CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Former Rockridge High School standout Ethan Happ scored 14 points and led the way in No. 10 Wisconsin’s 57-43 rout over Illinois on Tuesday night.
Wisconsin (19-3, 8-1 Big Ten) started the game with a 16-2 run and never trailed.
Much of the hot start came from the open 3-pointers Illinois allowed Wisconsin’s players to take — the Badgers shot 7-of-23 from 3-point range in the game.
The Badgers’ big men dominated the game in the post, outrebounding Illinois 45-36, including 19-6 on the offensive boards.
Nigel Hayes scored 11 points and added eight rebounds for Wisconsin.
Malcolm Hill and Maverick Morgan each had 10 points for Illinois (13-10, 3-7).