to draw that charge. He anticipated McCamey's move and beat him there. 2 fouls on McCamey.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:36 Patrick Herb
7:36
Brian Mason: 
Now a foul on McCamey again. That's three for him.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:36 Brian Mason
7:36
[Comment From pothed in Riopothed in Rio: ] 
vote Hughes for Cousy Award
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:36 pothed in Rio
7:37
Brian Mason: 
Taylro tripped up and loses the ball ... but it's right to J-BO and he capitalizes with a big-time 3-ball!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:37 Brian Mason
7:37
Patrick Herb: 
LOUD!!!!!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:37 Patrick Herb
7:37
Brian Mason: 
Tied up at 53-all
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:37 Brian Mason
7:37
[Comment From seth from WIseth from WI: ] 
yesssssssssssssss
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:37 seth from WI
7:37
Brian Mason: 
Tisdale for 3 and it's off ... Jarmusz collects the rebound
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:37 Brian Mason
7:37
Patrick Herb: 
Big turn of events right there... went from a turnover to a 3-pointer and a tie game.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:37 Patrick Herb
7:37
Brian Mason: 
Here we go.....
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:37 Brian Mason
7:37
[Comment From pothed in Riopothed in Rio: ] 
this is our house!!!!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:37 pothed in Rio
7:37
[Comment From CDBunzCDBunz: ] 
Need the crowd in the game!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:37 CDBunz
7:38
Brian Mason: 
Hughes' fadeaway tipped by Davis ... Illinois has it back
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:38 Brian Mason
7:38
Brian Mason: 
4:00 left
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:38 Brian Mason
7:38
Brian Mason: 
Big bucket by Richardson. Illinois back on top, 55-53
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:38 Brian Mason
7:38
[Comment From bobbob: ] 
grrr...
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:38 bob
7:38
[Comment From VermontBuckyVermontBucky: ] 
Lets Go Red, Finish strong!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:38 VermontBucky
7:38
[Comment From MadtownBalla (Tampa)MadtownBalla (Tampa): ] 
keep the intensity up boys!!!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:38 MadtownBalla (Tampa)
7:38
[Comment From orlandobuckyorlandobucky: ] 
play our game
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:38 orlandobucky
7:38
Patrick Herb: 
Gonna be a white-knuckler finish. Ugh
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:38 Patrick Herb
7:38
Brian Mason: 
Keaton for a long two ... it's off and Davis rebounds
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:38 Brian Mason
7:39
Brian Mason: 
McCamey (who else) on the other end. It's a 57-53 lead for the Illini
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:39 Brian Mason
7:39
Brian Mason: 
Largest lead of the night for Illinois
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:39 Brian Mason
7:39
Brian Mason: 
Taylor taken to the floor but no call ... fans unhappy and Illinois has it back on offense
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:39 Brian Mason
7:39
Brian Mason: 
Timeout Illinois at the 2:35 mark
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:39 Brian Mason
7:39
Patrick Herb: 
Bo is furious at the no call, but Tisdale might have been straight up there. Tough to say. Crowd sure doesn't think so
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:39 Patrick Herb
7:40
Brian Mason: 
Illinois leads 57-53
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:40 Brian Mason
7:40
[Comment From Badger Fan in ILBadger Fan in IL: ] 
The foul was on the pass, not really the shot
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:40 Badger Fan in IL
7:40
[Comment From Jeff from CPJeff from CP: ] 
I think he is more upset about the non call on Macamey...
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:40 Jeff from CP
7:41
Brian Mason: 
Time to regroup. Badgers down four with 2:35 to play.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:41 Brian Mason
7:41
Brian Mason: 
That's 26 tonight for McCamey, by the way. He's 11-for-17 from the floor.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:41 Brian Mason
7:41
[Comment From Sconnie NationSconnie Nation: ] 
Only 18 points in the second half...but still in the game
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:41 Sconnie Nation
7:41
Brian Mason: 
Hughes on McCamey
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:41 Brian Mason
7:42
Brian Mason: 
Trevon gets to McCamey's shot despite having to work around a screen by Tisdale and forces the travel by McCamey
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:42 Brian Mason
7:42
Brian Mason: 
Nice D and the Badgers get the ball back with 2:17 to go
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:42 Brian Mason
7:42
Brian Mason: 
Timeout, Badgers
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:42 Brian Mason
7:42
[Comment From pville buckypville bucky: ] 
yes!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:42 pville bucky
7:42
[Comment From Steve68Steve68: ] 
Sweeeet!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:42 Steve68
7:42
Patrick Herb: 
Great defense... that was crucial right there. Ok, that was step one of the comeback recipe. Now it's get a score. Definitely doesn't have to be a 3, just a good look. Plenty of time if UW scores on this possession.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:42 Patrick Herb
7:43
Brian Mason: 
McCamey thought he'd lost Trevon twice on that possession, but Pop fought through both screens and got around Tisdale just enough to get a hand on the ball
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:43 Brian Mason
7:43
[Comment From Badger Fan in ILBadger Fan in IL: ] 
we need something going towards the bucket, if the kick is there fine if not get fouled or make the lay up
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:43 Badger Fan in IL
7:44
[Comment From bobbob: ] 
wish we weren't so far from the bonus
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:44 bob
7:44
[Comment From Ali in DCAli in DC: ] 
who wants to be a hero?
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:44 Ali in DC
7:44
Brian Mason: 
Here we go....
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:44 Brian Mason
7:45
Brian Mason: 
Taylor gets a screen from Jarmusz and tries to get to the rack ... no good and the Illini control
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:45 Brian Mason
7:45
Brian Mason: 
Foul well into the backcourt on Trevon ... that's his second and 3 on the Badgers
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:45 Brian Mason
7:45
Brian Mason: 
Bo calls for a timeout at the 1:46 mark
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:45 Brian Mason
7:45
Patrick Herb: 
I think Jordan was surprised at how open he got when he got to the rim and he just over-layed it. Bummer.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:45 Patrick Herb
7:45
[Comment From New Rochelle BadgerNew Rochelle Badger: ] 
Get a stop now, boys
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:45 New Rochelle Badger
7:45
[Comment From bobbob: ] 
need defense
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:45 bob
7:46
[Comment From CDBunzCDBunz: ] 
Bo...work your magic!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:46 CDBunz
7:46
Patrick Herb: 
Taylor has been so clutch late in games this season, it's almost surprising to see a mistake.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:46 Patrick Herb
7:46
Brian Mason: 
Back to action ... McCamey to inbound right in front of me
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:46 Brian Mason
7:46
Brian Mason: 
Gets it into Tisdale
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:46 Brian Mason
7:46
Brian Mason: 
Badgers aggressive and nearly get the steal
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:46 Brian Mason
7:47
Brian Mason: 
Now a foul on Jarmusz ... that's four on UW
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:47 Brian Mason
7:47
Brian Mason: 
1:31 left
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:47 Brian Mason
7:47
Brian Mason: 
Keaton on Tisdale at midcourt and he's called for the foul
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:47 Brian Mason
7:47
Brian Mason: 
McCamey to inbound again
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:47 Brian Mason
7:47
Brian Mason: 
Keaton with a quick foul on Tisdale ... make it six on the Badgers
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:47 Brian Mason
7:47
[Comment From bobbob: ] 
have to do this strategy
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:47 bob
7:48
Brian Mason: 
Keaton knocks it away from Tisdale on the inbounds but it's back to the Illini
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:48 Brian Mason
7:48
Brian Mason: 
1:22 left
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:48 Brian Mason
7:48
Brian Mason: 
McCamey gets it into Cole and he's fouled by Trevon ... that's the bonus for Illinois
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:48 Brian Mason
7:48
Brian Mason: 
Three fouls on Trevon
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:48 Brian Mason
7:49
Brian Mason: 
Misses and it's headed the Badgers way after a foul on Cole!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:49 Brian Mason
7:49
Brian Mason: 
That's six on Illinois and the Badgers have the ball with 1:21 to play
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:49 Brian Mason
7:49
[Comment From bobbob: ] 
c'mon badgers!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:49 bob
7:49
[Comment From seth from WIseth from WI: ] 
this is huge
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:49 seth from WI
7:49
Brian Mason: 
Keaton for 3 ... it's off and the Illini have it back
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:49 Brian Mason
7:49
Brian Mason: 
McCamey fouled and he'll go to the line ... that's two on Jarmusz and eight on the Badgers
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:49 Brian Mason
7:50
Brian Mason: 
58.3 on the clock
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:50 Brian Mason
7:50
Brian Mason: 
McCamey good on the front end ... 58-53 Illinois
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:50 Brian Mason
7:50
[Comment From orlandobuckyorlandobucky: ] 
NOT GOOD
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:50 orlandobucky
7:50
Brian Mason: 
Misses teh second and J-Bo bboards
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:50 Brian Mason
7:50
Brian Mason: 
Taylor long on a 3 and it's out of bounds to the Illini
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:50 Brian Mason
7:51
Brian Mason: 
Ugh.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:51 Brian Mason
7:51
Brian Mason: 
Timeout Badgers with 46.9 left
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:51 Brian Mason
7:51
[Comment From Steve68Steve68: ] 
Still a 2 possession game!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:51 Steve68
7:51
Brian Mason: 
Cole inbounds from UW's baseline
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:51 Brian Mason
7:52
Brian Mason: 
Richardson fouled by Taylor
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:52 Brian Mason
7:52
Brian Mason: 
He'll shoot the 1-and-1
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:52 Brian Mason
7:52
[Comment From Badger Fan in ILBadger Fan in IL: ] 
positives: still two possessions, negatives: we haven't made a shot in a long time for any confidence in the comeback
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:52 Badger Fan in IL
7:52
[Comment From Sconnie NationSconnie Nation: ] 
36.5% field goals for WI - tough to overcome
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:52 Sconnie Nation
7:52
Brian Mason: 
Lot of time left, folks.....
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:52 Brian Mason
7:52
Brian Mason: 
He's good on the first FT
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:52 Brian Mason
7:52
Brian Mason: 
Makes the second, too ... 60-53
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:52 Brian Mason
7:53
Brian Mason: 
Keaton for 3 and it's off and Davis reboudns
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:53 Brian Mason
7:53
Brian Mason: 
Turnover though and now a 3 for J-Bo that rims out
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:53 Brian Mason
7:53
Brian Mason: 
Badgers can't buy one
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:53 Brian Mason
7:53
[Comment From Steve68Steve68: ] 
not good
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:53 Steve68
7:53
[Comment From pville buckypville bucky: ] 
that hurts
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:53 pville bucky
7:53
Brian Mason: 
Illinois inbounds from the UW baseline again
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:53 Brian Mason
7:53
Brian Mason: 
Timeout, Illinois, as Cole can't get the ball in
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:53 Brian Mason
7:54
[Comment From claude in El Pasoclaude in El Paso: ] 
Bilas says Badgers will have to do some seriousl re-groupoing
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:54 claude in El Paso
7:54
[Comment From Steve68Steve68: ] 
When you shoot under 40% at home...you seldom win!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:54 Steve68
7:55
Brian Mason: 
Tisdale fouled by Hughes and Tisdale goes to the line with the double bonus in order
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:55 Brian Mason
7:55
[Comment From orlandobuckyorlandobucky: ] 
could be a great wake up call game
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:55 orlandobucky
7:55
[Comment From bobbob: ] 
he's only saying that because wisconsin rarely loses at home.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:55 bob
7:55
Brian Mason: 
Tisdale makes the first
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:55 Brian Mason
7:55
Brian Mason: 
And the second ... 62-53
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:55 Brian Mason
7:55
Brian Mason: 
Hmmm.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:55 Brian Mason
7:55
[Comment From Ali in DCAli in DC: ] 
hate when my first to 61 rule goes the wrong way :(
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:55 Ali in DC
7:56
Brian Mason: 
Wilson connects on a 3! Finally something falls for the Badgers!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:56 Brian Mason
7:56
Brian Mason: 
Cuts the lead to six, at 62-56, with 15.7 to play.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:56 Brian Mason
7:57
[Comment From BradBrad: ] 
what is our FG % this half?
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:57 Brad
7:57
Brian Mason: 
27.6 percent
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:57 Brian Mason
7:57
Brian Mason: 
That pretty much tells the tale.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:57 Brian Mason
7:57
Brian Mason: 
You would think holding Illinois to the low 60s on your home court would be a good recipe for victory.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:57 Brian Mason
7:57
Brian Mason: 
Now a turnover on a steal by Hughes!
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:57 Brian Mason
7:58
Brian Mason: 
Trevon for 3 ... it's off and Cole rebounds.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:58 Brian Mason
7:58
Brian Mason: 
Great fight out of the Badgers, but it's going to come up short now.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:58 Brian Mason
7:58
Brian Mason: 
Weber unhappy with the steal call. Gave Zelton Steed an earfull.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:58 Brian Mason
7:58
Brian Mason: 
Cole makes the first FT
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:58 Brian Mason
7:59
Brian Mason: 
Misses the second and Rob brings it down ... Trevon off on a 3-ball and this one's in the books.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:59 Brian Mason
7:59
Brian Mason: 
Haven't heard the Kohl Center this quiet in a while.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:59 Brian Mason
7:59
Brian Mason: 
A big win for Illinois, no doubt, and a setback for the Badgers.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:59 Brian Mason
7:59
[Comment From juanjuan: ] 
disappointing.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:59 juan
7:59
[Comment From MannyManny: ] 
poor shooting finally catches up with us
Tuesday February 9, 2010 7:59 Manny
8:00
[Comment From bobbob: ] 
thanks for your blogging and your positiveness
Tuesday February 9, 2010 8:00 bob
8:00
[Comment From SteveSteve: ] 
not so much a set back as a reality check
Tuesday February 9, 2010 8:00 Steve
8:00
Brian Mason: 
Well put, Steve. Badgers still in the thick of the Big Ten race and it's their first real hiccup in a long time.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 8:00 Brian Mason
8:00
[Comment From seth from WIseth from WI: ] 
it hurts
Tuesday February 9, 2010 8:00 seth from WI
8:00
[Comment From MadtownBalla (Tampa)MadtownBalla (Tampa): ] 
time to regroup and focus on the rest of the schedule. its always tough when we drop one in the kohl.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 8:00 MadtownBalla (Tampa)
8:01
Brian Mason: 
Well, time to sit back and see what kind of impact the Purdue-Michigan State matchup will have on the conference race.

Be sure to check back to UWBadgers.com for complete post-game coverage of tonight's game.
Tuesday February 9, 2010 8:01 Brian Mason
8:02
Brian Mason: 
Thanks again for following along on the Gameday Blog. We'll be back in the saddle for Saturday's matchup with Indiana, looking for the Badgers to bounce back at home.

Keep in mind, UW hasn't lost consecutive games all year....
Tuesday February 9, 2010 8:02 Brian Mason
8:02
Brian Mason: 
Thanks again for following along. The final:

Illinois 63, Wisconsin 56
Tuesday February 9, 2010 8:02 Brian Mason
8:03
 

 
 
 
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