CHAMPAIGN, ILL (LEARFIELD-WSAU) The Wisconsin men's basketball team will go for a two-game season-sweep of Illinois tonight in Champaign. The Badgers crushed the Illini 95-to-70 at home on January eighth.
They'd love that kind of performance again this evening, after losing five-of-their-last-six to drop out of the A-P media Top-25 after being 14th a week ago. Wisconsin remains in the coaches' Top-25, after falling 11 spots to 24th in the U-S-A Today poll.
Illinois has its own struggles. They've lost seven straight Big Ten games after winning their first two. The Wisconsin loss started the Illini's futility string.
On Saturday, Illinois was down by 21 before losing by seven at home to Iowa. The Badgers are coming off a one-point loss to Ohio State on Saturday.
You can hear the game tonight on WSAU with the pre game at 7pm