Jan. 15, 2011
Box Score |
• Wednesday’s sellout crowd marked the 132nd consecutive sellout at the Kohl Center.
• Wisconsin is now 10-0 at the Kohl Center this season, winning by an average of 22.3 points.
• Overall, the Badgers have won 13 consecutive home games and 31 of their last 32.
• The Badgers have beaten Illinois in eight of the last 12 meetings.
• Wisconsin led Illinois 27-25 at the half, but used a 10-0 run to start the second frame and open up a 37-25 lead. Illinois did not score for the first 3:44 of the second half.
• The Badgers’ 49 points in the second half ranks as the team’s second-highest scoring half of the season. UW posted 58 points in the second half of their 99-55 win over Prairie View A&M.
• The second-half scoring was UW’s largest output in a Big Ten game since scoring 50 in the second half of a 78-73 win over Ohio State on Feb. 15, 2006.
• At home in the Big Ten, Wisconsin is 72-6 (.923) under Ryan.
• Wisconsin attempted 41 free throws, its highest single-game total since attempting 44 in an
89-75 win over Pittsburgh on Dec. 6, 2006.
• The Badgers’ 34 made free throws are the team’s most since converting 34 of 41 in an 81-47 win over Eastern Illinois on Nov. 25, 2003.
• Ranked No. 2 nationally in free-throw percentage entering the game at 81.0 percent, the Badgers converted at an 82.9 percent rate Saturday.
• Wisconsin held Illinois to 25 points in the first half, the second-lowest first-half output of the season for the Illini (ILL had 24 vs. Oakland on 12/8/10).
• Wisconsin has held its opponent below 70 points in 33 consecutive home games (excluding overtime). That is the nation’s longest active streak, besting Ohio State’s 32 consecutive games.
• The Badgers held Illinois to a season-low .327 field-goal percentage.
• Wisconsin used its fourth starting line-up of the season, going with Jordan Taylor, Tim Jarmusz, Jon Leuer, Keaton Nankivil and Jared Berggren.
• Sophomore Jared Berggren made his first career start.
• Senior Jon Leuer finished with 26 points, his 24th-straight game with double-digit scoring and seventh 20-point game of the season.
• Junior Jordan Taylor’s 22 points matched his season high and finished one point shy of his career high of 23. It marked the sixth time this season he has gone for at least 20 and the ninth time he has done so in his career.
• Saturday marked the fourth game this season in which Leuer and Taylor have both topped 20 points.
• Taylor’s 16 made free throws ties as the second-highest total in UW history, equaling Devin Harris’ 16-for-18 performance vs. Ohio State on Feb. 14, 2004. The record is 17 by Dale Koehler vs. Loyola (Ill.) on Dec. 6, 1975.
• Taylor’s 18 attempts tied Harris and others for the fifth-highest single-game total in history.