Jan. 12, 2013
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Wisconsin vs. Illinois
Kohl Center -- Madison, Wis. -- Jan. 12, 2013
Wisconsin improved to 176-16 (.917) at the Kohl Center under Bo Ryan, including a mark of 86-9 (.905) in Big Ten Conference home games.
Bo Ryan improved to 135-54 (.714) in Big Ten games, the highest winning percentage in conference history (Ohio State's Thad Matta is second at .709).
The Badgers are 3-0 in Big Ten play for first time since 2008-09 and the fifth time in Bo Ryan's 12 seasons at UW (2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2012-13).
Wisconsin's current six-game winning streak is the longest since Jan. 12-31, 2012.
The Badgers have now won four straight meetings with Illinois and 11 of the last 15. The 23-point margin of victory was the largest for UW over the Illini since a 101-75 win on Jan. 19, 1974.
Illinois entered today's game ranked No. 12 in the latest Associated Press poll. The win is Wisconsin's first over a ranked team this season and its first home win over a top-15 team since beating No. 1 Ohio State, 71-67, on Feb. 12, 2011. UW improved to 27-10 vs. ranked opponents in the Kohl Center under Bo Ryan.
UW held Illinois scoreless for the first 6:47 of the game, opening the contest on a 14-0 run. The Illini didn't make their first field goal until the 12:38 mark of the first half. The last time the Badgers played Illinois (a UW 70-56 win on March 4, 2012, at the Kohl Center), Wisconsin opened the game on a 14-2 run.
Including today, Wisconsin has held each of its last 18 home opponents to 60 points or less. That is tied for the longest streak in the country since 1996-97 (Northwestern - 11/24/01-12/18/02)
UW is now 118-1 at home under Bo Ryan when holding its opponent under 60 points.
After allowing 51, 41 and 51 points in their first three Big Ten games, the Badgers are allowing just 47.7 points per game in conference play.
Illinois' 51 points was its lowest scoring output of the season. Its previous low was 61 points at Purdue on Jan. 2. Illinois entered the game averaging 75.2 points per game this season.
Wisconsin's 39 first-half points was its highest first-half output in a Big Ten game since scoring 43 vs. Northwestern on Feb. 27, 2011.
The Badgers grabbed 18 offensive rebounds, just one shy of their season high. UW's 23 second-chance points were also one off its season high. Both highs were set in the season opener.
After making just seven 3-pointers and shooting .206 from 3-point range in the first two games of Big Ten play, Wisconsin shot 10-of-23 (.435) from beyond the arc today.
UW entered today's game shooting 38.2 percent from the field in its first two Big Ten games. The Badgers made 28-of-57 (.491) shots today.
Wisconsin limited Illinois to a season-low two 3-point field goals made. The Illini entered the game leading the Big Ten with 9.0 3-pointers made per contest.
Sophomore Traevon Jackson scored a career-high 14 points, tying his career-best with five field goals and a pair of 3-pointers.
Senior Jared Berggren tallied his first career double-double, registering 15 points and season-best 12 rebounds. It was his fourth career double-digit rebounding game. Berggren tallied two more blocked shots, giving him 104 for his career and moving him into fourth place by himself on UW's career list. He leads the Big Ten with 33 blocks this season.
Freshman Sam Dekker scored 13 points, the third-best effort of his career and his most since scoring a career-high 19 vs. Arkansas on Nov. 24. Dekker tied a career-best with three 3-pointers. It was his eighth double-digit scoring performance of the season.