Berggren, Jackson lead Badgers past Illini, 74-51

Berggren, Jackson lead Badgers past Illini, 74-51

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By ANDREW SELIGMAN
AP Sports Writer

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Jared Berggren scored 15 points and grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds, and Traevon Jackson added a career-best 14 points to lead Wisconsin over No. 12 Illinois 74-51 Saturday.

The Badgers (12-4, 3-0 Big Ten) scored the game's first 14 points and led by 20 at halftime on the way to their sixth straight win.

It was a stunning performance from a team that scored just 47 in the previous game against Nebraska, but a supposedly slow and methodical team locked into a higher gear and ended the suspense almost as soon as the game began.

Whether they were making 3-pointers, driving for layups, putting back misses or throwing down dunks, the Badgers had their way in this one. They outshot Illinois 49.1% to 35.3%, making 10 of 23 3-pointers, and outrebounded the Illini 43-24.

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